Ed is a mindfulness teacher and writer. He is the author of three books: Into The Heart of Mindfulness, How To Live Well By Paying Attention, and (as co-author) The Mindful Manifesto, and has been teaching full-time since 2010. He leads mindfulness courses, retreats and workshops in London, Sussex and Surrey, working with a wide range of individuals and groups, and has taught mindfulness in organisations such as Imperial College Business School, Tate, Ardingly College, Accenture, and UNICEF UK. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator on mindfulness-related topics, most frequently for The Guardian and Mindful magazine. and has led events for the The Guardian, the RSA, and Alternatives London, as well as the Latitude, Wilderness and Althorp Literary Festivals. Ed is on the faculty of the School of Life in London, and is an advisor to and former co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. He wrote the Be Mindful report for the Mental Health Foundation, and was on the editing team for the Mindful Nation UK report from the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group. He teaches on the Mental Health Foundation's Be Mindful Online training course, and is listed by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations as a mindfulness teacher that meets the UK Good Practice Guidance. For more on Ed's work, visit his website.
Vee is co-founder and director of Mindfulness London and has a particular interest in linking mindfulness with emotional intelligence. leadership development and organisational change. She has found mindfulness helpful in managing challenging times in her life . Vee has been on several extended meditation retreats to deepen her experience including a month long silent retreat, and in 2010 she trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University. and completed a 'mindfulness in relationship' foundation year at Karuna Institute. Vee currently splits her time between running Mindfulness Sussex (and our other offerings Mindfulness Sussex, Mindfulness Retreats and Work with Mindfulness) and caring for two young sons. Much of her career has been as a human resources director / change consultant in entertainment, retail and other high-change environments. She has worked for organisations such as The Princes Trust, TSL Global, Costa Coffee (China), Whitbread, Warner Music, Marks & Spencer and Electronic Arts. Vee is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also a commercially endorsed RYA Ocean YachtMaster and has run sail /dive catamarans in the Caribbean. From 2019 Vee will also be offering independent consultancy and you can find out more at her website Chamelonix.