HayWe offer mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats for beginners and more experienced practitioners, in Cuckfield (nr Haywards Heath), West Sussex. Our wide-ranging programme is led by Ed Halliwell. We also offer mindfulness training for schools and other organisations.

Our public offering includes:

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One-Day Introduction To Mindfulness Workshops

Our one-day workshops are for people curious about mindfulness or considering taking a mindfulness course. These workshops introduce key principles for living mindfully, and core practices to help cultivate mindfulness in daily life. Tea, coffee, refreshments and a light vegetarian lunch from The Sussex Produce Company are included. The workshops are held at The Old School, Cuckfield, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Morning and Evening Eight-Week Mindfulness Courses

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the gold standard eight-week mindfulness course. 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.

Saturday Morning Course:

Wednesday Morning Course:

Wednesday Evening Course:

(Please note, we often hold waiting lists for our courses and early booking is advised.)

Graduate Sessions

Our graduate programme supports people who’ve completed an eight-week course, through ongoing opportunities to practise with others and deepen their learning. Find out more

One-to-One/Small Private Groups

For those unable to attend a group course, we have a few spaces available for one-to-one mindfulness sessions. These usually follow the curriculum of an eight-week mindfulness course, adapted for individuals. One-to-one sessions for mindfulness course graduates can also be arranged. Please contact us for a further discussion if you are interested in one-to-one/small group sessions.

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. There is a substantial scientific evidence base for the benefits of mindfulness, which shows it develops well-being in many ways. More on the evidence base for mindfulness.

Who teaches our mindfulness courses?

into the heart of mindfulness coverAll of our courses are led by Ed Halliwell. Ed 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. As well as teaching mindfulness to public groups and in organisations, he is an advisor to The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK, and a faculty member of The School of Life in London. Find out more about Ed.

Watch a video of Ed Halliwell talking about mindfulness for the Mental Health Foundation's 'Be Mindful' campaign.

Watch a video of Professor Mark Williams from Oxford University talk about mindfulness and stress reduction for the Mental Health Foundation's 'Be Mindful' campaign.

Read media coverage about Ed Halliwell and Mindfulness Sussex here.

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