About 1 Giant Mind

1 Giant Mind is a non-profit dedicated to delivering 'Learn to Meditate' programs and resources to combat the negative impact of stress and increase health and wellbeing.

Mission

Our mission is to inspire millions of people around the world to take up meditation as a daily practice and live more fulfilling lives, free from the negative impact of stress.

Vision

Our vision is a world where meditation is as commonplace as brushing your teeth, and mainstream culture supports personal growth and wellbeing as a social responsibility.

Why Meditation?

In 2014, one in three Australians will suffer from stress, one in four Australians will have a mental disorder and one in five Australians will be on stress-related medication. Almost half of the nation's children will suffer from depression, anxiety and or other stress-related mental illnesses. These statistics represent an alarming global trend of epidemic proportions.

Stress is a part of human life, but the high levels of stress, stress-related mental illness and lifestyle disease that we are seeing today are abnormal by historical standards.

It wasn't too long ago that simple things like brushing our teeth and basic personal hygiene were not part of our daily lives. It's difficult to imagine these not being widely adopted habits. It wasn't until evidence-based reasoning enabled us to understand that the absence of these good habits were causing profound health issues. When a critical mass adopted these simple daily habits we witnessed a quantum leap in health around the world.

Today we stand at the precipice of an opportunity to take yet another quantum leap into a realm of greater mental health and wellbeing. This will again profoundly change the quality of our lives.

There is a large body of scientific evidence that demonstrates how meditation reduces the negative impact of stress and promotes a wide range of benefits for better health and wellbeing.

A daily practice of meditation enables us to recover from the negative impact of stress. It helps establish deeper and more meaningful connections to ourselves and others, giving rise to a more fulfilling life.

Our Team

Jonni Pollard

Co-Founder
Board Chair
Executive Director

Jonni is the co-founder and creator of 1 Giant Mind and its 'Learn to Meditate' program. Studying for over 20 years under some of the greatest masters of our time, Jonni is now an internationally sought after meditation teacher, speaker and mentor. He is renowned for his ability to teach absolutely anyone how to meditate, understand the nature of the mind and access its full potential.

Laura Poole

Program Developer
Content Producer
Meditation Teacher

Laura is the 1 Giant Mind 'Learn to Meditate' Program Developer and female voice over artist in the app. She is a professional Vedic meditation teacher, who has trained for nearly a decade with great masters in Australia, USA and India.

Laura runs a private meditation practice based in Melbourne. She teaches meditation courses and runs retreats all over the world. - lauraloka.com

Nataly Perez

Marketing

Nataly is a marketing enthusiast with a Bachelor of Communications in Writing and Cultural Studies. She has studied both formally and informally, furthering her experience in the meditation and wellness community. Nataly assists 1 Giant Mind in their marketing department, collating and collaborating with partners and sponsors within the community.

Taboo

Taboo

Creative agency

Taboo is a Melbourne-based creative agency, born in 2000. They're a team of ambitious problem solvers who create remarkable ideas for brands and inspire audience participation. Their services include: brand strategy, creative + brand design, content creation, digital + social media and influencer management.

C2 Digital

C2

Digital agency

The app and the accompanying website, 1giantmind.org, were developed by C2 Digital. C2 designs and develops user-centred websites, native mobile applications, and custom software for your business. - c2.net.au

We Make Online Videos

We Make Online Videos

video production

WeMOV is the video production company for 1 Giant Mind. They are an online video production agency, delivering dynamic digital content that elevates businesses online presence. They offer a comprehensive range of video production services, from conception and development through to shooting and post-production management at affordable prices, with quick turnaround times. - wemakeonlinevideos.com.au

Joan

Creative agency

Joan is a Melbourne based design consultancy that helps clients create exceptional digital product and service experiences.

Our Board

Jonni Pollard

Jonni is the co-founder and creator of 1 Giant Mind and its 'Learn to Meditate' program. Studying for over 20 years under some of the greatest masters of our time, Jonni is now an internationally sought after meditation teacher, speaker and mentor. He is renowned for his ability to teach absolutely anyone how to meditate, understand the nature of the mind and access its full potential.

Associate Professor Amanda Third

Associate Professor Amanda Third (PhD) is Senior Research Fellow in Digital Social and Cultural Research at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She is also the Research Program Leader for the Young and Well CRC's Research Program Two: Connected and Creative. Over the last six years, Professor Third's research has focused on young people's everyday use of online and networked technologies and the potential for new technologies to support young people's mental health and wellbeing. Amanda heads up the 1 Giant Mind Evaluation Program.

Co-founders

  • Jonni Pollard
  • Cinnamon Pollard
  • Shon Tomlin
  • Jennifer Smorgon
  • Gary Gorrow