Come learn more about the science behind mind body medicine and the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program. Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the SMART program helps participants achieve greater quality of life and an enhanced sense of well-being. Discover at this free lecture how the program teaches self-care practices that help buffer daily stress, making participants less emotionally and physically vulnerable to it. Because many of the physical and mental health symptoms we experience are exacerbated by stress, using adaptive strategies to buffer that stress can reduce those symptoms. Participants will be introduced to the SMART program, experience a brief meditation practice and leave in the relaxation response.