BHI is pleased to partner with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in offering Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) programs for Cancer Survivors at the cancer center’s Boston and Waltham locations. This program is designed to assist patients who have completed treatment by providing the tools they need to cope with the experience of their illness, treatments and changes.
During nine, 90-minute weekly sessions, this program will help participants:
- Learn self-care techniques, through relaxation, mindful awareness, yoga and adaptive thought patterns
- Reduce stress and physical/emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment
- Cope with and manage late effects of treatment
- Promote a sense of control, optimism, acceptance, and well-being
Read more: BHI & MGH Cancer Center team up for Spring SMART for Cancer Survivors programs
The Benson-Henry Institute is now enrolling for an 8-week Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) for Women program, which will begin April 24th. The program teaches women how to master stage-of-life issues and find relief from symptoms ranging from hot flashes and night sweats to anxiety, disrupted sleep and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Learn the self-care tools you will need to reduce physical symptoms and move through life’s physical and emotional challenges with greater resiliency. Discover how lifestyle behaviors impact overall health; cultivate stress-reduction skills including deep breathing, imagery and yoga; and develop strategies to reverse negative thinking, all in a safe and supportive environment.
Sessions are held Mondays 5-7 PM at the BensMinon-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, 151 Merrimac Street, 4th Floor. For more information, call Richard Jennette at (617) 643-6055 or .
Testing season is about to begin – does your child have the skills to master academic stress and build resiliency in stressful situations? The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine’s Resilient Youth program teaches students to recognize their personal stress triggers and develop techniques to stay calm in stressful situations. This course provides young people the opportunity to develop lifelong positive habits that enhance personal resiliency.
Resilient Youth’s research-based approach has been proven to help reduced test-taking anxiety, strengthen memory and concentration and improve academic performance.
Now enrolling for Spring sessions:
- Single session Test Taking Anxiety workshop on May 18th
- Three session Resilient Youth workshop April 26th, May 3rd and May 10th
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The core belief of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) - that teaching patients mind body approach like meditation and yoga can reduce their stress and improve overall physical health – was proven correct in a preliminary study published this fall in the journal PLOS ONE. The study found that patients who participated in BHI programs reduced their medical visits on average by 43% in the year after taking part.
The study was led by Dr. James E. Stahl of the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment. Dr. Stahl was previously affiliated with BHI and is Chief of General Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
“Our study’s primary finding is that programs that train patients to elicit the relaxation response – specifically those taught at the BHI – can also dramatically reduce health care utilization,” Dr. Stahl said. “These programs promote wellness and, in our environment of constrained health care resources, could potentially ease the burden on our health delivery systems at minimal cost and at no real risk.”
Read more: Study Shows BHI Participants Reduced Doctors Visits by 43%