Lecturer, counselling psychologist, hypnotherapist, and yoga teacher, University of Cape Town
Dr Linda Kantor is a Counselling Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and Yoga Teacher, based in Cape Town, South Africa. From an early age she has been interested in the innate capacity we have as human beings for compassion and healing. In 1999, she taught the first Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) in Cape Town, South Africa. Since then, she has been deeply committed to bringing mindfulness-based interventions to the South African context and became a certified a Mindfulness Trainer through the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the USA. 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.
Linda has since 2009, developed a two-year mindful leadership programme which she teaches part-time for the executive MBA programme at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), in Cape Town.
The questions that the work with leaders evoked in her, led her to complete her PhD, where she looked at the “Applications, Understandings and Perceived impact of mindfulness in the organisational context”.
She is passionate and dedicated to the work of bringing heartful awareness, wisdom, and compassion into the lives of individuals and organizations.