Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Participation in a retreat where you can make a personal investment in mindfulness, heartfulness and self-compassion.

MBSR 8-Week Course

I invite you to do something wonderfully new for yourself

Each one of us has our own deep capacity for growth, healing and satisfaction. One step at a time, we can discover this capacity and use it. We can restore inner balance, nurture calm, and choose wisely in the service of living the best life possible. We can accomplish this together in the 8-Week Course.

The 8-Week Course is a systematic training in mindfulness with a focus on reducing stress and pain. It was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn of the Center for Mindfulness, and has been taught in medical centers worldwide for more than 30 years.

At any moment, we are very close to home, much closer than we think.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

Are you ready?

People who benefit most are ready to try something new, beyond current limitations, towards greater health and well-being.

You may be facing life challenges like these:

  • High stress at work and in relationships
  • Anxiety, depression, or panic attacks
  • Financial stress
  • Painful anger
  • Grief due to aging, illness, or death of a loved one
  • Burnout or caregiver stress


What to expect in an 8-Week Course

This is an adventure where you study your own life

Each class includes teacher guidance and instruction, small and large-group exercises, and group discussion in a compassionate atmosphere. There are daily assignments, up to one hour per day, to be done at home between classes. These include guided mindfulness meditation, simple yoga, written reflections on daily experience, and suggested readings.

All necessary instructional materials, including Audio for guided meditations, are included.

Commitment and steady effort are essential for success

8-Week Courses include:

  • A required 1.5-hour orientation
  • Eight weekly 2.5-hour classes
  • A 4-hour Saturday retreat
  • Daily assignments of about one hour


You will learn through your own experience

  • How to recognize a stress cycle, and how to stop it
  • Stress myths versus reality
  • Mindfulness meditation while sitting, walking, and lying down
  • How to apply mindfulness in daily life
  • How to use mindful breathing and body awareness
  • Gentle movement adapted to your needs
  • How mindfulness can help you
  • Get help for physical pain and illness
  • Reduced chronic stress and pain
  • Stress relief in the moment
  • Relaxation physically and mentally
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Getting the most out of medical treatment
  • Get help for emotional pain and anxiety
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Mood regulation and resilience
  • Enhanced ability to think clearly and act decisively


Participants report an increased sense of well-being, a lessening of stress and pain symptoms, and a new understanding of how to stop the stress cycle and take better care of themselves.

There is effort, but no need to struggle.

The beauty of this work is that you don’t have to ‘do’ anything— just pay attention. There is effort, but no need to struggle. It’s challenging, but everyone, regardless of limitations, can do it.

Join us!

Price, location and Dates to follow

Participation in a retreat where you can make a conscientious, personal investment in mindfulness, heartfulness and self –compassion practices is a very precious gift to give yourself. It gives you the opportunity to indulge in the experience of life with wide margins and to taste the experience of “just being” free from the distractions and responsibilities of day to day life.

A place where you can “unplug” for several days to recover a sense of personal presence and well-being.

Mindful-heartful retreats are of benefit to people from all walks of life. The retreats will include both guided and silent meditations, walking mediation and group discussions. Ample free time will be provided each day for just being and for personal exploration.

Make an Appointment

Please email robyn@mindheart.co.za or fill out the contact form and I will call back to you as soon as possible.

“You endure because of yourself, and survive because of others”

Davey du Plessis

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace”

Albert Schweitzer

Robyn Wolff

As a practicing registered counsellor and mindfulness- heartfulness & compassionate living coach for over the past decade, Robyn Wolff has developed the effective skills to address a diverse range of social and personal issues. Her insight and experience has provided an in-depth view into seeking viable solutions that result in effective and positive change within each individual. Equipped with over 13 years’ experience, a diploma in Pre-primary education, honors in Psychology and Mindfulness- Heartfulness training. Robyn Wolff utilizes her experience and knowledge to provide the effective solutions.Robyn’s approach is all rooted in compassion –focused therapy, which major key component is to use compassionate mind training to help people develop and work with experiences of inner-warmth, safeness and soothing, via compassion and self-compassion. Robyn Wolff works in accordance to the code of ethics and professional practice of the organization HPCSA.

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