LakeWe offer daytime and evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses and one-day 'Introduction to Mindfulness' workshops in Cuckfield, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

We also offer residential retreats, workplace training and graduate sessions for people who've completed a mindfulness course.

We are currently taking bookings for the following Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses and one-day 'Introduction to Mindfulness' workshops. These will be held at The Old School, Cuckfield, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Morning Mindfulness Course:

For 9 weekly sessions, from Wednesday 21st January 2015, 9.45am-12pm taught by Ed Halliwell. The course also includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 8th March. Find out more.

Evening Mindfulness Course:

For 9 weekly sessions, from Wednesday 21st January 2015, 7.30-9.45pm taught by Ed Halliwell. The course also includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 8th March. Find out more.

One-Day 'Introduction To Mindfulness' Workshops

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a programme for reducing stress that has been widely approved by the international healthcare community. The course we teach is based on the MBSR course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the USA, and the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale at the Universities of Cambridge and Toronto. The two approaches are very closely related.

Rooted in ancient traditions of meditation, MBSR teaches simple ways to cultivate awareness and relate to thoughts and feelings more effectively, and has been used for over thirty years to help with stress and anxiety, chronic health problems, and general well-being. Clinical research has consistently shown that mindfulness is helpful for working with a wide range of conditions, as well as for optimising well-being. The MBCT course is recommended by the National Institute For Clinical Excellence for use in the NHS.

Ed Book 2Who Teaches our Courses / Workshops?

Our mindfulness courses and 'Introduction to Mindfulness' workshops are taught by Ed Halliwell. Ed is co-author of The Mindful Manifesto: How Doing Less and Noticing More Can Help Us Thrive In A Stressed Out World and author of the forthcoming Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention (published January 2015). He is also co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK, and is a faculty member of The School of Life in London. Find out more about Ed.

Mindful Manifesto book cover

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.

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