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
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, fulfilment 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
Results are shown after just 8 weeks of training. 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 results
Course dates for Seaton, Teignomuth and Newton Abbot to be released shortly. We are in the process of sourcing venues. Watch this space! Contact me
News: The 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.
Mindfulness for N.H.S Staff: We are continuing to research MBCT courses for Hospital Staff at the Royal United Hospital Bath. Please see upcoming courses for further details.
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