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* App Store Features App 2020

* Downloaded over 5.9M times

* Australia's leading Mindfulness app

* Designed for all ages


Start practicing Mindfulness today to...

* Support good mental health

* Reduce worries, anxiety and distress

* Create a sense of calm

* Learn how to relax and regulate emotions

* Improve concentration and increase productivity

* Develop a sense of empathy and connectedness

* Enjoy better health and sleep


Start your mindfulness journey today! Use Smiling Mind for your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises, all it takes is a few minutes to get started.



Smiling Mind is a FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind. Our programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life.



Smiling Mind has dedicated sleep programs for Adults, Kids & Teens. Use these when winding down at night to assist with both getting to sleep and improving overall sleep quality. 



Listen to meditations as guided by smooth and calming voices. Smiling Mind includes a number of meditations in Indigenous Australian languages (Kriol, Ngaanyatjarra & Pitjantjatjara).



We offer programs for all ages:

* Kids (3-12)

* Youth (13-18)

* Adults (19+)


Our programs are designed for:

* Any time during the day

* Bedtime

* Classrooms

* Workplaces

* Sporting clubs

What’s New

Version 4.8.0

This update includes everything you need to try our new 'Sleep For Families' program which is coming soon!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

E Loogie ,

Love!!

I think that overall it does a great job of making mental health tools accessible to all ages and creates a simple and adjustable format for those who have never engaged in mediation or those who regularly mediate. My instinct would be to give this app 4.5 stars because I think there could be more visual pieces not only to make it more inclusive of those with hearing impairments, but to also diversify the ways which people engage with mediations. In my exploring of the app, I did not discover breathing visuals or other short videos explaining how to do certain tasks. It is not a necessary feature but would make the app more inclusive and accessible. I think the app should also expand the pool of the cultural and linguistic options, to better include those who do not speak English. A recent study found that “nearly half (48%) of school-aged children experience sleep disturbance that results in less than the recommended sleep duration, which may negatively impact mental health and behavior”, in the United Sates (Puzia, et al., 2020). Puzia et. al. researched children under the age of 18 using the Calm app to help decrease their sleep troubles. More than 96% of parents, whose children used the Calm app when lying down to go to bed, believed that it was helpful to put their child to sleep. Similar to Calm, Smiling Mind allows for access to mediation tools not just for sleep but in dealing with stress and other life challenges individuals face.

Kaytearose ,

Fantastic app but not therapy

I love, love, love this app. One thing though is that the music doesn’t shut off automatically after a meditation, which is a little annoying for the sleep ones. However, the programs are great, a wonderful mix of options, and the narrator is lovely and just the right amount of guidance for my and my kiddos (9 and 11). The only changes that’d be awesome are if it integrated with health, and the dashboard showed the actual length of each day.

All that being said, meditation and mindfulness aren’t panaceas. They’re great for you and they help a lot to reduce day-to-day anxiety and manage stress, but expecting a mediation app to stop panic attacks with no other interventions is kinda like expecting jogging to fix a broken wrist. It’s not that jogging isn’t good for you or that you’re doing something wrong when you keep jogging and your wrist keeps hurting. It’s that it’s probably not the intervention you need to fix your wrist. And if your wrist is broken, or you’re suffering from panic attacks and really debilitating anxiety, you deserve the care that can help those things truly heal. Check out DBT, CBT, or the Work of Byron Katie—all interventions that can help greatly with anxiety and racing minds and integrate really well with mediation.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! We are looking into the music tuning off after a meditation in a future update. We are glad to hear it your kids love it as well!

You are absolutely right about mindfulness! We define mindfulness as paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and without judgement. While we know there are many benefits psychological and physiological benefits (including reducing worries, anxiety and distress) we do not believe it to be fix all panacea. You can read here all about how we define mindfulness and it's benefits: https://www.smilingmind.com.au/mindfulness or visit this page to learn about all of the research we are doing into mindfulness and meditation practices https://www.smilingmind.com.au/research. Thanks again for your thoughtful review!

Gncx ,

A wonderful app!

I love this app! I chose this app to try because of it being completely free, and I so appreciate that it is a free app for listeners. I was skeptical of meditation, but after giving this app a try, it has changed my mind. I listen to these meditations every night to help me unwind from my day and fall asleep.
It has a great variety of programs to choose from.
Personally, I really like that the meditation music continues to play even once the meditation ends, as it helps me to continue to relax and fall asleep without the abrupt ending. Instead of getting rid of this option, maybe have a sleep timer setting option so that listeners can choose if they want the music to continue playing or shut off immediately when the meditation ends. (Similar concept to a sleep timer that many music apps have).
Thanks for having such great options for meditations, and keeping it as a free app for listeners!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience of the app and some suggestions for us, we really appreciate it!

App Privacy

The developer, Smiling Mind, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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