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Wit, Wisdom & Wine Speaker – Dr. Amit Sood

November 29, 2011

Dr. Amit Sood will be presenting at the 11th annual Wit, Wisdom and Wine fundraising event on Saturday, January 14, 2012.

Mayo SMART Program (Mayo Stress Management And Resiliency Training Program)

Stress is perceived when there is an imbalance between the demands placed on us and our ability to meet those demands while maintaining well-being.  On-going stress has a negative effect on our health, happiness, relationships, and quality of life.  Excessive stress also sometimes affects our attention, memory, judgment, and decision making.

In this workshop you will understand how our brain and mind generate undesirable stress every day, even during routine daily activities.  Based on this understanding you will learn a two step program that will empower you to better handle your stressors, and as a result enhance your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The program will be taught by Dr. Amit Sood, Director of Research and Practice at the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program.  Dr. Sood teaches this program to patients, fellow physicians, and other staff members at Mayo Clinic.  He has held several national workshops to teach this program and is conducting multiple research studies at Mayo Clinic incorporating stress management.  Dr. Sood is the author of a recently published book, Train Your Brain Engage Your Heart Transform Your Life.

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