We offer mindfulness courses and workshops in Central London, WC1, near King's Cross, St Pancras, and Euston. Our programme is led by highly-experienced mindfulness teacher and author Ed Halliwell. Ed has taught the 'gold-standard' 8-week mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT) course more than 100 times, and he has also taught mindfulness in organisations such as Imperial College Business School, University College London, Tate, The School of Life, and UNICEF UK. According to Psychologies magazine, Ed is "one of the UK's most popular mindfulness teachers", while the Guardian calls him "one of the UK's leading mindfulness instructors and writers."
Our public offering in London includes:
We also offer a programme of mindfulness courses, one-day workshops and graduate retreat days in Cuckfield, West Sussex (one hour's journey from Central London) , as well as training for schools and other organisations
8-week mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT) Course with Ed Halliwell
The 8-week course (MBSR/MBCT) is the gold standard mindfulness training, including all the key elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The course teaches us how to cultivate awareness and be less caught up in automatic thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns. Participants learn meditation practices which can transform daily life, including sitting meditation, body scanning and mindful movement. Upcoming courses are as follows:
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 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, which was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachussetts medical school, and which has been used for nearly 40 years to help with stress, anxiety, and chronic health problems, as well as to promote resilience and flourishing. We also include all the key elements from the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. MBCT is itself based on MBSR and the content for both courses is very similar. The MBCT course was developed originally to help prevent relapse among people with a history of depression - however it has also been adapted for wider use, for people with other conditions and to general populations. 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.
About Ed Halliwell
Our mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats are taught by Ed Halliwell. Ed has been teaching mindfulness in London since 2010, and is co-author of three books: Into The Heart of Mindfulness, Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention, and The Mindful Manifesto. He is also 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 an associate of the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. Find out more about Ed
In 2016 Ed was invited to do a talk 'Mindfulness - Beyond The Hype' for Action for Happliness. Watch this talk below:
You may also be interested to watch:
- Ed talking about mindfulness and depression for the Mental Health Foundation's 'Be Mindful' campaign.
- A podcast interview with Ed and Action for Happiness.
You may also be interested to read:
- Ed's regular blog posts for mindful.org.
- Meet Ed Halliwell, lads' mag editor turned mindfulness expert (The Telegraph)
- Other Media coverage of Ed's work.
- Testimonials from people who've participated in our courses.