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
I offer the gold standard, evidence based 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme for the general public, in the N.HS and the workplace. I also offer introductory workshops and on-going practice support.
All courses are delivered by Emma Thom. Emma completed 2 year Post Graduate Programme in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at the University of Exeter. Emma is also trained in ‘Finding Peace in a Frantic World, designed specifically for the workplace and in trained to teach the .b curriculum for teens.
For more information about Emma's background please see the About page.
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 also specific stressors such as managing long term health conditions, work stress and life changes.
The courses are secular and you do not need any prior experience. The groups are small, with a maximum of 14 people which means that everyone has the opportunity to receive the attention and support to make the most of of the programme. During the course you will learn to develop a steadiness of the mind so you can see more clearly and make choices about how best to respond to life from a place of choice and care. Training in Mindfulness and Compassion supports mental clarity, creates calmness and spaciousness and tends to reignite a renewed appreciation of life, allowing a sense of 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, enjoyment, 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’
It is important to say that 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.
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.
News for 2019
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. The weekend is fully catered, with daily mindfulness, walking, yoga and movement. No experience necessary. NOW FULLY BOOKED. 2020 DATES TO BE RELEASED . 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 our 8 weeks training staff stress levels reduced by 45% . 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 a number of course for parents, including MBCT for adopters, foster carers and fathers. Please get in touch for further information.
Mindfulness on Radio 4
Mindfulness made simple