We offer mindfulness courses and workshops in Central London, WC1, near King's Cross, St Pancras, and Euston, however all of our courses are currently taking place online, via Zoom link. Our programme is led by highly-experienced mindfulness teacher and author Ed Halliwell. Ed has taught the 'gold-standard' 8-week mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT) course more than 100 times, and he has also taught mindfulness in organisations such as Imperial College Business School, University College London, Tate, The School of Life, and UNICEF UK. 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."

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Our public offering currently includes:

Online 8-Week Mindfulness Courses

Online Monday Mindfulness Sessions

Online Retreat Days for Course Graduates

Online one-to-one mindfulness training

We also offer online training for schools and other organisations.

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, all our courses are currently taking place live online, via Zoom link. Mindfulness training is very suitable for online learning, and may be particularly helpful in these current challenging circumstances. Therefore, we are committed to continuing to offer our courses online until we are able to resume face-to-face meetings.

Upcoming events:

8-week mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT) Course with Ed Halliwell

The 8-week course (MBSR/MBCT-L) is the gold standard mindfulness training, including all the key elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Life (MBCT-L). 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. Upcoming courses are as follows:

Courses with places available:

Tuesday Evening Course (This course will take place online via live Zoom link)

For 8 weekly sessions from Tuesday 15th September 2020 - 7.30pm-9.30pm, with Ed Halliwell. Includes optional day retreat on Friday 23rd October (alternative retreat dates are available). Please go to our Mindfulness Sussex site to find out more about and book this course.

Wednesday Morning Course (This course will take place online via live Zoom link)

For 9 weekly sessions from Wednesday 14th October 2020 10am-midday, taught by Ed Halliwell. This course includes a six-hour day retreat on Friday 27th November. (alternative retreat dates are available). Please go to our Mindfulness Sussex site to find out more about this course.

Tuesday Evening Course (This course will take place online via live Zoom link)

For 9 weekly sessions from Tuesday 10th November 2020 - 7.30pm-9.30pm (no sessions on 22nd/29th December - course finishes 19th Jan 2021), with Ed Halliwell. Includes a six-hour day retreat on Friday 8th January 2021 (alternative retreat dates are available). Please go to our Mindfulness Sussex site to find out more about this course.

We also run regular 8-week courses in Sussex, less than one hour's journey from Central London.

Online Monday Mindfulness Sessions With Ed Halliwell

Our new twice-monthly Monday mindfulness sessions are a space for anyone interested in mindfulness practice to meet together and experience guided meditation, short talks on aspects of mindfulness training, inquiry and discussion. They are open to everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners.

  • Monday 7th and 21st September, 5th and 19th October, 2nd and 16th November, 7th and 21st December 2020, 7pm-8.15pm Book your place.

One-Day Mindfulness Workshops with Ed Halliwell

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

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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 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, developed by the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre (OMC). Mindfulness For Life is itself based on MBSR and the content for both courses is very similar. 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.

About Ed Halliwell

Our mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats are taught by Ed Halliwell. Ed has been teaching mindfulness in London since 2010, and is co-author of three books: Into The Heart of Mindfulness, Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention, and The Mindful Manifesto. He is also an advisor to The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK, and is an associate of the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. Find out more about Ed

In 2016 Ed was invited to do a talk 'Mindfulness - Beyond The Hype' for Action for Happliness. Watch this talk below:

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