“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!” 

Chantal Hofstee

Clinical Psychologist , Renew Your Mind


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 Neurotherapy (IFnT) please feel free to contact us. You may even wish to host an IFnT event in your area.

Art In Sight – Auckland 

NEXT COURSE: October 2019
LOCATION: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
DATES/DURATION: Saturday 10am – 5pm
COST: $230  EARLY BIRD $200

Creative workshops at Insight International have been designed to utilise a mindfully creative process, using a variety of art techniques, to foster deep personal insights and to bring clarity. Rather than thinking about an issue, participants will be encouraged to give creative expression to this. Creative methods encourage integration between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.

Participants will be encouraged to view the expression of their inner-landscape from the perspective of:

  • Awareness
  • Compassion
  • Acceptance of ‘what is’
  • Non-judgement
  • A positive and encouraging self-concept


Introduction to Mindfulness Course – Auckland

NEXT COURSE STARTS: 5th August 2019
LOCATION: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
DATES/DURATION: Every Monday 7-9.15pm 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!

Mindfulness in Practice Training 

NEXT COURSE STARTS: September 14th 2019
LOCATION: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
DATES/DURATION: One-half Saturday per week over 6 months
COST: $695 EARLY BIRD $650

Insight Focus NeuroTherapy employs the findings of neuroscience and mindfulness and provides the necessary components and processes needed to utilise the brains innate capacity to change at a structural and functional level.  Current research shows that the practical application of neuroscience principles in therapy, enhances positive psychological change and growth   The data is so compelling; we can no longer ignore it.

We will explore 

  • Mindful acceptance, kindness and compassion, calming the reactivity of the fight and flight response and down-regulating anxiety
  • The formation of ‘open mind-space’, a perspective that allows us to see beyond the automated patterns of behaviour which are driven by negative core beliefs, perceptions and memories
  • The self-organising capacities of the brain for neural reconfiguration to occur
  • Neural integration
  • Optimising complexity for ‘emergence’ to occur

Mindfulness in Practice is for ‘people who work with people’.  This course draws from a wide variety of research synthesising the information into an easy to apply process that will help minds to move.



“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”  


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Insight Focused NeuroTherapy Training – Auckland 

New Zealand Insight Focused Therapy (IFT) Training next course will commence September 2019

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.

6 Seminar Days – over 6 months $100 + 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 IFnT Training Involve?

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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