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Fear of the unknown can cause a fight-flight-or-freeze reaction. And right now, our days are filled with chaos and stress. Some of us may not be worried about lions and tigers and bears; but are anxious about what is going to happen with back to school. Whether it is in person, blended or remote the decision will affect everyone: teachers, administrators, parents, and caregivers and entering the unknown triggersthe fight-flight-freeze reaction. How we all respond to that reaction is just as unknown
Inner Explorer has been diligently working to help lessen the gravity of any of the above scenarios. Through our guided mindfulness program of just 10 minutes a day, students will be able to focus more on the present moment and not on perceived fears. Inner Explorer is designed to adapt to your students’ needs with a variety of flexible options:
Learn more about the program and share with your administration. You can contactus to learn if this is right for your school district
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Last year we piloted one class with Inner Explorer’s mindfulness program. The one class who used it was the calmest class with the fewest incident reports (0 versus an average of 25 in the other classrooms!) and had the high estacademic gains in reading (initially 10 of 28 students werebelow grade level, at the end of the year 0 of 28 werebelow, including several special needs students!). We are expanding into all the classrooms this year.Principal, Sarasota, FL
Inner Explorer is very user friendly and easy to implement. We have seen a dramatic increase in the positive behaviors of the students in the classrooms where the program is donewith fidelity. The investment of 5-10 minutes daily, comes back to you exponentially! Programs such as this should berequired in all schools! Ileana Mellan, Principal,Mater Academy.
We had just started IE a few months prior to the marathon bombing in Boston. Third grade was particularly traumatizedas that was the grade that lost Martin. By continuing toparticipate in IE each day after the bombing, IE served asgood trauma first-aid for several reasons: Maintaining familiar routines and rituals Ongoing teaching of calm down strategies. A safe space and sense of security. Helped teachers and students with self-care Director of Special Ed and Student Support.
Inner Explorer has empowered our students to handle stress, anxiety, and negative emotions in a constructive manner. The 5-10 minute guided audio practices are long enough toprovide immediate positive effects and short enough as tonot disrupt instructional time. Teachers have said that they themselves have used the mindfulness strategies to reduce their own stress. Inner Explorer is simple to use, empowers students and teachers to self-regulate their emotions, and their team is always readily available to answer questions/address concerns Aida Trujillo, AssistantPrincipal