A great vision – true philanthropy

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on November 28, 2019
Many people may not know that Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation, An ...
2 minute read

Mental Health

Understanding the Fight or Flight Response

Posted by Catherine Morey-Nase on November 7, 2019
  When we get stressed or upset our body tenses up as a result of the fight or f...
Mental Health 3 minute read

What is mindful colouring and how can it benefit your mental health?

Posted by Georgie Vinson on October 24, 2019
Formal mindfulness practice has incredible benefits, allowing you to slow down a...
2 minute read

Take your brain to the gym with mindfulness: neuroplasticity and meditation

Posted by Georgie Vinson on October 24, 2019
Most of us are aware of a lot of the amazing benefits of mindfulness meditation,...
4 minute read

Mental health vs mental illness. Our CEO discusses mental health language

Posted by Dr Addie Wootten on October 21, 2019
Dr Addie Wootten, our CEO here at Smiling Mind discusses the correct language an...
3 minute read

mindfulness

6 self-care tips to take care of your mental health

Posted by Catherine Morey-Nase on October 11, 2019
Is self-care something you prioritise? Or is it something you view as indulgent ...
mindfulness 4 minute read

Smiling Mind

Getting started with the Smiling Mind App

Posted by Aaron Blakemore on October 7, 2019
What can I do with the Smiling Mind App? Put simply, we are here to help you med...
Smiling Mind 1 minute read

mindfulness

How mindfulness can improve sport performance

Posted by Ben Robbins on September 30, 2019
The practice of mindfulness has application across so many different areas of li...
mindfulness 3 minute read

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Spring clean your house... and your mind!

Posted by Georgie Vinson on September 18, 2019
With winter in our rearview mirror and a little bit of extra sunlight each day, ...
mindfulness 2 minute read

mindfulness

How to give yourself the same care and kindness you give to others

Posted by Catherine Morey-Nase on September 12, 2019
Why is it so hard to extend the same care and support to ourselves that many of ...
mindfulness 4 minute read

Latest

5 minutes with Lucy Barrat

Meet Lucy, Lucy is a teacher at Methodist Ladies College in Mallacoota and spoke to us about how she uses mindfulness in...

Mindfulness for Children, Childhood Anxiety, Schools 5 minute read

5 simple ways to get your kids into mindfulness

Mindfulness has many benefits for your mental health, which is equally as important as your physical health. 

Mindfulness for Children, Family 4 minute read

Returning to the ‘new normal’ - keeping kids calm in the classroom

The past year has been one of the most unusual and unprecedented in our lives. For little ones it can be hard to underst...

Teachers, Students, Anxiety, COVID19 2 minute read

5 tips for transitioning back to the classroom

The time has come for many parents around the country and globe to send their little ones back to school after what has ...

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Quote of the week
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

At home

How mindfulness can help during Coronavirus

We are living through an unprecedented and uncertain time, requiring each of us to navigate our way, as best we can, thr...

Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety 6 minute read

Dealing with the bushfire crisis at home

With images of distraught families fleeing bushfires, blackened homes, dead animals and smoke-filled skies, it's hard no...

Children, Family, Parents, Anxiety 2 minute read

4 ways to encourage mindful learning in schools

The classroom where students learn (and play) is crucial in shaping their physical, mental and social health. The facts ...

Mindfulness in Schools, Mindfulness for Children, Children, Teachers, Students, Schools 3 minute read

At Work

Staying mentally healthy when you're working from home

Working from home for an extended period of time will be new to many of us. We've compiled these some tips to make this ...

Mindfulness in the Workplace, "Workplace Mental Health, COVID19 2 minute read

6 ways to avoid burnout

Recently you may have noticed there’s been a heap of news about burnout so we thought we'd pull together a list of tips ...

Mindfulness in the Workplace, "Workplace Mental Health 4 minute read

How mindfulness helps me meet and exceed my sales targets

Today we're all under an increasing amount of stress, none more so than sales teams trying to reach targets before the e...

Mindfulness in the Workplace 3 minute read

At school

5 minutes with Lucy Barrat

Meet Lucy, Lucy is a teacher at Methodist Ladies College in Mallacoota and spoke to us about how she uses mindfulness in...

Mindfulness for Children, Childhood Anxiety, Schools 5 minute read

Why mindfulness is a journey, not a destination

Mindfulness can be a rewarding journey for both teachers and students. But like most journeys, the benefits are greater ...

Mindfulness in Schools, Teachers, Schools 3 minute read

What is the Mindfulness Curriculum and how do I teach it?

It can be tough as a teacher in the primary years to know how to teach everything in an effective and purposeful way - n...

Mindfulness in Schools, Teachers, Schools 3 minute read
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