Author(s): Jane Martino
Mindfulness has become a popular tool to help people manage anxiety and stress and to increase focus and productivity in the busy modern world.Smiling Mind provides personal insight from the perspective of two successful business people and founders of Smiling Mind, Australia's largest mindfulness non-profit program - with a community of over 1,000,000 users across it's platforms. The authors have both used mindfulness to help navigate the peaks and troughs of everyday life. Based on their personal experiences and the mounting evidence showing the benefits of mindfulness practice, the authors demonstrate how to bring mindfulness to all areas of our lives including work, relationships, families and parenting. They explain what "switching on" or "being mindful" is, and crucially, how it works. They explain how to use the principles of mindfulness to build a happier, healthier and more connected life.Smiling Mind is full of ideas, advice, practical tools and inspiration to lead a life that is fulfilling, passionate and emotionally healthy and to pass those lessons on to our families and the wider community.
Authors Jane Martino and James Tutton are co-founders of Smiling Mind, a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing free pre-emptive mental health and wellbeing programs via their apps and website. Jane and James are united by a shared belief that successful societies are mindful, caring, and thoughtful. Smiling Mind as an organisation is about making meditation easy. Via the SM website it offers short guided Mindfulness Meditations that teach both adults and young people life skills that can improve stress management, increase levels of attention and prevent the onset of mental health issues. Smiling Mind has become a widely recognised brand in the wellbeing space and has attracted a mass consumer following whilse also building deep and lasting engagement. Over 500,000 apps have been downloaded from the SM website and over 5000 institutions use the education program, their enewsletter goes to 45,000 subscribers, they have 35,000 web visits every month and 10,000 facebook followers. Smiling Mind is further guided and supported by fellow directors and leading authorities, Professor Frank Oberklaid (Royal Childrens Hospital) and psychologist, Michael Carr-Gregg. Smiling Mind's programs have been developed by leading psychologists and psychiatrists.Jane Martino has a background in building highly successful, dynamic organisations in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors as founder for both the media/communications company, Undertow Media, and Shout for Good, a fundraising platform for multiple charitable causes. Jane is the author of a series of books called The Thank You Books published with ACP Books.James Tutton is an energetic entrepreneur and a passionate believer in the role that business can play in delivering positive social and community outcomes. He is the founder of the very successful Moonlight Cinemas and is now the director and major shareholder of Neometro, a design-driven and socially-focussed residential property developer. He is also on the board of social enterprises, Shout for Good and B Corp.