Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)

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About the course

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 course has been approved for 16 hours CPD by the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine

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

By learning to understand stress, relaxation and coping better we will be able to extend this understanding to our patients in new ways.

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

*Relaxation Response and Resiliency Training and Its Effect on Healthcare Resource Utilization

doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140212. eCollection 2015

Join the next UK group,

8 Wednesdays (omitting 29 Dec) 

Dec 1 2021 - Jan 26 2022 19:00-21:00

The meetings will take place on Zoom.


  • Course manual (£50 value)                     
  • Individual intake session (optional) during the month of November                    

As manuals will be shipped from the US please register by 1 November

Class size limited to 16 participants.

Offered by

Dr Miriam Maisel, dip IBLM/BSLM

Please register by sending an email, with your postal address (for shipment of the manual). You will receive an invoice for payment via PayPal. Manuals will be shipped during the month of September.

£30 discount for BSLM & PBHP UK members.

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