Mindfulness-based programmes in South Africa
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 (MSC) teaches simple effective skills and develops emotional strength to meet life’s challenges with kindness instead of blaming, shaming or criticizing ourselves.