This one-hour introduction to mindfulness, led by Ed Halliwell of Mindfulness Sussex (mindfulnesssussex.co.uk) will include a taste of some key mindfulness practices, experiential group inquiry and discussion, and presentation of the science of and rationale for mindfulness.
We will look at what mindfulness is and how it can be beneficial, explore some practices that can help participants become more present, develop helpful responses in stressful situations, and manage thoughts, emotions and body sensations more skilfully, and also look at the science of mindfulness for cultivating mental and physical health, managing demands, improving self-regulation and resilience, and cultivating strong relationships.
The session will also examine how to develop a personal mindfulness practice and bring mindfulness into the midst of daily life.
Presenter Biography: Ed Halliwell is “one of the UK’s leading mindfulness instructors and writers” (The Guardian). He is author of Into The Heart of Mindfulness (2016) and Mindfulness: Made Easy (2019), as well as co-author of The Mindful Manifesto (2010).
Ed leads public mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats in London, Surrey and Sussex, and has also introduced and taught mindfulness in more than 50 organisations, including Imperial College Business School, BBC Worldwide, the Houses of Parliament, Tate, Accenture and Ardingly College.
He is an associate of the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre, and a trustee of and former co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative, which supports the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness (MAPPG) to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. His website is www.edhalliwell.com.