We offer mindfulness courses and workshops in Central London, WC1, near King's Cross, St Pancras, and Euston, however all of our courses are currently taking place online, via Zoom link. 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."

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Our public offering currently includes:

Online 8-Week Mindfulness Course

Online Monday Mindfulness Drop-Ins

Online Graduate Courses and Sessions

Online one-to-one mindfulness training

We also offer 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:

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

The 8-week course (MBSR/MBCT-L) is the gold standard mindfulness training, including all the key elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Life (MBCT-L). 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:

Thursday Morning Course (This course will take place online via Zoom link)

9 weekly sessions from Thursday 1st September-Thursday 3rd November 2022, 10am-12.15pm (no session on 27th October), taught by Ed Halliwell. This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 16th October, (alternative retreat dates are available). Book your place

Wednesday Evening Course (This course will take place online via Zoom link)

An orientation session on Tuesday 1st November 2022 7-30-9.30pm, and then 8 weekly sessions from Wednesday 9th November-Wednesday 4th January 2023, 7.30-9.45pm, taught by Ed Halliwell. This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 11th December (alternative retreat dates are available). No session on Wednesday December 28th. Book your place

Online Monday Mindfulness Sessions With Ed Halliwell

Our new monthly Monday mindfulness sessions are a space for anyone interested in mindfulness practice to meet together and experience guided meditation, short talks on aspects of mindfulness training, inquiry and discussion. They are open to everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners and take place on the second Monday of each month (except July and August, first Monday in December 2021). Please go to our Mindfulness Sussex website to find out more about this course.

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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 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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