Dr. Makgathi Mokwena

Dr. Makgathi Mokwena


I am a registered Arts Therapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, have taught psychology at two universities (Vista University- now University of Pretoria, and Rand Afrikaans University- now University of Johannesburg), work as an arts therapist and sometimes yoga teacher, occasionally perform on stage and at various events, design and facilitate various retreats, and leadership development processes.

My work largely (but not exclusively) centres on personal development, and references the self within the context of a larger team/community/system. I make use of rigorous self-inquiry and reflection as tools for understanding and appreciation oneself, in order to serve self and, others. Meaning and purpose (or the search thereof) form a cornerstone of this framework.

The methodology I draw on is integrative in nature, and incorporates emotional, embodiment, spiritual and mental intelligences.