Welcome to the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

    The Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA) is the oldest training institute for mindfulness-based approaches on the European Continent. It was founded in 2001 by Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt, who continues to serve as its executive director.

    With its commitment to maintaining a high-level of competence), the IMA has been a standard bearer both in Europe and internationally for the development of teacher trainings in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) The institute’s faculty are among the most experienced and longstanding trainers in Europe and represent ten countries.

    The IMA’s programs , offered in eight European countries, include:

    • Certification teacher trainings in
      • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
      • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
      • Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
    • Deepening skills workshops for mindfulness teachers
    • Mindfulness meditation retreats
    • Mentoring for MBI teachers
    • Personal meditation guidance for mindfulness teachers within our training programs

    We invite you to explore our range of offerings. Please contact us if you wish further information.

    MBSR Teacher Trainigs in Europe beginning December 2016


    MBCL Norway

    MBCL Foundation Courses and Teacher Training in Oslo
    Beginning May 2017



    IMA International Coordinator:
    Cecile Gassler

    E-MaiL: info@institute-for-mindfulness.org


    Please use our contact formular to send us questions and requests.

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    d' avril 2017 à septembre 2018

    Journées d'orientation les 4 et 5 février

    Contact: mbsr-france@institute-for-mindfulness.org

    Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

    About Us

    Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

    A European training institute founded
    by Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt in 2001

    About IMA

    The 15th Anniversary Celebration

    It was a wonderful four-day celebration in early July 2016 on the lovely grounds of Seminar House Oberlethe, near Oldenburg in Germany.

    Pictures and Memories