The PART program is an 8-week, science-based wellness education program that offers tools and techniques in a collaborative group setting to help us focus, be more resilient and happier. Participants learn a variety of mind body techniques like meditation and mindfulness, physical activity and positive psychology. It also relies on creativity, humor and adaptive thinking. We learn to mindfully focus on the key pillars in our lives -- sleep, nutrition, exercise, social connections -- to achieve a deeper sense of well-being, health, connection and happiness.
Success Dependent on Daily Practice, Weekly Attendance
Beyond attending each weekly class, the PART program involves making a two month commitment to subtle, impactful daily behavior changes that will yield profound results. It's vital that participants be willing to:
- Expand or begin a daily meditation practice, building from 3 to 20 minutes
- Write/capture 3-5 daily appreciations
- Reinforce four pillars of health [nutrition, exercise, sleep, social connection] and strive to meet self-defined daily/weekly goals
Just like "getting fit" involves more than a once-weekly workout, this is a practice wherein daily small efforts build new muscles. Within a matter of weeks, participants come to see their home practice less like 'effort' and more like a vital practice that restores a sense of balance and joy!
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Developed directly from Massachusetts General Hospital's Stress Management And Relaxation Training (SMART) clinical program (originally incorporated in 1988 and still in use today), the PART Program's use of mind-body techniques offer participants tools that are scientifically proven to strengthen the natural healing capacities of body and mind, improving behavioral, emotional, physical and social health. For more information, click here.