Are you familiar with Smiling Mind? They are a non-profit organisation who teach and advocate the benefits of mindfulness for children, adolescents and adults. They run programs in schools and workplaces around Australia and internationally. Smiling Mind also has a fabulous, free app that my eight year old daughter and I both use regularly. As it says on their website,
“Smiling Mind exists to help build individual mental health and wellbeing through positive, pre-emptive tools based on mindfulness meditation. Co-developed with psychologists and health professionals Smiling Mind is accessible to everyone, irrespective of geographic location or socio-economic status.”
Research on the benefits of Smiling Mind programs, found that when used consistently, they can improve sleep, emotional wellbeing, stress management and provide feelings of contentment. These findings definitely fit with my own personal experience with using the app.
For further information on the Smiling Mind Education Program, please click here.
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