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."

FREE MINDFULNESS TASTER SESSIONS

Come and join our free one-hour online taster sessions to find out what mindfulness is and how it can help us cultivate wellbeing and resilience. The sessions will be led by Ed Halliwell and you can book your free place here. Upcoming date Monday 29th April at 7pm via Zoom.

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Our public offering currently includes:

Free Taster Sessions

8-Week Mindfulness Courses

Drop-In 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.

Upcoming events:

FREE MINDFULNESS TASTER SESSIONS - Next session Weds February 7th 2024 from 7-8pm via Zoom.

In these sessions we will explore what mindfulness is and how it can help us cultivate wellbeing and resilience, creating the conditions to live a flourishing life. Book your free place here.

Book on a free taster session (next session Monday 29th April 2024, 7pm)

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:

Wednesday Evening Course (Online via Zoom link)

For 8 weeks from Wednesday 28th February 2024, 7.15-9.30pm, taught by Ed Halliwell. (No session on April 3rd or 10th, course ends Weds 1st May). This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 21st April 2024 (alternative retreat dates are available, and the retreat day can be attended in-person or via Zoom)..Book your place

Wednesday Morning Course (Online via Zoom link)

An orientation session on Wednesday 15th May 2024, 10am-12.15pm, and then for 8 weeks on Wednesdays from Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 10am-12.15pm, taught by Ed Halliwell. (No session on May 29th or July 17th, course ends July 24th 2024). This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 30th June (alternative retreat dates are available). Book your place

Book on an 8-week course

One-to-One and Small Private Groups

For those unable to attend a group course, or 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 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 a trustee of The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK, an associate of the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and supervises mindfulness teachers 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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