Denise Washkansky

Denise Washkansky, one of our MBSR facilitators

Denise Washkansky is a registered clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher and organisational development specialist. She has a private practice in Vredehoek and Sea Point (Cape Town) where she consults with adults and couples. She also facilitates self awareness and mindfulness retreats. Denise’s approach draws on various theoretical models including psychodynamic psychotherapy, process work, emotionally focussed therapy for couples, advaita and mindfulness. Denise started her own meditation practice about 25 years ago and since then has relied on mindfulness as a valuable foundational aspect of her work.

Denise trained as an MBSR facilitator with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli in New York in 2009.


Debbie Grusd

Debbie Grusd, one of our MBSR facilitators

Debbie Grusd is a registered Physiotherapist, Watsu Aquatic Therapist and TRE Practitioner. She works in private practice in Cape Town, using bodywork and mindfulness based interventions specifically with chronic pain, stress and trauma.

It was through her work as an holistic Physiotherapist that she saw the need for integration of mindfulness interventions in working with chronic pain.

She went on to do the MBSR programme. Mindfulness had a profound effect on her life and has been committed to her own personal meditation practice since 2008.

With this passion she continued to train as an MBSR facilitator and has been teaching MBSR since 2011.

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