Smiling Mind 4+

Meditation for all ages

Smiling Mind

    • 4.5 • 467 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

* App Store Features App 2020

* Downloaded over 7M 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 4.12.4

We've fixed a bug which was causing issues for some new users when completing the registration steps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
467 Ratings

467 Ratings

GettnTired ,

Download/Favorites sections don’t do much

I would hope to go to my download section and be able to use it to begin using the meditation(s) I liked enough to download for use offline and not have to return to the app to find the meditation within its module to use it. So it is helpful to have the list when you use more than one, but not especially efficient.

Favorites are the same, in that, it shows a list of the meditations I enjoy the most. However, if I use the meditation 3 times it appears as though I have 3 favorites with the same name. I can’t access the meditation from the favorites module, so again, it’s fairly useless.

Meditations are very good and I have donated to this excellent program. I read some 10-11 year olds who have anxiety and are not finding relief with the recommended meditations. For mine, as an old woman I use the body scan and it helps me. So try some other meditations it doesn’t have to be for kids, or anxiety. Just try stuff, it’s just people saying nice stuff. You are probably smarter than they realize. When I have to fly I listen to the drumming for the “Master and Commander” soundtrack. Lol Keep trying don’t give up.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the helpful feedback!

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.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this wonderful detailed review!

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!

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