BA (Psych), BSocSc(Hons) and MA (Psych) (UCT)

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
MBSR Programme in South Africa. Linda trained at the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the
University of Massachusetts’ Medical Centre (USA), in the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is passionate about
developing teachings and workshops in mindfulness for the South African context. This work has taken her
into a variety of settings, including corporate workshops, community-based interventions  as well as
programmes for health professionals and the public.

She is a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business where she developed
a Mindful Leadership Programme for their Executive MBA Programme. She also lectures at the University of
Stellenbosch’s Certification in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs). She has just completed her PhD
looking at “Applications, Understandings and Perceived Impact of Mindfulness in the Organisational Space.”

Be Awake is her product and consulting company ( which allows her work to be more
accessible to both the private and corporate markets:

“For many years I have searched for the most powerful interventions available to help individuals
cope with this ever-changing fast-paced world. What I have realised is that the simple capacity to
be present to the moments of our lives can transform the way we relate to our own lives, our
relationships and the world around us. Learning to be present can help individuals build stress
resilience, manage conflict, improve leadership and develop emotional intelligence. Mindfulness
offers us the opportunity to deal with our lives with more clarity, precision, and wisdom.”

To hear Linda speak, book your seat at the Working Womens Conference 2018.