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Dr Linda Kantor


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Western Cape

Linda is a Counselling Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and Yoga Teacher, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

In 1999 she co-founded the Cape Town Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR), the first-ever Programme in South Africa. Having trained at the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic at theUniversity of Massachusetts’ Medical Centre (USA) in the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn.

She is passionate aboutdeveloping teachings and workshops in mindfulness for the South African context. She is a founding directorof the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA). As a certified mindfulness trainer, this work has taken her into a variety of settings, including corporate workshops, and community-based interventions, as well as programmes for health professionals and the public.

Since 2007 she has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Businesswhere she developed her own Mindful Leadership Programme for their Executive MBA Programme.

She also lectures at the University of Stellenbosch’s Certification in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs), a two-year programme to train teachers in MBIs, in conjunction with IMISA.

In April 2019 Linda completed her PhD, looking at “The application, adaptation, perceived value and understanding of mindfulness training in the organisational context.”


Linda – your mindfulness training was a great hit! Congratulations, it was greatly appreciated by all of the CEO’s I discussed this with, and I could well imagine will have a lasting impact. It was a brave move by you, and paid off – good job!

~ World Bank

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