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 mindfulness teacher and author Ed Halliwell. We also offer mindfulness training for schools and other organisations.

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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.

Courses with places available:

Thursday Morning Course

For 9 weekly sessions starting from Thursday 22nd March 10am-12pm, taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 6th May). Find out more

Saturday Morning Course

For 9 weekly sessions starting from Saturday 21st April 2018, 10am-12pm, taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 3rd June). The first session is an orientation session. Find out more

Wednesday Morning Course

For 9 weekly sessions starting from Wednesday 9th May 2018, 10am-12pm taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Saturday 23rd June). Find out more

Wednesday Evening Course

For 9 weekly sessions starting from Wednesday 9th May, 7.30pm-9.30pm, taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Saturday 23rd June). Find out more

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

We also run courses and workshops in London WC1.

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 cost is £75 and workshops are held at The Old School, Cuckfield, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

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. The programme includes morning and evening sessions, non-residential day retreats and residential weekend retreats. 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 courses. These usually follow the curriculum of an eight-week course, adapted for individuals. For those unable to make our location in Cuckfield, West Sussex, we can offer one-to-one mindfulness training via Skype. Please contact us for a further discussion if you are interested in one-to-one/small group sessions.

Introduction to Mindfulness - Residential Weekend Retreat

This residential weekend retreat offers an experiential introduction to mindfulness, exploring what mindfulness is, how it can be cultivated and what it can bring to our lives. Full board, single, ensuite rooms.

Course and Workshops in London

We also offer eight-week mindfulness courses and one-day workshops in London.

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 has been used for over thirty five years to help with stress, anxiety, and chronic health problems, as well as to promote resilience and flourishing. 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.
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Who teaches our mindfulness courses?

into the heart of mindfulness coverAll of our courses are led by Ed Halliwell. Ed is a highly-experienced mindfulness teacher, having taught the gold-standard Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course more than 70 times. He 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, and as well as teaching mindfulness to public groups and in organisations, Ed is an advisor to The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. He is a faculty member of The School of Life in London, and an associate of the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. 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." 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 Ed Halliwell introducing the Be Mindful Online course

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.

Read testimonials from people who've participated in our courses and workshops.

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