Ed is a mindfulness teacher and supervisor. He discovered mindfulness in 2001, during a period of depression and anxiety, and found it transformative. After several years developing his practice, including a year-long stay at a meditation retreat centre, he trained to teach mindfulness at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University 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, has led events for the The Guardian, the RSA, and Alternatives London, as well as the Latitude, Wilderness and Althorp Literary Festivals. Ed has written widely about mindfulness in the media, most often for The Guardian and Mindful magazine, and 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. He is also an associate of the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and has taught on the Oxford Mindfulness Centre mindfulness programmes for MPs, Peers and staff in Parliament, as well as its MYRIAD research project for mindfulness in schools. Ed is also a trustee of 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. Ed is an associate of the Sussex Mindfulness Centre, and also supervises other mindfulness teachers, and is a listed supervisor for the Mindfulness Network. For more on Ed's work, visit his website.