We 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:
One-day introduction to mindfulness workshops
Eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) courses
Graduate practice sessions, retreats and follow-up courses for people who’ve already completed an eight-week course.
One-to one/small private group classes.
We are currently taking bookings for...
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.
- Thursday 3rd November 2016, 10am-5pm. (3 spaces available) Find out more.
- Saturday 19th November 2016, 10am-5pm. (3 spaces available Find out more.
- Sunday 5th February 2017 10am-5pm. Find out more.
- Thursday 2nd March 2017 10am-5pm. Find out more.
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:
- *NEW for 2017* For 9-weekly sessions from Saturday 7th January 2017, 10am-12pm (the first week is an orientation session) taught by Ed Halliwell (The course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 18th February). Find out more.
Wednesday Morning Course:
- For 9-weekly sessions starting with an orientation session on Wednesday 25th January and then a further 8-sessions from Wednesday 8th February 2017, 10am-12pm taught by Ed Halliwell (The course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 19th March). Find out more.
Wednesday Evening Course:
- For 9-weekly sessions starting with an orientation session on the 25th January and then a further 8-sessions from Wednesday 8th February 2017, 7.30pm-9.30pm taught by Ed Halliwell (The course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 19th March). Find out more.
(Please note, we often hold waiting lists for our courses and early booking is advised.)
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?
All 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.