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Mayo Clinic specialists have developed structured approaches to stress management and to complementary and alternative medicine. Your Mayo Clinic treatment team can help you find stress management approaches that work for you. Mayo Clinic is committed to meeting your comprehensive needs with respect to mind, body and spirit.


Mayo Clinic doctors are committed to providing evidence-based care and use of stress management approaches that have been tested for effectiveness and safety. Mayo Clinic researchers conduct studies to improve stress management approaches.

These Mayo Clinic researchers developed a Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program for improving resiliency and quality of life, and reducing stress and anxiety. Studies show that the 90-minute program had positive results for physicians and patients.

Oct. 26, 2016
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