About Us

Ed Halliwell

Ed HalliwellEd is a mindfulness teacher and writer. He 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. 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 mindfulness at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University, and continues to receives regular supervision and training from CMRP staff. He has been teaching full-time since 2010, and leads mindfulness courses, retreats and workshops across the UK, 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, and UNICEF UK, and has led mindfulness events for the The Guardian, the RSA, and Alternatives London, as well as the Latitude, Wilderness and Althorp Literary Festivals. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator on mindfulness-related topics, most often for The Guardian and Mindful magazine. Ed is on the faculty of the School of Life in London, and is an advisor to 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 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 UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations as a mindfulness teacher that meets the UK Good Practice Guidance. For more on Ed's work, visit his website.

Vicki Halliwell

Vicki HalliwellVicki is co-director of Work with Mindfulness and has a particular interest in contemplative arts and workplace health and wellbeing. She has found mindfulness helpful in managing her own experience of chronic fatigue during a challenging time in her life . Vicki has been on several extended meditation retreats to deepen her experience including a month long silent retreat, and in 2010 she trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University and completed a 'mindfulness in relationship' foundation year at Karuna Institute. Vicki currently splits her time between running the operational and marketing side of Work with Mindfulness (and our other offerings Mindfulness London Mindfulness Retreats and Mindfulness Sussex) and caring for two young sons. Much of her career has been as a human resources director in entertainment, retail and other high-change environments. She has worked for organisations such as The Princes Trust, TSL Global, Costa Coffee (China), Warner Music and Electronic Arts. Vicki is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also a commercially endorsed RYA Ocean YachtMaster and has run sail /dive catamarans in the Caribbean. In 2017 she will start an Msc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing at the University of Nottingham.

Associates

Bridgette O' Neill

BridgetteBridgette is a mindfulness teacher and supervisor and a consultant clinical psychologist. She has been teaching mindfulness since 2002 and has established mindfulness as a resource for staff and clients in a large NHS mental health organisation. Bridgette has extensive experience of working with staff teams in the statutory and voluntary sectors focusing on team effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience and change management. She is involved in supervising and training mindfulness teachers and developing innovative applications of mindfulness. Bridgette is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals' Council.

Work with Mindfulness also have a wide network of experienced teachers to draw on for larger projects or specialist expertise as and when required. All at Work with Mindfulness follow The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice good practice guidance.

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