WHAT IS THE STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCY TRAINING (SMART) PROGRAM?

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The Course at a Glance

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COURSE

  • Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA,  the SMART program is a research-proven group program that can help you regain a sense of control over stress. 

  • It is thought that 60-90% of doctor visits are for problems related in some way to stress, so SMART has been more popular than ever for preventative medicine.

  • With tools in hand for coping with the stressors encountered in day-to-day living, participants in SMART can experience a significant reduction in symptom burden. 

  • Research at MGH suggests that SMART can help improve many medical conditions including: Anxiety Disorders, Asthma or allergies, Autoimmune disorders, Chronic pain, coping with Trauma, Mild to moderate depression, Insomnia, Gastrointestinal disorders, Headaches or migraines & more. 

  • Learn more about the program: 

https://bensonhenryinstitute.org/



COURSE DETAILS

  • Eight-week empirically validated & science-based program for individuals who wish to reduce stress, enhance health and quality of life and reduce negative thinking.

  • Class is traditionally 2 hours long, but can be modified if needed for a specific group. 

  • The course is conducted virtually on Zoom at this time. 

  • Program manual included to keep ($50 value included in class fee). ​

  • I aim to offer age specific groups available such as young adult (18-29),  general adult (30s-50s),  & senior classes (60+). 

  • Class size ranges between 3-15 people, allowing for a more personable and customizable experience. 

  • Raise awareness of your unique "relaxation response" as well as your opposite, "fight or flight response", to feel empowered to feel more in control of your response to stressors. 

  • Gain access to multimedia resources exclusively from the Benson Henry Institute at Mass General Hospital. 

  • Learn useful healthy coping skills you can apply for the rest of your life and meet new people for social support!

Contact me today if you have any questions, would like to learn more, or would like to sign up for a class!

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