Mind & Body

My Year of Living Mindfully (film)

Tuesday 23 February, 4:00 am - 5:45 am

Suitability: 12 Yrs +

Free - Donations Welcome


Overwhelmed with insomnia and an incurable autoimmune disease, Shannon Harvey needed to make a change. But while the award-winning health journalist found plenty of recommendations on diet, sleep and exercise, when she looked for the equivalent of a 30-minute workout for her mental wellbeing, there was nothing. 

Worried for the future mental health of her kids who were growing up amidst epidemics of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction, Shannon enlisted a team of scientists to put meditation to the test. Could learning to quiet our busy minds be the simple solution the world so desperately needs?

But after a 30,000 kilometre journey from the bright lights of Manhattan to the dusty refugee camps of the Middle East, what begins as a self-experiment, transforms into a life-changing experience.

What begins as a year-long self-experiment transforms into a life-changing experience.

Feature documentary,  98min,  Australia, 2020 | Directed by Shannon Harvey, Julian Harvey | Produced by Shannon Harvey, Julian Harvey

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