About IMA

The Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

The Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA) is an educational institute committed to providing high-quality training in mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) for professionals in the fields of health care, mental health, education, social work, human resources and other related areas.

The IMA`s offerings include the following:

  1. Teacher Training programs in:
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
  2. Three to five -day mindfulness and compassion retreats
  3. Mentoring (Supervision) for teachers of MBIs
  4. Meditation guidance for MBI teachers
  5. Skills deepening workshops for MBI teachers. Some samples include:
    • Mindful Movement
    • How to Lead Guided Meditations
    • Refining Skills in Leading Inquiry
    • Exploring the Inner Landscape of teaching MBIs

The high level of professionalism and experience of the institute’s teaching staff is a highlight of its programs.
The IMA´s faculty includes some of Europe’s leading researchers, teachers and innovators as well as guest teachers from the USA and other parts of the world. All our faculty members have a personal mindfulness practice extending over many years as well as extensive professional experience in the integration of mindfulness-based approaches in their respective fields.

Our Offer

The IMA offers many different programs of professional development.

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Institute Management

Linda Lehrhaupt, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches. She began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 1993.

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Institute Faculty

The college lecturer of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA) embody what they provide. Profit from the high professional qualification, the expert's knowledge and the long-standing experience of our international team.

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