Makgathi Mokwena in conversation with Dr Simon Whitesman on cultivating space for joy amidst suffering.
Simon Whitesman (MBChB) practices medical psychotherapy at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town. He is the coordinator of the post-graduate certificate training in Mindfulness-Based Interventions at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
He is a Director and Chairperson of the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA) and co-directs the first Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme offered in South Africa. Simon has received certification as a teacher in MBSR from the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the South African Institute for Psychotherapy.
This is another instalment in the ongoing conversation between Simon and Makgathi as they explore cultivating space for joy amidst suffering. Find out more about Simon and his work.