Dates for upcoming workshops, seminars, retreats and other events located in New Zealand and other parts of the world where Insight International is represented. If you have any ideas or suggestions for events and retreats, or wish to become a part of practising Insight Focused Therapy (IFT) please feel free to contact us. You may even wish to host an IFT event in your area.

Healing the Child Within

Picking up the Pieces and Drawing it all Together

LOCATION: Salzburg, Austria
DATES/DURATION: 27th – 28th January 2018
COST: € 298 incl. Mwst.

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.

Mindfulness: The Scientific Benefits of Contemplative Christian Practice

LOCATION: The Netherlands
DATES/DURATION: 2 – 3 February 2018

Research over the past decade has convincingly demonstrated, that the potent yet gentle way of being, known as ‘mindfulness’ has a transformational effect on peoples’ lives.

We invite you to come and join us for a seminar during which, international teacher, Pauline Skeates, will explore mindfulness as it pertains to Christian faith practices. There will be opportunities during the workshop to put what you learn into practice and experience for yourself the many, well-researched benefits of mindfulness practice.

“I have enjoyed and benefited from being part of the IFT training course over the last year. The teaching material is well presented and incorporates practical exercises that lay the foundation for a new set of life skills that can empower you to achieve change and growth on an ongoing basis”  2014 course


Financial Market Trader

“The IFT course that is run by the team at Insight International has given me a lot of theory and useful techniques that have changed both my personal life and how I work with my clients. I enjoyed the combination of theory and exercises which allow for experiential learning. The course is held in a lovely location and is presented in a professional and clear manner. I highly recommend this course!” 2014 course

Chantal Hofstee

Clinical Psychologist , Renew Your Mind

Insight Focused NueroTherapy Training – New Zealand

New Zealand Insight Focused Therapy (IFT) Training course will start again, March 3rd, 2018

Address: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn Auckland.  

IFnT –  A mindfulness based therapy training series is for counsellors, psychologists, doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists or individuals wishing to invest in their personal growth.

10 Seminar Days – over one year $160 + GST per day (includes IFT training kit, class notes, relevant articles and catering). For more information or to register your interest, click here.

What does IFT Training Involve?

Mindfulness Course – Auckland

LOCATION: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
DATES/DURATION: Every Monday 7-9pm for 6 weeks
COST: $335  EARLY BIRD $290

This practical course is about changing how your brain works. Just like how you would train your muscles to become fit and strong, you can train and renew your mind to change the way you think, feel and behave. Mindfulness has been proven to be one of the most effective tools for reducing stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms.

This course is for anyone who wants to retrain their brain to become calmer, more in-control and happier.

  • Become better at managing stress and resolving conflicts
  • Learn to reshape your thoughts to be more positive
  • Learn how to overcome emotions
  • Simply, enjoy life more!

Event Cancellation Policy

  1. For cancellations made prior to 7 days from the event start date, the refund given is 90%.
  2. For cancellations made from 7 days prior to the event, the refunded amount is 50%.


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