An 8-week mindfulness course is the gold standard group mindfulness training, and this course includes all the key elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Life (MBCT-L). The course teaches simple meditation practices that can help us be more present to our experience and manage thoughts, emotions and body sensations, as well as our life choices, more skilfully.
In the course you will learn:
- to cultivate awareness and be less caught up in negative thought, feeling and behaviour patterns
- to develop more helpful responses to difficulties and more fully appreciate life's pleasures.
- simple meditation practices including sitting meditation, body scanning and mindful movement, which can transform our relationship to daily life.
We are currently taking bookings for the following 8-week mindfulness courses which will be held either online via Zoom or face-to-face at The Old School, Cuckfield, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
Wednesday Evening Course (Online via Zoom link)
For 8 weeks from Wednesday 28th February 2024, 7.15-9.30pm, taught by Ed Halliwell. (No session on April 3rd or 10th, course ends Weds 1st May). This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 21st April 2024 (alternative retreat dates are available, and the retreat day can be attended in-person or via Zoom). Book your place
Wednesday Morning Course (In-person at the Old School, Cuckfield, West Sussex)
For 8 weeks from Wednesday 28th February 2024, 10am-12.15pm, taught by Ed Halliwell. (No sessions on April 3rd or 10th, course ends Weds 1st May). This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 21st April 2024 (alternative retreat dates are available, and the retreat day can be attended in-person or via Zoom)..Book your place
Wednesday Morning Course (Online via Zoom link)
An orientation session on Wednesday 15th May 2024, 10am-12.15pm, and then for 8 weeks on Wednesdays from Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 10am-12.15pm, taught by Ed Halliwell. (No session on May 29th or July 17th, course ends July 24th 2024). This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 30th June (alternative retreat dates are available). Book your place
Wednesday Evening Course (In-person at the Old School, Cuckfield, West Sussex)
An orientation session on Wednesday 8th May 2024, 7.15pm-9.30pm, and then for 8 weeks from Wednesday 15th May 2023, 7.15pm-9.30pm, taught by Ed Halliwell. (No session on May 29th, course ends July 10th 2024). This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 30th June (alternative retreat dates are available). Book your place
The course comprises an initial 2.25 hour orientation session, followed by eight weekly 2.25 hour sessions. There is also a six-hour day retreat which takes place on a Sunday towards the end of the course. (26 hours of teaching/group mindfulness practice in total). Our approach includes all the key elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Life (also known as Mindfulness For Life or MBCT- L), which are gold standard mindfulness training courses. Sessions are made up of a combination of mindfulness practices (such as body scanning, sitting meditation and gentle movement), discussion, and short presentations. We also invite you to develop your own practice through weekly homework (about 45 mins a day). We provide a course handbook and guided audios for you to do this.
The total cost of the course is £295 for an in-person course (£325 from 2024), and £260 for an online course (£295 from 2024), and this includes all 9 weekly sessions, course materials such as the guided audios and handbook, and the six-hour retreat day. We have a small number of concessionary places available on our courses - please contact us for details. Pre-registration is essential for all our courses.
- If you cannot make the first (orientation) session this can be re-arranged on a 1.1. basis. If after attending an orientation session you do not wish to continue with the course, you will be offered a full refund, minus the small (3%) administration charge made by our payment provider.
- We believe than no-one should be unable to take a mindfulness course due to lack of financial resources, and therefore offer a number of concessionary places on our courses. We are also able to offer one fully sponsored place for a registered carer on each course. Please contact us for further information on concessionary and sponsored places.
One-to-one / small group courses
Ed Halliwell has a few spaces available for mindfulness training on an individual basis or for a small private group in Cuckfield, West Sussex, or one-to-one via Skype. This can be arranged at a time to suit you. If you are interested in working with Ed on a one-to-one basis or in a private group, please contact us for a further discussion.
Sponsored and Concessionary places
We offer a limited number of fully sponsored places for carers on our 8-week courses and work with the Carer Support Service in Mid Sussex to offer these. If you would like to be considered for one of these places please contact us for a discussion.
We also offer concessionary rates for those whose financial circumstances mean that they are unable to afford the course. Please contact us if you would like to apply for a concessionary rate.
It was completely life-changing. I'm no longer suffering with depression and feel better prepared for crises. Working with difficulties was a pivotal practice. I've integrated the 3 Step Breathing Space and the gratitude practice into my daily life. Ed is an excellent facilitator - he is skilled at listening, reflecting back, valuing everyone’s input and encouraging individuals with problems to speak. He held the group together, which helped promote safety and develop cohesion amongst the group members.
The best thing I have ever done for myself. At first it felt unnatural and sometimes silly (listening to a raisin!) but as the weeks went on and I practiced more I really felt a change in myself for the better. Ed was a brilliant teacher I always left the classes having learnt something new I have learnt to be much kinder to myself, that my thoughts are not facts and to take joy from the simple and small things in my life! Also, confidence I can deal with difficulties without them consuming and overwhelming me!
This course has impacted positively on every area of my life; my mental well being, my physical health, socially, economically and in terms of my relationship to others and myself.
Amazing, potent, powerful, life changing.
I would like to express my great appreciation for Ed as a very kind teacher of mindfulness. His empathy, care and ability to hold the space is wonderful.
Ed, just to say thanks for helping me feel awake again.
A wonderful course. Ed’s relaxed but hugely knowledgeable way of supporting me to explore new ways of ‘being’ has really enabled me to make positive changes in my life. I have learnt to accept myself, be kind to myself and recognise my strengths. I felt that Ed always had time for everyone and gave me a lot of time. His responses were always warm and non-judgemental and insightful and it felt like I was in safe hands when I felt vulnerable.
A truly life-changing experience. Delivered with kindness, compassion, and wisdom., From beginning to end each moment was meaningful. I wouldn't change anything and I'm growing stronger each day. Thank you so much for sharing this wisdom.
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