We offer online and in-person mindfulness courses and follow-up sessions for beginners and more experienced practitioners, including one-to-one and group mindfulness training and sessions for organisations.
Our programme is led by highly experienced mindfulness teacher, supervisor and author Ed Halliwell. 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."
FREE MINDFULNESS TASTER SESSIONS
Come and join our one-hour group taster sessions to find out what mindfulness is and how it can help us cultivate wellbeing and resilience. The sessions will be led by Ed Halliwell, online via Zoom. Upcoming taster dates Monday 30th October 2023 and Wednesday 7th February at 7pm. Book your free place.
Eight-Week Group Mindfulness Courses
An 8-week mindfulness course is the gold standard group mindfulness training, backed by 40+years of research evidence. 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. Find out more and see upcoming dates
One-to-One Mindfulness Training
Ed offers in-person and online one-to-one mindfulness taster sessions, eight-week courses and individual mindfulness training and mentoring. For beginners, this may take the form of a gold-standard 8-week mindfulness course taught on an individual basis. Those with more experience may benefit from mindfulness mentoring, which offers a space for meditation, reflection and inquiry to help people stay engaged with mindfulness for a full and flourishing life. Find out more about 121-mindfulness training
What is Mindfulness and how can it help?
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention, staying present and responding skilfully to what’s happening in our lives. It helps us manage our 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 difficulties. Mindfulness is cultivated by a range of simple meditation practices and approaches to living, as taught on our courses. Our approach is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, which was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts medical school, and which has been used for nearly 40 years to help with stress, anxiety, and chronic health problems, as well as to promote resilience and flourishing. We also include all key elements from the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Life (also known as Mindfulness For Life or MBCT- L) course, which is a further development of the MBSR approach. We also draw as appropriate from related programmes and disciplines such as Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) and Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT). An extensive body of clinical research has consistently shown that 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.
Who teaches our mindfulness programmes?
All of our sessions are led by Ed Halliwell. Ed is a highly experienced mindfulness teacher, having led Mindfulness Sussex since 2010 and taught the gold-standard eight-week mindfulness course more than 120 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. He has taught mindfulness in more than 50 organisations, ranging from The Cabinet Office to NHS England to Tate, Unicef and Citibank, and is a trustee of The Mindfulness Initiative, which supports the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. He is also an associate of the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and a supervisor for The Mindfulness Network. Find out more about Ed
Watch Ed speak at a special Action For Happiness event on the subject of 'Mindfulness - Beyond The Hype' - video below...
- A selection of short talks and practices on Ed's You Tube channel.
- Ed answering the question 'What Is Mindfulness?' for an interview with InPractise
- Anxiety, Depression and Learning To Let Go - Meditation Inspiration Podcast
- A wide range of free guided mindfulness practices, led by Ed Halliwell
- Ed's blog posts for mindful.org
- Meet Ed Halliwell, lads' mag editor turned mindfulness expert (The Telegraph interview)
- Ed Halliwell on how his journey to enlightenment began with a cup of tea (Sussex Life magazine interview)
- Stepping away from the persona (Sussex Style magazine interview)
- Testimonials from people who've participated in our courses.
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