Smiling Mind is a free web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people's lives.
Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.
Smiling Mind is a 100% not-for-profit organisation that works to make mindfulness meditation accessible to all.
Our vision is to help every mind thrive.
Our mission is to provide accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds.
Our programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life. We offer programs for;
- 7 - 9 yo
- 10 - 12 yo
- 13 - 15 yo
- 16 - 18 yo
- Mindfulness in the Classroom
- Mindfulness in the Workplace
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Smiling Mind Review
The smiling mind app was very pleasant and easy to use. After trying out the free app for a couple of weeks I have found it to be very relaxing and upon finishing a session I felt happier and more alert. The app offered a variety of short and extended, creative exercises that changed to suit the appropriate age groups which ranged from 7 year olds to adults. The app also had sessions for different situations such as ‘taking public transport’ or ‘taking flight’ which I thought was an excellent way for people with anxiety to become more comfortable in moments of stress. The app was very easy to use and didn’t require much time to start and finish a meditation session making it easy to practice mindfulness at any point of the day. Overall I think the app is excellent and really helped me become less stressed after participating in a meditation session in the morning allowing me to be more focused and ready for the day head. The smiling mind app may not be for everyone but I would definitely recommend trying it.
Smiling Mind is great
When opening the app for the first time I was pleasantly surprised with the layout and colours, as it was visually appealing to the eye and I found it easy to use. With an age range from 7- Adult there are different activities and meditations available for everyone to do at different stages of there lives. The app has refreshed my mindfulness, I used the sleep: starry night which helped me have a good sleep and I was left feeling rejuvenated. Smiling mind is a great app as it's mediations start from 1 minute and there are meditations for everyone to do even if only for a minute. I found the shorter ones quick and helpful in checking my breathing. Not only does it have meditation but also activities which allow you to use things such as food, which is a great way to enhance mindfulness overall. I highly recommend smiling mind to anyone, as it has a range of meditation activities suited to everyone definitely give it a go.
Brilliant with a couple of drawbacks
This ap helped me to start meditating consistently, getting me started with short, easy meditations. There was a large variety of meditation types to choose from and the programs were useful to guide me through learning about certain aspects and benefits of mindfulness. When I was ready, there were longer meditations available.
* After reaching a 181 day streak, I forgot a day. Now I have a 20 day streak and no evidence I ever did 181 days. This is demotivating. How about a “best streak” column?
* Tracking moods is a great feature, but it only tracks 1 week. I really don’t think there’s any point tracking such a short span. How about tracking over time to see how my mind has really changed from mindfulness?
* The ap talks regularly about 10mins of mindfulness changing your brain- but most sessions are 5-7mins! It would be lovely to see more 9-12min sessions to build my skill and engagement
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.