(includes professional development hours certificate)


Mindfulness in Practice

Current research shows that the practical application of neuroscience principles and mindfulness practices in therapy enhances positive psychological change and growth. Mindfulness trains our ‘mind’ to harness our ‘brains’ natural capacity for neurological re-structuring. 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.

Our mindfulness method, Insight Focused NeuroTherapy employs the findings of neuroscience, mindfulness and compassion studies 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 Method – Insight Focused NeuroTherapy (IFnT)

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

The IFnT process, with its focus on mindful acceptance, kindness and compassion, calms defensive reactivity and fosters an environment of openness.  Open mind, open heart, open space; a perspective that allows us to see beyond our automated patterns of behaviour driven by negative core beliefs, perceptions and inherited epigenetics – to discover new insights and new freedoms.

A growing body of research points to the effecacy of mindfulness as an effective practice for re-wiring our brain and improving our sense of well-being (Davidson, Williams, Kabit-Zinn, Siegel).

Mindfulness in Practice – part B

For those wanting to consolidate and expand on the training of Mindfulness in Practice – part A

Content:  Refined mindfulness skills; latest research on self-compassion and kindness – change agent; the application of IFnT; how-to integrate other therapeutic models; integration = wholeness

The course encompasses three days from 10-5pm, one day per month over three months.

We offer a supportive, encouraging and safe learning environment that will be held in our ‘Brick Barn’ in Grey Lynn, Auckland.  Delicious morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Course Details

Duration: 3 Full DaysSeptember 14th, October 19th, November 23rd 2019

Location: Insight Counselling 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn

Pricing: $190 + 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.

Mindfulness in Practice Part B

“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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tea provided.
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