Married At First Sight’s Dino Hira releases a self-help book about how he found ‘inner peace’ while working as a miner – as he speaks about his mental health battles
Married At First Sight’s Dino Hira has revealed he struggled with mental health issues before channeling his experience into a new self-help book.
The 34-year-old meditation coach is set to release A Miner Who Wins Inner Peace later this month.
Announcing the book on Instagram on Thursday, Dino shared an anecdote from his time working offshore in the mines.
Spiritual path: Married At First Sight’s Dino Hira has released a self-help book about how he found ‘inner peace’ while working as a miner
‘For those that may not know, I have spent the last seven years working in the Mining Industry through a Fly In Fly Out lifestyle,’ he wrote.
‘While working up in the mines, I made great friends but sadly I had lost some to suicide as a result of poor mental health. There are one in five miners who suffer from anxiety or depression.
‘In 2014, I myself went through a phase of contemplating everything in life and struggled with my own mental health.’
Coming soon: The 34-year-old meditation coach is set to release A Miner Who Wins Inner Peace later this month
He continued: ‘After turning to a mindfulness way of living, I made a promise to myself in 2016 when I began finding my sense of self care again that I would share this story with others when I was ready.
‘I could not find a book at that stage that related to the FIFO way of living so I decided to write it and I found writing made me get away from the world and brought out a creative side that flowed naturally, but for a purpose.
‘Inner peace is not won in a day, there are constant lifestyle choices that are built through daily habits.’
Celebrity fans: Gina Stewart, better known as the Internet phenomenon ‘The World’s Hottest Grandma’, also praised Dino’s book earlier this week
While Dino says his book doesn’t aim to ‘cure’ poor mental health, he hopes it will highlight the importance of ‘self care’ for miners as well as people in other professions.
‘This book will not be for everyone as I always preach do what works for you. But at the same time, if I can positively influence just one person, a purpose is served,’ he wrote.
Gina Stewart, better known as the Internet phenomenon ‘The World’s Hottest Grandma’, also praised Dino’s book earlier this week.
‘I just got my hands on this amazing book. As most of you know I suffer from severe anxiety which I deal with every single day,’ she wrote on Instagram on Monday.
‘My good friend Dino Hira wrote this book. I’ve just started it and I just know it’s going to change many people’s lives.’
A man of many talents! Prior to appearing on Married At First Sight, Dino had a background in modelling, mining, stripping and acting