Breakaway Sessions

Breakaway Sessions A – Saturday 23 March – Conference Day 1

14h00 – 15h30 No. 1: Workshop: Meeting Crisis with Consciousness: From Emergency to Emergence Thanissara
14h00 – 15h30 No 2: Mindfulness in Health


Jenny Coetzee:
Creating an adapted mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for female sex workers in Soweto, South Africa

Deborah Diedericks:
Mindfulness in the context of a teen Grief Support programme

Wendy Molefi-Youri:
Is there a role for Mindfulness-Based Interventions (here defined as MBCT and MBSR) in facilitating optimal psychological adjustment in the menopause?


Moderator: Janine Kirby
14h00 – 15h30 No 3: Mindfulness in Business and Leadership


Linda Kantor:
On productivity, power and multiple perspectives: Participant reflections on mindfulness at work

Dumisani Magadlela:
Mindfulness in Leadership Development through Ubuntu Intelligence Coaching

Megan Reitz:
Speaking Truth to Power…Mindfully.


Moderator: Anneke Kirsten-Barnard
14h00 – 15h30 No 4: Mindfulness in Education and Parenting


Katja Fleck:
An integral approach to Mindfulness for children and adolescents in South Africa

Sarah Foale:
From the Inside Out: cultivating the capacity to parent mindfully, towards a vision of communities at peace

Bilge Uzun:
Mindfulness Based Interventions for the Children in Turkey


Moderator: Mark Williams

Breakaway Sessions B – Monday 25 March – Conference Day 3

13h30 – 15h00 No. 1: Workshop: Freedom through Non Dual Mindfulness Kittisaro
13h30 – 15h00 No. 2: Mindfulness and Social Justice


Rhonda Magee:
Teaching, Learning from South-African and African-American Experiences in the Struggle for Justice.

Herman Holtzhausen:
We are the land walking: Mindfulness, Land Reform and Spatial Justice.

Lebogang Mohlala:
Our Differences – An antidote to Inclusivity


Moderator: Nobantu Mpotulo
13h30 – 15h00 No. 3: Mindfulness and Trauma


Julie Deane-Williams:
Mindfulness and PTSD-A Personal Journey

Anton Krueger:
Staging Trauma / Performing Healing: Mindfulness based approaches to the Theatre of Trauma-Tragedy

Kanthamoney Pillay:
Mindfulness as an intervention for Traumatic Stress in high violence, low resource settings


Moderator: David Treleaven
13h30 – 15h00 No. 4: Mindfulness in the Community


Paula Ramirez:
Mindfulness for Mental Health and self-care in humanitarian contexts: an experience from UN camps in South Sudan

Pateka Mtinstsilina:
Coming Back to Ubuntu with the Practice of Mindfulness

Yasmin Turton:
The lived experiences of community-based caregivers using body-mind-spirit practices (with mindfulness as the basis of this work).


Moderator: Diana Sanchez Betancourt