Linda Kantor has been a psychologist in private practice for the past 20 years, She is also the co-director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme, based at Cape Town Medi-Clinic. She teaches mindfulness in a variety of contexts including the GSB. Linda is also a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has broad clinical experience with particular interest in mind-body integration, the impact of stress on illness, and the role of self-regulation in the management of disease. She teaches mindfulness meditation at Hot Dog and she received MBSR training at the University of Massachusetts’ Medical Center Stress Reduction Clinic (USA). Linda has been teaching mindfulness to the general population, health professionals and in corporate contexts. She has found yoga and meditation to be highly effective in guiding people towards their inner wisdom, strength and peace. Her sessions are geared towards deepening mindfulness practice and cultivating compassion to self.
Mindfulness is simply the capacity to pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. Our deep conditioning, both psychologically and neurobiologically, often means that we are habitually lost in thought – mostly of the remembered past or the imagined future. This often results in a deep disconnection from the moments of our lives. Cultivating mindfulness, a deepening presence in the moments of our life, allows us to see deeply into this conditioning and simultaneously to return attention to where we are: Here, Now.
This growing non-judgmental awareness allows a slow, gentle opening of the heart!