We offer mindfulness courses and workshops in Central London, WC1, near King's Cross, St Pancras, and Euston. Our programme is led by mindfulness teacher and author Ed Halliwell. We also offer residential mindfulness retreats for beginners and more experienced practitioners, as well as training for schools and other organisations.
Our public offering includes:
One-day introduction to mindfulness workshops
Eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) courses
Introductory mindfulness retreats and graduate practice weekends for people who’ve already completed an eight-week course.
One-to one courses via Skype.
8-week Mindfulness Course with Ed Halliwell
One-Day Introductory Workshops with Ed Halliwell
Our one-day workshops are for people curious about mindfulness or considering taking a mindfulness course. These workshops introduce key principles for living mindfully, and core practices to help cultivate mindfulness in daily life. The cost is £125 and workshops are held at Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, WC1H 9BD. We are currently offering an early bird rate of £95 on our 2017 workshops and are taking bookings for the following dates:
- 10th March 2017, 10am-5pm, with Ed Halliwell at Hamilton House, WC1. 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. We are currently offering an early bird rate on this retreat of £295 including full board accomodation, single room and ensuite bathroom (or £275 for full board with a single room and a shared bathroom).
- 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 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 in Sussex
We also offer mindfulness workshops, courses and graduate practice sessions and retreats in Cuckfield, West Sussex, less than an hour's journey from Central London. Visit Mindfulness Sussex.
Mindfulness training via Skype
For those unable to make a group course, Ed Halliwell has a few spaces for one-to-one mindfulness training via Skype. These usually follow the curriculum of an eight-week mindfulness course, adapted for individuals. One-to-one sessions for mindfulness course graduates can also be arranged. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in one-to-one Skype sessions.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention, staying present and responding skilfully to what’s happening in our lives. It helps people manage their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships with awareness and compassion, leading to greater well-being and appreciation, as well as more choice in how to meet challenges. Mindfulness is cultivated by a exploring a range of simple meditation practices and approaches to living, as taught on our courses. Our approach is based on the 'gold standard' mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course, which was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachussetts medical school, and has been used for over thirty five years to help with stress, anxiety, and chronic health problems, as well as to promote resilience and flourishing. An extensive body of clinical research has consistently shown that this approach to teaching mindfulness is helpful for working with a wide range of conditions, as well as for optimising well-being, and it is now taught widely in healthcare, education, workplaces and other settings.
Who teaches our mindfulness courses?
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 an advisor to The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK and is on the faculty at The School of Life. Find out more about Ed.
Watch a video of Ed Halliwell talking about mindfulness for the Mental Health Foundation's 'Be Mindful' campaign.
Watch a video of Ed Halliwell introducing the Be Mindful Online course.
See media coverage of Ed Halliwell's work.
Read testimonials from people who've participated in our courses.