Mindfulness Sussex was founded in 2010 by Ed and Vee Halliwell. Since then we have offered a growing range of mindfulness workshops and courses for beginners, as well as practice sessions, courses and retreats for people who have already completed an eight-week mindfulness course (graduates). Based in Cuckfield, West Sussex, we have welcomed participants from across Sussex and beyond, many of whom continue to join us for follow-up events to sustain and deepen their practice. Inspired by the benefits mindfulness has brought to our own lives, we are committed to offering a pathway of support so that people can learn at their own pace - from introductory workshops, into gold standard eight-week mindfulness courses, though to graduate practice sessions and retreats. In 2019, Vee Halliwell set up her own HR/OD consultancy Chameleonix, while Ed continues to direct Mindfulness Sussex. Read media coverage about Ed Halliwell and Mindfulness Sussex here.
Ed is a mindfulness teacher and supervisor. He discovered mindfulness in 2001, during a period of depression and anxiety, and found it transformative. After several years developing his practice, including a year-long stay at a meditation retreat centre, he trained to teach at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University, and has been teaching full-time since 2010. He leads mindfulness courses, retreats and workshops, working with a wide range of individuals and groups. Ed has taught mindfulness in organisations such as Imperial College Business School, Tate, Ardingly College, Accenture, UNICEF UK, and The Guardian.. He is a trustee and former co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. He is an associate of the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and has taught on the Oxford Mindfulness Centre mindfulness programmes for MPs, Peers and staff in Parliament. Ed is the author of three books: Into The Heart of Mindfulness, How To Live Well By Paying Attention, and (as co-author) The Mindful Manifesto and has written widely on mindfulness-related topics for newspapers and magazines. He also wrote the Be Mindful report for the Mental Health Foundation, and was on the editing team for the Mindful Nation UK report from the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group. He teaches on the Mental Health Foundation's Be Mindful Online training course, and is listed by the British Association FOr Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) as a mindfulness teacher that meets the UK Good Practice Guidance. Ed supervises mindfulness teachers and is a member of the Mindfulness Network supervision team. For more on Ed's work, visit his website.
Watch Ed's talk to 400 people for an Action for Happiness event in London.