We offer group mindfulness courses, retreat days and practice sessions for beginners and more experienced practitioners, as well as one-to-one mindfulness training and mentoring. All of our courses are currently taking place online, via Zoom link, in collaboration with Mindfulness Sussex.

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 120 times, and he has also taught mindfulness in organisations such as Imperial College Business School, University College London, Tate, The School of Life, and the NHS. 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."

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Our public offering currently includes:

8-Week Mindfulness Courses

One-To-One Sessions

Graduate Sessions/Courses

We also offer one-to-one mindfulness training and mentoring, as well as online training for schools and other organisations.

All our courses are currently taking place live online, via Zoom link. Mindfulness training is very suitable for online learning, and early evidence suggests online mindfulness training is as effective as in-person learning.

8-week mindfulness courses (MBSR/MBCT) with Ed Halliwell

The 8-week course (MBSR/MBCT-L) is the gold standard mindfulness training, backed by 40+years of research evidence. 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:

Tuesday Morning Course (Online via Zoom link)

An orientation session on Tuesday 3rd September 2024, 9.15am-11.30am, and then for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from Tuesday 10th September 2024, 9.15am-11.30am, taught by Ed Halliwell. (No session 29th October, course ends 5th November 2024). This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 20th October (alternative retreat dates are available). Book your place

Book on an 8-week course

One-to-One and Small Private Groups

For those who would prefer to work one-to-one or in a small private group, we can offer a range of training options. These can include taster sessions, eight-week courses or mindfulness mentoring, either in-person or via Zoom. Please contact us for a further discussion if you are interested in one-to-one/small group sessions, or to arrange a taster session.

Contact us to book a 1-2-1- session

What is Mindfulness?

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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 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 key elements from the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Life (also known as Mindfulness For Life or MBCT- L) course, developed by the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre (OMC). Mindfulness For Life is itself based on MBSR and the content for both courses is very similar. 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 is a highly experienced mindfulness teacher, having taught the gold-standard eight-week mindfulness course more than 120 times. He is the author of three books: Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention, Into The Heart of Mindfulness and (as co-author) The Mindful Manifesto. He has taught mindfulness in more than 50 organisations, ranging from The Cabinet Office and the Houses of Parliament to NHS England to Tate, Unicef and Citibank, He is also a supervisor for The Mindfulness Network. 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:

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You can also follow Ed on Facebook and Twitter.

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