Insight International

We help you learn how to live your best life with mindfulness training, counselling and our unique therapy model - Insight Focused Therapy (IFT).
Join 1000’s of others who have instigated change in their lives.
What We Do

A Psychological Wellness Collective

Insight International is a global community of counsellors and trainers who care about the psychological well-being of humankind. We offer mindfulness training and counselling to help people achieve their dreams and ambitions using the latest research in neuroscience, therapeutic techniques and working in the community. We teach our unique therapy model – Insight Focused Therapy (IFT) to therapists and mindfulness enthusiasts.

Healing the Child Within - Austria

At this seminar Pauline Skeates, from Auckland, New Zealand, will present a refreshing approach to working with the inner-child – a mindful-awareness approach incorporating various concepts from Insight Focused Therapy and relevant information from nueroscience, neuroplasticity and epigenetics.

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Freedom from the Shadows of the Past - Netherlands

Who amongst us has not been overwhelmed by the emotions and sensations of our own mind?  Sometime these experiences are fleeting, sometimes they seem far more entrenched and intractable a part of the essence of who we are as a person that we may not realize we can change them.

Freedom from the Shadows of the Past is an opportunity to learn tools and skills so that transformational change can occur. Tools that set us free from patterns of the mind that prevent us from living our lives to the fullest.


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Insight Focused Therapy (IFT) Training - Auckland, New Zealand

(10 days over a year, Auckland – begins March 2018)
IFT promotes life changing insights and personal revelations, that can ‘rewire’ your brain and change your perceptions forever.

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Mindfulness - Akld, New Zealand

Next course begins Monday 30th October, 2017

Mindfulness is the practice of kindly paying attention to the present-moment, on purpose, without judgment.

This gentle present-focused pracrice positions us in time and space to focus on whatever arises in the moment without contamination of the past or the future.  We are able to free ourselves from old ways of thinking and feeling and harness the natural capacities of our brain for self-correction and transformation.

Mindfulness training will help you to improve: resilience, physical health, stability of attention, emotional regulation and insightfulness.  It will also give you an opportunity to experience a calmer inner world with a greater sense of well-being.

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3 Day IFT Accelerated Leaning Course

A three day accelerated learning course on IFT where Pauline Skeates, developer of Insight Focused Therapy, condensed all the components of IFT into a well-executed schedule.

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Featured Article

Open Mind, Open Genes: Exercising your
Epigenetic Power with Yoga

A fascinating article on the power of yoga and
it’s influence in epigenetics.

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What Do We Do

Emergent Living

Therapy Model

Insight Focused Therapy – our new mindfulness-based model of counselling developed by Pauline Skeates.

Take mastery of your life by learning the skills necessary to heal trauma, improve attachments, maximise neuroplasticity of your brain and rewire your brain for success, health and happiness.  

Anyone can benefit from this IFT training – mental health professionals, therapists, coaches, people helpers, advisers and those wishing to invest in personal development. Check our testimonials on the IFT page…

Pauline Skeates - Counselling


Insight Counselling is the therapeutic wing of Insight International. We offer a wide range of counselling services 
designed to help you get the most out of your life. Our therapists are highly qualified and experienced psychological health practitioners and trainers.

Insight Counselling offers face-to-face therapy, Skype sessions, trauma therapy (ACC Reg), couples counselling, life-coaching, training and supervision for therapists.  Our therapeutic style reflects the latest in neuroscience research.

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness practice impacts and transforms the quality of our lives – we can experience permanent positive change to our sense of self and sense of well-being.

Mindfulness is about intentional attention to the present-moment, without judgment, with an attitude of kindness. With mindfulness, we can train our brain to use its natural capacities for self-correction to eliminate the unconscious negative patterns of thinking that guides our behaviour.

Insight International offers mindfulness training courses and a mindfulness-based therapy training course  – IFT to help you retrain your brain for success, health and happiness.

You will learn how, by leading a mindful life, to increase resilience, physical health, stability of attention, emotional regulation and enjoy a calmer inner world with a greater sense of well-being. 

 The issue is not about what’s wrong with you, but what happened to you that got you to this place!  

Breath out, drop your shoulders, shake out your arms and hands, letting-go of trying so hard to change it or fix it or work it out.   Placing the hand of kindness on your chest and noticing what its like to experience the comfort of kindness. 

Pauline Skeates

Director, Insight International

Interesting Facts…

Five ways to Nourish Your Brain!
Read here.

Dancing can reverse signs of aging in the brain!
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A look into the risk social isolation is to your health.
Read here.

A fascinating look at Professor Moshe Szyf’s research into
epigenetics and how nurture effects nature.
Watch here.

Mindfulness meditation can influence epigenetics
and gene expression.
Read more here.

How you can change your genes
and change your life.
Read more here.


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Insight International Newsletter

Insight International’s monthly newsletter ‘Insight into Wellbeing’, is an excellent source of information and resources to help people achieve better health and greater happiness, and an overall sense of wellbeing. Features include ground-breaking neuroscience research, inspirational interviews, blog articles, quotes and images.

Thanks for joining Insight International!