8 Week Mindfulness Courses for Health & Wellbeing

Devon, Teignmouth, Exeter, Dawlish, Torquay, Newton Abbot,
Bovey Tracy, Sidmouth & Ashburton

'Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom'.Viktor Frankl

Emma Thom Mindfulness Therapist

The Mindful Choice offers the full  8-week MBCT/MBSR programme, workplace programmes, introductory  workshops,  and on-going practice support. 

All courses are delivered by Emma Thom,  a fully qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, University of Exeter. Emma offers mindfulness courses to the general public and in the NHS. Emma teaches mindfulness programmes in the workplace.

For more information about Emma's background please see the About page.

The Mindful Choice runs courses in Devon. Please see course locations to find or request a course near you

For those unable to attend the full 8 week course  distance learning is available. 

What is Mindfulness?  Mindfulness is essentially a way of  focusing your mind on the present moment to enable  you more choice on how to best to live your life. 
During the 8-week course you will learn news ways to manage  general life -stress and specific stressors such as managing long term health conditions,  work stress,  and life changes.

The mindfulness  you will learn will help develop insight so you can respond to life with more choice and care. This  combination of mindfulness and compassion supports mental clarity,  calmness and spaciousness  and a renewed appreciation of life, which supports living with  greater intensity, fulfillment and ease. 

The Benefits: Fundamentally, the course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting more out of living. Most people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:  

  • Greater energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life.   

  • Improved clarity, creativity and focus   

  • Improved sleep, less stress, anxiety, depression and pain

  • Greater capacity to treat self and others with kindness and care

  •  A sense of feeling more in control through a gaining a greater awareness of themselves.   

  • Heightened self-confidence and more acceptance for life as it is   

    ‘The course has literally changed my life, I can’t thank you enough’

    Social Worker


Nonetheless mindfulness is not a quick fix. It takes considerable patience, time, effort and care to develop the conditions for effects to take place. However the investment is well worth it and most people who attend report long-lasting result

  • ‘For years, I have had a panic attacks, I haven’t had any since completing the course with Emma , I feel like a different person’

  • ‘I don’t’ get dragged into thoughts as much, especially at work, there is a lot to be happy about it, mindfulness makes me feel alive’

  • ‘Embrace it, the results are palpable.Emma is a fabulous, kind and knowledgeable teacher’

  • I have just completed Emma’s latest Mindfulness course and I cannot recommend it enough. The course was great and there was not a single person on the course that did not benefit from doing it.

Wild Tonic Mindfulness Weekend Switzerland (8th-12 August, 2019. We are really excited to launch our first mindfulness weekend experience in Switzerland. These weekends have been developed to offer a way to rejuvenate, step out of routine and experience mindfulness in nature! This long weekend is for anyone with an interest in mindfulness and nature. The weekend is fully catered, with daily mindfulness, walking, yoga and movement which can be incorporated into your everyday life. No experience necessary.We are taking bookings now.  Please see below for details- we would love you to join us!  Wild Tonic Brochure Switzerland

Mindfulness for N.H.S Staff:  We are continuing to research MBCT courses for Hospital Staff at the Royal United Hospital Bath. Following 8 weeks of training stress levels reduced on average by 45% and staff-reported improvements in job satisfaction, working practice and ability to stay present with patients and colleagues. Mindfulness is way of calming the mind that allows me can be more present with patients and colleagues’ (Doctor)

Mindfulness for Parents: Mindful Choice now works in collaboration with the  Mindful Parenting and Community Project in Bristol. Together we have been awarded funding from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to research and a number of course for parents, including  MBCT for adopters, foster carers and fathers. Please get in touch for further information. 


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