We offer mindfulness courses and introductory workshops , taught by Ed Halliwell at The School of Life. We also offer retreats for beginners and people who've completed a mindfulness course, as well as workplace training.
Ed Halliwell is teaching the following mindfulness workshops and courses, which will be held at the School of Life in Central London, near Kings Cross, Euston and Russell Square. These events are part of the School of Life programme.
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One-Day Introductory Workshops at The School of Life
- Thursday 27th October 2016, 10am-5pm. Find out more and book your place
- Friday 9th December 2016, 10am-5pm Find out more and book your place
One-Day Introductory Workshops in West Sussex
- Thursday 3rd November 2016, 10am-5pm. Find out more.
- Saturday 19th November 2016, 10am-5pm. Find out more.
- Sunday 5th February 2017 10am-5pm. Find out more
- Thursday 2nd March 2017 10am-5pm.Find out more
Introduction to Mindfulness - Residential Weekend Retreat
This residential weekend retreat offers an experiential introduction to mindfulness meditation, exploring what mindfulness is, how it can be cultivated and what it can bring to our lives.
- 24th-26th March 2017, Lingfield, Surrey, with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
- 8th-10th September 2017, Lingfield, Surrey, with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
Mindfulness Graduate Day Retreats in West Sussex.
Graduate retreats offer those who already have a mindfulness practice a chance to explore their experience more deeply. This is a non-residential day held in the pretty Sussex village of Cuckfield and costs £50. For those wanting to make it residential, there is accomodation available including a hotel or Air BnB within a short walking distance of the venue. Days run 12.30-6pm.
*The Graduate Retreat dates for 2017 are:
- Sunday 15th January 12.30-6pm: Find out more
- Sunday 7th May 12.30-6pm: Find out more
- Sunday 23rd July 12.30-6pm: Find out more
- Sunday 15th October 12.30-6pm: Find out more
Mindfulness Residential Graduate Retreat in Lingfield, Surrey
This weekend will offer the opportunity for those who already have a mindfulness practice to deepen their experience. The retreat is held at Claridge House situated in the small Surrey village of Dormansland near Lingfield. The nearest station to Claridge House is Lingfield, which is 46 minutes from London Victoria. The cost of the retreat is £360 (ensuite) / £340 (non-ensuite), including all food and accommodation.
- 16th-18th June 2017, Lingfield, Surrey, with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
- 24th-26th November 2017, Lingfield, Surrey with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week course for cultivating awareness and managing stress that is widely approved by the healthcare professions, and backed by scientific research. Our programmes are based on the MBSR course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the USA, as well as the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. The two approaches are very closely related.
Rooted in ancient traditions of meditation, mindfulness-based approaches teach simple ways to relate to thoughts and feelings more effectively, and have been used for over thirty years to help with stress, anxiety, and chronic health problems, as well as to promote resilience and general well-being. Clinical research has consistently shown that mindfulness is helpful for working with a wide range of conditions, as well as for optimising well-being. The MBCT course is recommended by the National Institute For Clinical Excellence for use in the NHS.
Our mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats are taught by Ed Halliwell , Ed is co-author of three books: Into The Heart of Mindfulness, Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention, and The Mindful Manifesto. As well as teaching mindfulness workshops, courses and retreats to public groups and in organisations, he is co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. Find out more about Ed. Or read our media coverage here.
Watch a video of Ed Halliwell talking about mindfulness for the Mental Health Foundation's 'Be Mindful' campaign.