TRAINING September 14th  2019

Neuroscience and Mindfulness in Therapy

Mindfulness trains our ‘mind’ to harness the ‘brain’s’ natural capacity for structural re-configuration.

Current research shows that the practical application of neuroscience principles in therapy, enhances positive psychological change and growth (Siegel, Davidson, Singer et al.). The data is so compelling; we can no longer ignore it. Learning how to harness the restructuring capacities of the brain is a new wave of therapy.

It’s not Rocket Science, It’s Brain Science!

Invest in your own well-being and also discover a therapeutic process for helping others.

Insight Focused NeuroTherapy (IFnT)

IFnT is an integrative model of therapy which draws from the latest salient discoveries in neuroscience research and mindfulness studies. These, together with concepts from; Attachment Theory, Coherence Theory, Developmental Theory, and Polyvagal Theory have been integrated into a cohesive and practical, therapeutic process.

IFnT employs the findings of neuroscience and provides the necessary components and processes needed to utilise the brain’s innate capacity to change, at a structural and functional level. This is known as neuroplasticity – neurological restructuring as a result of input from the environment.

The IFnT process, with its focus on mindful acceptance, kindness and compassion, calms the reactivity of the fight and flight response and down-regulates anxiety.

Mindfulness fosters the formation of ‘mind-space’, a perspective that allows us to see beyond the automated patterns of behaviour which are driven by negative core beliefs, perceptions, and inherited epigenetics.

The IFnT process leads people to discover new insights bringing freedom from beliefs and memories that have kept them limited and caught in patterns of unhelpful thoughts and behaviour.

A large body of research points to the effectiveness of mindfulness in promoting neuroplasticity, leading to a greater well-being and better quality of life (Davidson, Williams, Kabit-Zinn, Siegel).

IFnT Training

IFnT training is beneficial for all health professionals and also for those seeking personal growth. The course encompasses six days from 1-5pm over six months.

We offer a supportive, encouraging and safe learning environment, where you can interact with like-minded people. The course is held in the lovely ‘Brick Barn’, in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Nourishing afternoon tea will be provided.

Course Details

Time: One Saturday per Month


Duration: six days 

Location: Insight Counselling 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn

Pricing: $100 + gst per day

Facilitator: Pauline Skeates & Sandy Fabrin

The training will be led by Pauline Skeates the creator of IFnT and co-facilitated, by experienced therapist, Sandy Fabrin.
IFnT training comes highly recommended by therapists, doctors, Psychiatrists, creatives, pastors, social workers, business people and individuals.

IFnT Course Registration of Interest

“The IFT course 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 clients. I enjoyed the combination of theory and exercises which allow for experiential learning. The course is held in a lovely location and presented in a clear manner. I highly recommend this course.”
Dr Chantal Hofstee Clinical Psychologist

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