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.

Mindful Decluttering

Mindful Decluttering – Tips for Simplifying and Decluttering your Home and Life

VENUE: The Brick Barn, Insight International, Ivanhoe Road Grey Lynn
DATE: 10th May 2017
TIME: 7.00 – 9.30 p.m.
COST: $50.00

In ‘Mindful Decluttering’ Rachel King aims to help you to distill your life down to the essentials; editing out all but those things that are necessary, serve a purpose or bring you joy. Learn how to simplify your home, your schedule and your life. LEARN MORE ABOUT RACHEL KING –

IFT Summer Seminar – Epigenetics

LOCATION: Schladming, Austria
DATE: 23-25th June 2017

Join us in June 2017 for the IFT Summer Seminar, held in the gorgeous mountains of Schladming Austria. The Schutterhof Hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms and full access to the wellness centre including swimming pool, spa, sauna and extensive beauty therapy and massage services.

Speaker and specialist IFT Trainer Pauline Skeates will present a seminar with ground breaking teaching based on the latest neuroscience research with material designed to challenge, inspire, and encourage.

Register your interest now, email

3 Day IFT Accelerated Leaning Course

LOCATION: Schladming, Austria 
27-29th June 2017

We invite you to come and experience the power of Insight Focused Therapy.

This unique training opportunity is your chance to learn Insight Focused Therapy, from its innovator, Pauline Skeates.  She will present the full course, covering all core components of IFT, in 3 packed days of training.
IFT – a dynamic, potent, gentle and respectful tool for improving mental, physical, psychological and spiritual health.

During these three days of experiential learning you will discover;

the neuroscience of how to re-wire your brain for optimal mental health, how to access and dwell in deep enduring peace, the scientific principles for how ‘love casts out fear’, the healing and enduring comfort of self-compassion and kindness, how to become your best self through connection with your ipseity and how to utilize the principles of loving kindness, within community.
Early bird €110 per day (ending March 1st) Full price €130 per day (commencing March 2nd)

“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 Therapy Training – New Zealand

New Zealand Insight Focused Therapy (IFT) Training course will start again, May 20th  2017

Address: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn Auckland.  

IFT –  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, please contact Sandy Fabrin:

Phone: + 64 27 5340257    
: 09 846 8887

What does IFT Training Involve?

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Mindfulness Course – Auckland

LOCATION: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
DATES/DURATION: Every Thursday 7-9pm for 6 weeks
COST: $335  EARLY BIRD $295 till May 11th 

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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