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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and surrounding environment in the present moment, without judging your thoughts or feelings as admirable, shameful, or anything in between – while maintaining a kind, supportive stance towards oneself and others. Practicing mindfulness helps us develop focus and emotional balance and builds resilience, i.e. our capacity to recover, and derive meaning, from difficult experiences. There is evidence that when mindfulness is taught in the classroom, behavioral problems are reduced, while attentiveness, empathy, and learning go up.

Learn More about Mindfulness

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Practice Mindfulness

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Inner Explorer Compassion Mindfulness Practice

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Inner Explorer Mindfulness Breathing Anchor Practice

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Inner Explorer Nature Gratitude Practice

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Be Mindful with Music

Take a Mindful Moment through music to help you tune into what you’re sensing and experiencing in the present moment. Listen to our Spotify playlist below.

See the Impact of Mindfulness

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Inner Explorer Stories with Edgar Rodriguez

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Project Happiness Stories from Renaissance Secondary

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Inner Explorer Stories with Principal Dr. Clayton

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