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Mindfulness Training for Stress Management – A Comprehensive One Day Workshop

Presented by Kantha Pillay (Clinical Psychologist)

All are welcome. This workshop will suit absolute beginners as well as those with experience in Mindfulness training. In the spirit of “beginner’s mind”, we are all still learning!

Dates: Saturday 9 July  OR Sunday 10 July

Time: 08h30 to 16h00

Cost: R1500 (a portion of this fee may be claimed from your Medical Aid. Please enquire further)

Fees are inclusive of all course materials (including theory and guided meditations provided on a CD), morning and afternoon tea and snacks, lunch (veg option available & water.

Venue: Pathways Guest House, 99 Auckland Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Spaces are very limited.

For bookings and enquiries:

Please email

or call 011 7265846

The Presenter

Kantha Pillay is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with over 20 years experience. She is currently conducting Doctoral research on the benefits of Mindfulness at Wits University.

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About this Workshop

Based on the work of leading researchers in mind science (like Daniel Siegal and Jon Kabat-Zinn), the workshop will help you develop skills of “Mindsight” which refers to the ability to regulate the process and contents of the mind. Mindfulness Training may be viewed as a form of “mental gym” with research proven benefits on both physical and psychological health and well-being. The positive impact of Mindfulness has been scientifically demonstrated in the following areas: stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, the brain and immune system, communication, binge eating, trauma, communication, relationships etc…


Workshop course content includes theory and practical components of Mindfulness:

  • What is mind?
  • The neuro-science of Mindfulness
  • Research proven benefits of Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness and stress- reactivity : responding versus reacting
  • Moving from autopilot to awareness of the present moment
  • Informal and Formal Practices
  • The body Scan
  • Mindful Eating
  • Sitting meditation
  • Mindfulness of Breath
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mindful Movement
  • Mindfulness of thoughts
  • Mindfulness of sensations
  • Loving Kindness meditation

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” – John Kabat-Zinn

“Keeping one’s consciousness alive to the present reality” – Thich Nath Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975)

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present moment. When you are being mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them as being  good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience

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