An Introduction to Mindfulness

So what is Mindfulness?

It is about being fully in each and every moment, suspending judgement and being open and curious to all possibilities.

How will being mindful benefit me in my life?

  • Have you ever been emotionally triggered, became totally destabilised and made poor decisions? Mindfulness can help you summon support from your creative brain to respond differently.
  • Do you sometimes eat mindlessly? You can learn to eat mindfully and be more in control of your impulses.
  • Are you over-critical of yourself when you make a mistake? Being self-compassionate can help you be more positive and creative.

Dr Annelie van Breda offers a powerful workshop where you can learn simple mindfulness practices to enhance your ability to face these and other everyday challenges.

Cost: R1500 pp

Arrival tea & coffee
Vegetarian lunch
Afternoon tea & coffee


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Mindful Eating

  • To realign healthy choices with our healthy selves, we must look at the root causes of our overeating, not the symptoms.
  • Our physical hunger for food and mental desire should unite in a single, healthy appetite.
  • Disordered eating is not only about food but affords us the opportunity to look inside ourselves, at the underlying issues in our lives.
  • There is no one cause for disordered eating.
  • It is not about food, but about emotions.
  • This workshop focuses on personal experience and practical steps.
  • Together, we will discover what lies behind your eating habits, learn what the difference is between wants and needs, become aware of automatic and unconscious behaviours and investigate the underlying motivations and impulses that drive us.
  • You will learn how to focus on your life, not your food.

The Mindful Eating workshop is  a journey that addresses the following:

Why do we eat when we are not hungry?
How to live normally with food
How to love and trust your body
Tools and techniques to help you change your body

What will be covered in the workshop?

Why do we eat when we are not hungry?

How to live normally with food?

How to love and trust your body?

Tools and techniques to help achieve body balance.

Next workshops

30 October from 10h00 to 16h00

Beach Boardroom

Cube Workspace

V & A Waterfront Pavilion

R1 500 per person: Lunch, Tea & Coffee included

Email: for more information.

021 007 0007 | or WhatsApp 083 5000 144

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The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

This course coaches you in coping with and managing stress. Many modern illnesses are stress-related. Our ability to cope with the demands of our modern lifestyle and to live in the present moment has decreased.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a programme developed 40 years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. This 8-week programme teaches mindfulness techniques for people who are experiencing stress, chronic illness and who want to learn to live more mindfully.

You will learn to be mindful of what environmental or inner issues are creating distress; what leads to stress and anxiety, and you will learn simple techniques to destress your life.

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Search Inside Yourself 2-day Programme

Improve focus, empathy and resilience to harness your team’s full potential.

I teach leaders tools for focus, self-awareness and resilience. Designed and tested at Google, the SIY programme teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration and effective leadership.

The 2-day interactive programme includes:

  • An overview of the neuroscience supporting mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
    A deep-dive into the emotional intelligence capacities: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and leadership.
  • Practical exercises to focus attention and develop self-awareness and empathy, the foundation of self-mastery and leadership.
  • Specific workplace applications to help participants achieve greater focus, emotional balance, empathy and motivation.
  • A highly interactive experience, with 1/3 presentation and 2/3 hands-on experiences.

A 28-day challenge following the 2-day programme. Daily resources and exercises are provided to help people build new habits after training.

If you want to learn more about the outcomes of this programme, click the Learn More button.

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Learn how to slow your life down, live in the moment and become mindful in your everyday life. Through this, you can learn how to use your own resources to heal yourself.

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You are what your deepest desire is.  As your desire is, so is your attention.  As your intention is, so is your will.  As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.

Hindu Text, The Upanishads