Mindful Life

Skills to effectively manage stress and help you lead a more fulfilling life


All our courses are led or supervised by Dean Wooding, who trained at the Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK – an internationally recognised centre of excellence in mindfulness training. He achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Based Approaches. This training has transformed his own daily practice of mindfulness. .

Dean was for several years Director of a Buddhist Centre in London and helped manage a retreat centre in New Zealand. He has 25 years personal meditation experience and has been teaching meditation for 20 years, including teaching at festivals for Buddhafield. Dean adheres to the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers. Dean presently works in Local Government.

Dean  has been an Ordained Buddhist for many years, and moved to Australia with his family in 2012.Through his many years training, he has an insightful understanding of eastern and western psychological models. He has a particular interests in training people who suffer from significant stress within the workplace. He is passionate about secular mindfulness approaches, and in using his experience and insights to inspire others. Most recently he has written about his experiences of mindful parenting.

From February 2013, Dean has been teaching MBSR to the public in Sydney and moved  to Lake Macquarrie in September 2014. As well as public courses, Dean has taught MBSR to staff at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, in Bridge Street, Sydney.  In August 2016, Dean became an associate with Openground.

“Thank your for sharing your knowledge of mindfulness with us in such a kind and compassionate manner”

Dr Julia Bowman, School of Science and Health,  University of Western Sydney.