“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 

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


Level 1 Introduction to Mindfulness Course | Part A – Auckland

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!

Level 1 Mindfulness in Practice | Part A 

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.



Power of Loving Kindness Retreat – Netherlands

WHEN: April 3 – 5 2020

Are you longing for more love and kindness in your life, more peace of mind, more time and space; the chance to slow down and saviour those moments filled with beauty and grace and to focus on your inner being? 

We invite you to our retreat, “The power of loving-kindness”.



Insight Focussed NeuroTherapy Advanced Series – Netherlands

WHEN: April 7th – 9th 2020

Advance your IFnT skills; learn more about the neuroscience of how the brain works and how to work with the brain. Learn how to integrate concepts from effective therapies into the IFnT process. Learn how to focus on a particular area of concern – inner child, the impact of trauma on the body, intrusive thoughts, relationships and attachment, double binds and more…    

Summer Seminar Series – Austria

WHEN: Summer 2020

Letting Go To Grow 
What if trees refused to let go of their dead leaves? They would not grow! Trees remind us how beautiful it is to let things go.

The natural world has much to show us about letting go. Even our breath can remind us of this, every time we inhale, we have to let it go; otherwise, there is no room for the next breath. Receive and let go, releasing it to make room for the new oxygen-filled breath…over and over… in this miraculous life-giving rhythm.

The natural rhythms of nature help us to understand our constant progression through life’s different stages and seasons.  Amidst each change comes a temporary loss of equilibrium that calls for adaptation, “letting go to grow”.

Insight Focused Neurotherapy – IFnT
You are invited to attend a four day accelerated learning course on IFT where Pauline Skeates, developer of Insight Focused Therapy, will condense all the components of IFnT into a well-executed schedule.

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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