Mindfulness-based programmes in South Africa

Join Us in March 2019

How do we uncover our common humanity and enrich our healing as a nation?

The challenges of our inherited past mean that navigating diversity, inequality and multi-layered trauma are foregrounded in the development and healing of our country.

Join us at the second International Mindfulness Conference in South Africa as we work to uncover our common humanity and enrich our healing as a nation.

Formal University Training

The Institute for Mindfulness South Africa, in collaboration with Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, is offering the first South African University-Based Certificate Training in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs).

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme is an integrative, participant-centred approach to stress management and to date is the longest standing, most successful and well-researched stress reduction programme worldwide.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Growing out of MBSR, MBCT was designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. Research strongly suggests that this program is very effective in preventing depression relapse.

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is an eight-week series of two-hour sessions, teaching a mind-body approach developed specifically for people recovering from alcohol, drug & process addictions.

Mindfulness and Eating

Our relationship to food is a central one that reflects our attitudes toward our environment and ourselves. Mindfulness-based interventions are particularly well suited to addressing disordered eating behaviours.

Other Mindfulness-Based Approaches

A mix of trainings, courses and retreats which have mindfulness as a foundation and are informed by the ethics and ethos of this approach, used in varied and diverse settings.

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teaches simple effective skills and develops emotional strength to meet life’s challenges with kindness instead of blaming, shaming or criticizing ourselves.