Episode 041 :: Ed Halliwell :: Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG)

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ed Halliwell

Mindfulness teacher Ed Halliwell joins us to speak about the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) in the United Kingdom.

What would it be like if mindfulness were not only an approved therapeutic intervention for some forms of emotional distress, but was being reviewed for inclusion in the government itself? Our friends in the UK are doing just that.

Ed Halliwell is a UK-based mindfulness teacher and writer. He is the author of Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention and co-author of The Mindful Manifesto: How Doing Less And Noticing More Can Help Us Thrive In A Stressed-Out World. Ed leads public mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats in London, Surrey and Sussex, and has introduced and taught mindfulness in organizations such as Citibank, UNICEF UK, Imperial College Business School, and Ardingly College. Ed is on the faculty of the School of Life in London, and regularly speaks and writes on mindfulness-related topics, most often for the Guardian and Mindful.

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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