What's On?

Stress Reduction Program - 8-week online program

This program is based on the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. John Julian has been a meditation teacher for 25 years, trained in MBSR, Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion and Mindfulness therapies. He will be assisted by Jo Walz.

Stressed, anxious, sad? Take action. Engage in your own self-care. Learn to live a fulfilled and satisfying life, right now, today and into the future.

Some of the benefits of this program have been shown in the research evidence base as:

  • Stress reduction
  • Decreased medical symptoms
  • Improved self-care
  • Greater ability to manage anxiety and depression
  • Loosening the grip of negative habits and thinking
  • Improvement in symptoms of burnout
  • Clearer recognition of when your attitude or mood is beginning to change so you can become less reactive. 
  • Discovery that difficult and unwanted thoughts and feelings can be seen from an altogether different perspective – a perspective that brings a sense of compassion and less judgment to the suffering you are experiencing.
  • Improved sense of well-being: learn how to be present and appreciate the simple pleasures of everyday life, connect with yourself, and the experience of being alive.

Contact John at john.julian56atgmail.com to discuss (the program can be subsidized by Medicare group subsidies). 

Counselling Program


What's coming up

Retreat 2024 Wilsons Promontory

This year another retreat occurs at one of the leading National Parks in the world, Wilson's Promontory. This retreat will be from Sunday 28th April to Sunday 5th May. The retreat will focus on compassion (in all three flows), mindfulness, and nature mindfulness.

The retreat woill be managed by the Nature and Mindfulness Association Incorporated (MANA Inc.).

For expressions of interest to attend John will pass on your information to Mana.


Training for Therapists, Counsellors and Coaches – Expressions of interest called for

There are many issues in training people in compassion and mindfulness people. John is designing a new 8-session training program for therapists, counsellors and coaches using mindfulness and compassion in one-to-one work. The areas covered include the history, values and ethics around mindfulness and compassion; the uses with various client groups; the importance of personal practice and participant practices each week; mindfulness techniques; compassion, its three flows and techniques and benefits; movement practices with an overview of research; a reading program for future development. This program will be available in 2023.

To express interest, please get in touch with John


Regular Support Groups for Compassion and Mindfulness Practices

Regular support Groups for Compassion and Mindfulness Practices occur online every day at 11 am (AEST), with the Sunday class starting at 10 am (AEST) for two hours.

The Wednesday night program is solid and meets every Wednesday, co-facilitated by Paola. It meets at 8 pm every Wednesday (AEST).

All supports groups have attendance by dana (donation). You can give Dana HERE

Sunday Group

The primary meditation is around the 16 mindfulness exercises we just finished considering over 20 plus weeks. Now, we are considering and exploring the ethical and wisdom aspects of mindfulness with a strong influence from Buddhism flavouring the classes while also considering the latest neuroscience where applicable. We will, in future, also explore some aspects of these issues using abridged meditations from Buddhism and gradually develop a greater understanding of these approaches and the Buddhist concept of well-being.

Please contact John to confirm your place. Mob: 0439 901 795  Email: john.julian56@gmail.com


Into the future: Mindfulness-based Enhanced Resilience  Nature program

Our new program, will commence in 2023 

2023 Mindfulness and Compassion Retreat at Wilson’s Promontory

Mark your diaries now! After a delightful  2022 retreat, we are now severely limiting numbers for the retreat. Let me know if you are interested, so you have priority – I think five people have already expressed interest! It will be on in a warmer time of the year and be for six nights from 31 March to 12 midday, 6 April, immediately before Easter.

More information HERE

Introduction to permaculture 

Starting with ideas for small garden food production in your backyard in 2023.

organization around compassionate action.


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