Janine Kirby and Barbara Gerber have been teaching the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) in East London, South Africa since 2010. This is a participant-centred approach developed 40 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It is grounded in ancient contemplative traditions that have been informed by latest findings in the medical, psychological, educational and business fields. It is the longest standing, most successful and well-researched stress reduction programme worldwide. The course is grounding and life-affirming. The teachers are accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment.