Inner Explorer is breaking the chains of poverty and
despair one student at a time

Two out of three children (ACES report) experience chronic environment stress, which reduces executive function (EF) and inhibits learning. Students increasingly cannot absorb classroom instruction because higher-order thinking has been hijacked by the brain’s fight-or-flight mode. For a growing number of students who are not cognitively “ready to learn,” many lessons are lost. With 40 years of rigorous scientific research, mindfulness-based initiatives are gaining traction in education because they mitigate stress, improve academic outcomes and break the chains of generational poverty.

When kids are stressed, they are blocked from learning

The "fight or flight" response hijacks the thinking brain, physiologically impairing a student’s ability to learn. This sub-optimizes core curriculum, STEM and SEL programs that need the prefrontal cortex that is unavailable, preventing students from engaging.

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing attention on the experience of the current moment, with an attitude of non-judgmental acceptance and curiosity

With continued daily practice, students will be strengthening critical brain networks associated with learning. They will also be bolstering their skills to face trauma and adversity with creativity, compassion, and resilience. This generation of children will be equipped to finally break the cycle of poverty.

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Backed By Research

The Research Demonstrates the Importance of Mindfulness in School.
More than 6000 studies prove the efficacy of MBSR.

Improve School Culture

In mindfulness programs that involve repeated practice, research shows improvement with self-regulation and emotional control skills in children who initially had poorer executive function
- Diamond, Adele & Lee, Kathleen (2011)

Enhance Academic Performance

New insights on the link between mindfulness and school achievement reported significant increases in grade performance among students participating in a randomized controlled trial mindfulness training intervention
- Bakosh, L. Houlihan J, Tobias, J.. (2016)

Promote Mental Well-Being

Recent meta-analysis indicates mindfulness-based intervent- ions were associated with decreased anxiety, decreased depression, and decreased stress in clinical and non-clinical children and adolescents
- Kallapiran et al (2015)

Reduce teachers and students Stress

Schools are adopting secular mindful training's because the techniques are easy to learn and help educators and students become 'more responsive and less reactive, more focused and less distracted, land] more calm and less stressed'
- Garrison Institute (2005)


REDUCE YOUR STRESS

With continued daily practice, students will be strengthening critical brain networks associated with learning. They will also be bolstering their skills to face trauma and adversity with creativity, compassion, and resilience. This generation of children will be equipped to finally break the cycle of poverty.

inhibits brain development. It shuts down higher-order thinking and amplifies reactivity.

Two out of three children (ACES report) experience chronic environmental Stress, which reduces executive function (EF) and inhibits learning. Students increasingly cannot absorb classroom instruction because of higher-order thinking has been hijacked by the brain’s fightor-flight mode. For a growing number of students who are not cognitively ”ready to learn,” many lessons are lost. With 40 years of rigorous scientific research mindfulness-based initiatives are gaining traction in education because they mitigate stress. Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to pay attention to the present moment with curiosity and kindness. It should be a daily practice (analogous to teeth brushing) as it is a preventive measure for mental well-being.

Inner Explorer (IE) programs have been shown to measurably reduce stress and improve academic academic performance through an iteration research and development process that is linked closely to teacher and student feedback and scientifically evaluated outcomes.

Mindfulness programs through Inner Explorer help children & adults develop self-awareness, emotional regulation and resilience – all in the service of educational equity, social justice and the expansion of human potential. Research suggests a generation of kids practicing mindfulness every day would have the ability to process trauma in healthier ways, have fewer mental health and substance disorders, would be creative and discerning in the face of conflict and would have more compassion for one another. While others imagine this world, Inner Explorer is working to make it a reality.

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Using Inner Explorer every day delivers scientifically proven results

In three rigorous scientific research studies, the Inner Explorer program demonstrated that students achieved significant improvements in reading, science and math, as well as a dramatic decrease in disciplinary events.

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Reduce Stress

Reduce stress

Guided breathing and relaxation exercises are easy to do and replace fight or flight responses with calm.

Cultivate SEL

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CASEL Approved. SEL learning can continue remotely with daily practice.

Improve Learning

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With many students working online and at home daily use helps kids focus and learn.

Address Mental Health

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Follows MBSR protocol to promote greater mental health and well-being.


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Students Stress Takes budget Away from the real work of education

The Cost of Stressed Students hits every district budget.

83% of students report significant, chronic stress.

That Stress causes a wide variety of physical and physiologically issues that keeps them out of school.

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Imagine putting this money back into education

Inner Explorer gives kids the tools that need to manage strss and staying in class more often. Research shows that

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Daily mindfulness reduces absenteeism by

10 to 15%

With even a conservative estimate of 5% reduction, the daily practice of mindfulness with

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Teachers stress is talking its toll on education budgets.

Teachers have one of the most stressful jobs in the world.

That Stress causes a wide variety of physical and physiologically issues that keeps them out of school.

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LET'S DO THE MATH

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