STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCY TRAINING (SMART) PROGRAM
The SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Training) is a program developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind and Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Reduce stress, medical symptoms and enhance your quality of life by learning self-care practices all based on scientific research.
Presented by experts in neuroscience, this program offers a neuroscientific emphasis to the what, why, and how of understanding your brain and body. By linking the content with easy-to-implement practices, you will be able to easily integrate these practices into your daily life to improve your mental and physical health.
What Will You Learn in the SMART Program?
- Relaxation and mindfulness techniques to activate the physiological relaxation response.
- How to change thought patterns and emotional perspectives.
- Techniques to improve diet, sleep and physical activity.
- Ability to recognize your personal stress response.
Learning self-regulation techniques, understanding the mind-body interactions, and finding balance in life are vital components to reducing stess. Through the strategies for self-regulation and techniques in balancing the autonomic nervous system taught in this course, we hope to make everyday life more manageable and daily stress easier to handle.
Is SMART Right for me?
The SMART program is recommended for anyone that suffers from stress-related symptoms such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, muscle pain, emotional regulation, and difficulty sleeping.
It is also aimed to help those have a difficult medical diagnosis such as autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, chronic pain, and more.
The 8-week long program will be lead by Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BCN, co-owner and co-founder of Boston NeuroDynamics. Diana is a SMART certified health care practitioner through the Benson-Henry Institute.
With over 20 years of experience in neurological rehabilitation, Diana Martinez, MD, PhD, LMHC, teaches this course. In Diana’s experience as a MD, for many people, medical treatments are not enough or the only option to handle the stress of our day-to-day lives. Additional techniques, such as stress management, self-regulation strategies, neurofeedback, biofeedback, and more are a vital component of Diana’s clinical practice.
This course will be assisted by Szilvia Héja, Msc, behavioral scientist, mindfulness provider and meditation facilitator
For more inforamtion about our faculty, click here.
These days we are all living in extreme stress and this is affecting our health. It is important to learn techniques that you can apply as soon as possible to prevent mental illness.
Through this program, you will receive:
- Benson-Henry SMART training manual
- 16 hours of live, in-person course
- Theory, meditations, group discussions, and activities
- Weekly reflections and things to practice at home
By the end of the program, you will have the tools in:
- Understanding how stress affects our mind-body connection
- Relaxation and mindfulness techniques to activate the physiological relaxation response
- Changing your thought patterns and emotional perspectives
- Practical techniques to improve eating, sleep and physical activity
- Recognizing your personal stress response
October 17 – December 12, 2023
Time: Tuesday’s from 6-8pm EST
Session Dates: October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12 (there is no session on October 31)
521 Mount Auburn St. Watertown, MA 02472
Group Size: 10 participants
** $50 EARLY BIRD discount available if payment is received in full by September 17**
Discounts also available for past BND clients and groups
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