Mindfulness is fundamental to my work and personal life.

I started meditating as a young adult and have practiced meditation ever since. It provides me with a way of connecting with myself, managing my emotions, and engaging more meaningfully with the world around me. 

While doing a work/study programme at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Upstate New York in 2009, I was introduced to Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work. He is the founder of the well acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme (MBSR). I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to be trained by him in his Mindfulness Programme for Professionals.

Shortly after that I returned to South Africa and started teaching MBSR programmes in Cape Town.


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What is mindfulness?

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, ‘Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally,’ and he adds ‘in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.’.

Mindfulness is often referred to as reclaiming the art of paying attention, and being less distracted with what is not important.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme is designed to heighten mindful awareness and reduce stress. It does this through a variety of meditation techniques, life skill presentations, self-inquiry and group discussions.

In recent years, and especially now with Covid-19, this programme has become increasingly recognised as a means of dealing with stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, pain, illness, and other forms of suffering.

MBSR programmes

I currently teach the MBSR programme in Cape Town, South Africa.

The programme is an intensive, 8-week training course.

It includes:

* weekly group meetings
* instruction in formal mindfulness techniques
* a full-day retreat

For more information about the Mindfulness programme, or to register for an upcoming course, please go to www.beingmindful.co.za