Learning Forums

The learning forums are offered to refine, expand and develop our understanding and wise application of mindfulness in the Southern African context.

Learning forums are held live in the IMISA Zoom room.
Contact Lynne Gordon, IMISA Operations Officer, at lynne@mindfulness.org.za, to receive notifications of the learning forums.
Attendance at the live Zoom learning forums is free to IMISA Professional Members.
Donations to fund ongoing resource development would be appreciated.
A very warm thanks to all who have donated so generously, assisting IMISA in making mindfulness more accessible.

Becoming a Mindful Health Professional

An exploration of how incorporating mindfulness can enhance the therapeutic relationship – our panel, Anneke Kirsten, Janine Kirby and Tina Stodel, share their journeys that led them to work mindfully with their clients/patients: Read more

Mindful Eating

Dr Cleve McIntosh is a family physician and mindfulness teacher passionate about helping others develop a peaceful relationship with food. Read more

Mindfulness and Christianity

This learning forum explores the theme of mindfulness and spirituality as Father Lubabalo Mguda, Rev Mike Crockett and Rev Immanuel van Tonder facilitate a discussion of mindfulness in the Christian tradition.

Mindfulness and Spirituality

Spirituality is central to human experience. It is a complex, layered and at times divisive subject; and one which frequently emerges in an MBI class setting. Read more

The Understanding Space: Becoming trauma-informed

Barbara Gerber (Psychologist and Senior Mindfulness Teacher), Mbuyiselo Yanta (Life Coach and Mindfulness Teacher) and Pete Milligan (Psychiatrist) Read more

The Practice Space: Trauma-sensitive mindfulness

Mandy Johnson (Coach and Mindfulness Teacher) explores trauma-sensitive mindfulness practice, in ways which are maximally helpful and minimally harmful together Read more

Teaching mindfulness-based groups

Listen to Trish Bartley in conversation with Linda Kantor and Thobi Zulu as she explores the subject of teaching mindfulness-based groups. Trish’s new book “Teaching Mindfulness-Based Groups, The Inside Out Group Model” was launched at this forum.
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The Compassionate Activist by Lucy Draper-Clarke

Lucy Draper-Clarke (PhD) introduces us to her book, The Compassionate Activist.
Lucy is a retreat facilitator, mindfulness mentor, and researcher-practitioner in the field of mindfulness and compassion. Read more