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 email@example.com, 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.
Dr Cleve McIntosh is a family physician and mindfulness teacher passionate about helping others develop a peaceful relationship with food. Building on his experience of practicing and teaching mindfulness and his interest in nutrition, both in his own life and his medical practice, he explores how mindful eating practices offer a powerful way to refresh and deepen our existing mindfulness practice by recognising when we are using food to numb rather than turn toward feelings.
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
• Shauna Shapiro’s progression and potential of mindfulness practice from self-regulation to self-awareness to self-transcendence
• Stages and states of consciousness
• Understanding and working with resistance to and myths about mindfulness
• Becoming spiritually informed practitioners to support meeting people where they are.
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.
Linda Kantor is a counselling psychologist, hypnotherapist and yoga teacher. Thobi Zulu is a mindfulness facilitator and a board member of the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA).
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