Inner Explorer is the only audio-guided
mindfulness program that is based
on the Mindfulness Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) protocol, which
has nearly 40 years of rigorous
scientific evaluation. Because
the protocol follows a very
specific pathway the same
used by Inner Explorer.
Inner Explorer is the
only program that can
point to 6,000 scientific
proof of efficiency.
The results have made Inner Explorer the world leader in the implementation of MBSR- based daily mindfulness practice in schools, currently reaching more than 1,000,000 students and over 35,000 teachers. The organization has invested in platform technology to uniquely create a virtuous cycle of daily practice by linking teachers and students in the classroom to families and extended families in the community and around the world.
Lifelong friends Janice Houlihan and Laura Bakosh founded Inner Explorer as a non-profit to bring daily mindfulness into the classroom.
8-week research study demonstrated Inner Explorer's positive impact on 3rd grade students quarterly grades, behaviors and teacher stress reduction using valid research scales.
Conducted Second (10 weeks) and Third (27 weeks) research studies on Inner Explorer's impact. Wisdom 2.0 Award recipient, funded by the 1440 Foundation. If a Research study published on Inner Explorer's impact on elementary students' quarterly grades.
Serving 6,600 students, programs expanded from PreK to 12th grade once program fidelity established. Moved from a hard-wired device to an online platform
International reach with the addition of Spanish speaking programs. Inner Explorer partnered with LG on their "Life's Good: Experience Happiness" initiative, providing 400 plus schools with the Inner Explorer program.
CASEL Approved. Introduction of Mobile App Partnered with AETNA to bring Inner Explorer to 295,000 students in more than 300 schools.
Serving more than 700,000 students 27,000 classrooms across the US and 14 other countries.
LARGE SCALE AND SUSTAINABLE USE 10,000 schools