Mindfulness programs

Monash offers a range of free programs for Monash students and staff. They’re designed to help reduce stress, boost study and work performance, and cultivate positive workplace relationships and culture.

Our mindfulness programs, Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance and Maintaining a Mindful Life, have been completed by over 400,000 people around the world (they are also listed on Class Central's “The Best Online Courses of All Time”). So if you’re new to the practice of mindfulness, or you’re wanting to go a little deeper, these programs are a great place to start.

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance (online course)

Duration: 3 hours each week over 4 weeks

This course explores what mindfulness is and how it can be applied to reduce stress, improve wellbeing, and maximise performance and productivity.


Maintaining a Mindful Life (online course)

Duration: 3 hours each week over 4 weeks

Maintaining a Mindful Life builds on Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance. It teaches you how to use mindfulness to improve your communication, relationships and emotional health, and helps you reflect on your values and ethics. The course includes practical exercises, links to interesting research, a discussion forum, and weekly feedback videos.


Lunchtime Meditation

Duration: 30 minutes per session (currently being offered on Zoom)

Offered in conjunction with CEME and Monash Sport, our lunchtime drop-in meditation sessions are led by experienced teachers who can help you start your meditation journey or deepen your existing practice. The sessions are held Monday to Thursday each week to support you establishing and maintaining a regular meditation practice.


Mindful Stress Reduction

Duration: 6 one-hour weekly sessions

An experiential group program, Mindful Stress Reduction teaches you how to use mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety and emotional reactivity. You’ll also learn simple strategies to improve focus, enhance your relationships and improve your productivity and communication skills.


Mindful Relationships

Duration: 6 one-hour weekly sessions

This experiential group program teaches you how to use mindfulness to resolve conflict, communicate effectively and improve your relationships (with your partner, family, colleagues and friends). Get involved in this program to deepen your self-awareness, cultivate emotional balance, resolve conflict and learn better communication skills.

Lunchtime Meditation

Offered in conjunction with CEME and Monash Sport, our lunchtime drop-in meditation sessions are led by experienced teachers who can help you start your meditation journey or deepen your existing practice. The sessions are held Monday to Thursday each week to support you establishing and maintaining a regular meditation practice.

30 minutes per session (currently being offered on Zoom)

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance (online course)

This online course has been completed by over 330,000 participants so far and is ranked by Class Central as one of the top online mindfulness course of all time.

Over four weeks, you’ll explore what mindfulness is and how it can be applied to reduce stress, improve wellbeing, and maximise performance and productivity. It includes practical exercises, information about the research and brain science behind mindfulness, and a discussion forum where you can ask questions and connect with participants from around the world. You’ll also have access to weekly feedback videos summarising the key topics of discussion in the forums.

Three hours (minimum) each week over four weeks.

Maintaining a Mindful Life (online course)

Maintaining a Mindful Life has had over 67,000 participants and is the highest rated online mindfulness courses of all time (according to Class Central). Building upon Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance, this online course teaches you how to use mindfulness to improve your communication, relationships and emotional health, and helps you reflect on your values and ethics. It includes practical exercises, links to interesting research, a discussion forum where you can ask questions and discuss what you’relearning with other participants from around the world, and weekly feedback videos.

Three hours each week over four weeks.

Mindful Stress Reduction

An experiential group program, Mindful Stress Reduction teaches you how to use mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety and emotional reactivity. You’ll also learn simple strategies to improve focus, enhance your relationships and improve your productivity and communication skills.

Six one-hour weekly sessions.

Mindful Relationships

This experiential group program teaches you how to use mindfulness to resolve conflict, communicate effectively and improve your relationships (with your partner, family, colleagues and friends). Get involved in this program to deepen your self-awareness, cultivate emotional balance, resolve conflict and learn better communication skills.

Six one-hour weekly sessions.

Mindfulness for Academic Success

Duration: 6 one-hour weekly sessions

This experiential group program includes a range of innovative exercises to help you use mindfulness to improve focus and concentration, overcome procrastination, reduce academic stress and elevate your academic performance.

Mindful Learning

Duration: 3 hour face-to-face session with online support for ongoing practice and application (approximately one hour per week)

This Monash Education Academy (MEA) module combines online and face-to-face learning and explores the science and practice of mindfulness. You’ll also learn how to apply it to your personal and professional life in order to:

  • reduce stress and improve wellbeing
  • enhance communication and relationships
  • maximise productivity and performance
  • improve teaching and learning outcomes.

Mindfulness: Train the Trainer

Duration: Four 90-minute weekly sessions

This four-week program is aimed at people who have done basic mindfulness training, practice mindfulness regularly, and would like to learn how to teach it.

Topics include:

  • introducing mindfulness and engaging the client/group
  • teaching and debriefing mindfulness meditation
  • mindful inquiry and debriefing participants' experience
  • working with groups and mindfulness experiments.

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Customised programs

Our workshops and programs can be customised to your specific needs and delivered in your own faculty or division.

For more information, please contact:

Richard Chambers
Email: richard.chambers@monash.edu

Craig Hassed
Email: craig.hassed@monash.edu