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Emily
Toner

Authentic, Science-Based Wellbeing for People & Planet

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Emily Toner is a leading expert in the fields of mindfulness and positive psychology.

As a nationally registered Clinical Psychologist with a research background in positive psychology and behavioural neuroscience, Emily uses her knowledge of behaviour to help people move through stress, fear and overwhelm into motivated states of compassion and action for themselves and the planet.

Emily has spent the past ten years delivering tailored wellbeing and mindfulness programs for organisations such as Deloitte, ANZ, Seek and Medibank and has given talks to a wide range of audiences - from exec boards, athletes, accountants, lawyers and health professionals, to teachers, activists and musicians.

Current Work

Emily is the ‘Live Better’ Mindfulness Ambassador for Medibank. She was previously the co-author and content creator for the meditation app Smiling Mind, a Lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and a consultant for the AFL Players Association.

Emily is a Climate Reality Leader, having attended Al Gore’s leadership training in 2019. Her work in ecological psychology aims to help people process climate grief and eco-anxiety, moving through states of overwhelm into compassion and care for themselves and the planet.

Emily is also a musician and founder of Wye in the Sky Records an independent, for-purpose music label that promotes a healthy lifestyle for a healthy planet and is the co-founder of
The Tambah Project, a green music platform that re-wilds the planet through music.

Emily gives regular expert opinion for a range of media, including The Age, Body & Soul and News Limited publications, has been featured on popular podcasts such as Seize the Yay and Stokely and is a regular writer for Peppermint Magazine.

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Talking Points

Find Your Voice and Power

A tailored interactive talk for processing ecological grief and taking simple, everyday action for the earth, this session has been designed to help provide a space for you to process the myriad of emotions that arise in response to the environmental and social challenges currently facing our local and global community. Combining research from neuroscience, the science of wellbeing and the psychology of emotion and behaviour, this workshop will equip you with the motivation to tend to your own wellbeing while empowering you to act for the earth in simple but powerful ways.

The Science of Wellbeing: Why Presence is your Superpower

Our brains have evolved to process threat, including fear, anger and judgement exceptionally well. However, they are not so adept at processing neutral or positive thoughts or feelings nor holding onto them. In short, our minds have evolved to keep us safe, not happy.

This session will touch on the neuroscience and psychology of happiness, resilience and connection and will give you three simple strategies and tools for boosting these qualities in your everyday life. It is suitable for anyone interested in better managing stress and anxiety, as well as developing self-awareness, cognitive flexibility and emotional intelligence.

Growth Mindset: Why You Can Do Anything (Almost)

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks… or can you?

Unsurprisingly, belief about how much you are capable of changing and growing over your lifetime - or ‘mindset’ - is one of the biggest predictors of how much you actually do go on to grow and de-velop. If you find it hard to take the steps needed to create the best version of yourself and to live your truest goals and dreams, you may be unknowingly being held back by ‘fixed mindset’.

People who have a ‘growth mindset’ develop a stable inner confidence in their abilities that puts them in good stead to be successful at whatever they turn their attention to. The good news? Growth mindset can be taught and trained with mental practice. This session will cover everything you need to know about mindset and will share with you a simple tool for developing a growth mindset in your own life.

Workshop: Values for Happiness: Finding Your Inner Compass

Do you regularly sit down to explore and identify your values and what you stand for, or do you live your life according to the values of your family, friends and community? Many people who do not take time out to actively identify and make decisions according to their own values can acci-dentally find themselves having lived a life according to other people’s rules. Unsurprisingly, re-search suggests that people who know and act from their values regularly are happier than people who don’t.

In this interactive and hands-on workshop you will be invited through a simple and fun process for identifying your top values, leaving with a clear road map for living in closer alignment with the things that really matter to you.

Performance Psychology for Creatives

you work in the arts or you are a creative in business, this session will help you to understand the mindset top creatives use to create and perform at their peak. It will explore how you can use mindfulness to infuse 'presence' into your own creations, be it music, art, video or the written word and will leave you with simple tools and tricks for helping others to better connect with your work and vision.
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Feedback
Being mindful and having a growth mindset can have a huge impact on people’s lives and business performance. If you want someone to cut through, create change, build engagement, facilitate growth and just be amazing, then hit up Emily. Medibank

Not only has Emily made a big difference to my team with her engaging and tailored programs, she has had a profound impact on me and my leadership capability. Her ability to ensure my team are better connected and all striving for a growth mindset has been a key reason for our substantial growth.

Seek Business

Emily has played a pivotal role in introducing the concept of mindfulness to our workplace. With her deep knowledge, passion and genuine care to create a more mindful culture, our people have adopted and continue to practice mindful techniques in their professional and personal lives. We have utilised and drawn on Emily’s skills and expertise across a number of our teams and seen re-sults in the increase of awareness and general wellbeing. Emily has a genuine interest in under-standing every group she engages and approaches every opportunity with a real motivation to make a difference in people’s lives.

ANZ

It was a pleasure working with Emily on our wellbeing strategy and focus on Mindfulness. Emily partnered with us by taking the time to understand the needs of our business and delivered an engaging and impactful outcome. The feedback from the business has been very positive and this has resulted in many other parts of Deloitte engaging Emily’s services as a result.

Deloitte
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