6-week Mindfulness Meditation Programme
The 6-week Mindfulness Meditation Programme is held in a contained and nurturing environment where we can retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with its demands and responsibilities. This is an opportunity to give ourselves the gift of self-care – time to slow down, awaken our senses, nourish our soul and reconnect to our authentic presence.
The programme offers training in formal and informal mindfulness-based practices that mobilise our own inner resources which enables us to take greater care of our personal health and wellness.
The process of learning mindfulness involves engaging in the moments of our lives with greater awareness taking heed of our bodies, mind and heart as we do so. The intention is to reconnect to simply being alive, and, at the same time let go of our patterns of constant doing and striving.
Each of the six sessions focuses on a different theme, with time allocated to a variety of guided mindfulness practices, teaching, reflection and dialogue. Home practices are included each week to support mindfulness becoming an integral part of our lives.
With mindfulness practice, we become increasingly able to observe our thoughts, emotions and sensations consciously, rather than reacting to them unconsciously. This provides an opportunity for learning to respond to life’s challenges with kindness and compassion.
The 6-week programme includes
- A 30 minute pre-programme meeting – either in-person or online to determine if this programme is suitable at this time. (There will be no charge for this meeting if registering for the programme. A fee of R400 for this appointment will be charged if not registering for the programme).
- Six, weekly group classes of 2,5 hours each (first class is 3 hours).
- A full-day retreat.
- Teaching related to stress and mindfulness.
- Teaching of a variety of mindfulness meditations and practices.
- Home practice manual which include guided practices.
- Refreshments on class days.
VENUE: The programme will be held in the nurturing space of the Integral Health studio set in the peaceful rural environment of Sweet Valley at the foot of Constantiaberg mountain.
Once I receive the online application form I will contact you regarding setting up a date for the pre-programme interview. An invoice will be sent to you after the interview.
Programme Facilitator: Ingrid Regenass
Ingrid is a mindfulness-based, Integral Health coach, in private practice in Cape Town. She has worked in the field of health promotion and wellness for over 30 years with qualifications in nursing, exercise and fitness, clinical nutrition, counselling, Coaching, TRE® (Tension and Trauma Release) and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. Over the years her work has evolved to include a variety of modalities, which she draws from to empower people to journey towards living a healthy, whole and fulfilling life.
Mindfulness meditation is an integral part of her life. She offers a range of Mindfulness Programmes and regularly attends silent retreats; participates in mindfulness courses and attends a weekly mindfulness group to support her own practice and ongoing learning.
Full day retreat co-facilitator: Sue Cooper
Open the Heart and Still the Mind: An Integration of Buddhist Meditation and Psychotherapy
Sue is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, working in private practice in Cape Town since the early 1990s. She has a long-standing interest in the interface between
psychological and spiritual approaches to self-discovery and inner healing, and has attended Buddhist meditation retreats, mainly in the Theravada tradition, for over 30 years, both in South Africa and at Gaia House in the UK.
Sue offers weekend and longer ‘Open the Heart and Still the Mind’ silent retreats throughout South Africa, as well as courses, on-going weekly groups and monthly half-day/day retreats in and around Cape Town.