Home > Courses > Mindfulness training

Mindfulness training


Mindfulness practice is associated with changes of specific brain areas that are essential for attention, learning and regulation of emotion.

An eight-week programme of mindfulness training has been shown to transform and activate areas of the brain linked to happiness and higher executive functioning. The benefits of mindfulness practice include increased calm, decreased stress and increased attention. This course emphasises experiential learning, which is the recommended way to learn to develop mindfulness practices in order to incorporate them into daily life.

Join us for eight weeks of mindfulness training in which you will be taught progressive skills in mindfulness through presentations, guided practices and enquiry sessions.


12 August to 30 September 2020 (Wednesday evenings, 18:00 to 20:00)

Course outline

The following topics will be taught in a practical way:

  • Introduction to mindfulness and neuroscience
  • The body as a place to stay present
  • Introducing mindfulness support
  • Working with distraction
  • Exploring the undercurrent of thoughts
  • Working with the Observer and cultivating an attitude of self acceptance
  • Our brains' emotional regulatory systems and compassion training
  • A mindfulness-based life

Who will benefit from this course?

This course will benefit anyone wanting to cultivate stability, clarity and focus, and reduce the inner-stresses of working life.

Is this course for you?

  • Watch a video about how mindfulness improves focus and reduces stress, by our course presenter Jenny Canau
  • Read an article about mindfulness in the legal profession (Jenny Canau, De Rebus, August 2013)


Jenny Canau, BA (Wits) LLB (Wits) LLM (Rau), is a former attorney and law lecturer having specialised in the area of human rights law. She is currently Chairperson and Director of Mindfulness Africa, an association of mindfulness practioners founded and developed by international meditation teacher Rob Nairn. Jenny has 20 years experience in the field of mindfulness and has been offering mindfulness courses to professional working people, parents, teenagers and young children. Jenny is pioneering mindfulness training with educators and offers teacher training through Naptosa to teachers and HOD's, as part of their professional development. Jenny works with several NGO's in providing mindfulness training to matric students in the Cape Flats area. Jenny is currently pioneering the development of mindfulness training for aspirant judges and magistrates with the South African Education Institute (SAJEI).

How much?

R500 per person

How to sign up

Download and complete the registration form, and return it to us. We will then send you the payment information.
One or two days before the course, we will send you the link to the Zoom webinar. You will need to register and use a password to enter the webinar.

Registrations close three days before the webinar.

Download the brochure.