Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)

A Mind Body Program for Improved Health & Resiliency. Stress Management is one of the 6 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine. This is an experiential skills-based program that presents a variety of tools for helping ourselves and our patients.


This 8-week research-proven* program will help you develop self-care tools to recognise and manage your stress, reduce medical symptoms and enhance your quality of life.

You will learn:

  • How to recognise your personal response to stress
  • Meditative techniques to help elicit the Relaxation Response
  • How to change thought patterns and emotional outlook
  • Ways to improve eating, sleeping and physical activity

Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the program is based on the pioneering work of Dr Herbert Benson, author of “The Relaxation Response”.

SMART can help improve medical conditions in which stress is a factor, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Mild to moderate depression
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches or migraines
Course offered by Dr Miriam Maisel, dip IBLM/BSLM
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