Making Mindfulness in Schools
Simple, Inspiring, and Inviting

Inner Explorer is an online mindfulness platform designed to support mental health and well-being through Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning (MBSEL). Our pre-kindergarten through high school programs are available in English and Spanish and require no prep work from educators.

Through daily practice with Inner Explorer, school communities learn how to cultivate critical social emotional skills, such as self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and resilience. These skills work to address chronic stress, trauma, and adversity, while also fostering compassionate and equitable learning environments.

Our mission is to make the daily practice of mindfulness approachable and accessible for school communities. We aim to equip educators, students, and their families with valuable social emotional skills that foster human potential.

When applied in a learning environment, mindfulness has been shown to significantly improve academic performance, decrease behavioral issues and teacher stress. By learning tools to cope with difficult internal and external circumstances, students and educators can focus and absorb new information; students become ready to learn and educators become ready to teach.


The Science Behind Mindfulness Based Social Emotional Learning (MBSEL)

MBSEL builds on the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework, with a focus on daily mindfulness as the foundation. In learning to practice daily mindfulness, educators, students, and their families break the chain reaction of chronic stress and are able to succeed in school and life. Inner Explorer is approved by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and is featured as one of the top 10 programs that improve executive function in students by BrainFutures.

When applied in a learning environment, mindfulness has been shown to significantly improve academic performance, decrease behavioral issues and teacher stress. By learning tools to cope with difficult internal and external circumstances, students and educators can focus and absorb new information; students become ready to learn and educators become ready to teach.

Inner Explorer is approved by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and was featured as one of the top 10 programs that improve executive function in students by BrainFutures.

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