Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®

The Foundation offers free access to this eight-week stress-reduction program for essential workers and frontline providers to improve self-regulation in traumatic environments.

Complementary Online Training in Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness for First Responders and Health Care Workers

Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)® is an online course by Dr. Elizabeth A. Stanley in collaboration with Sounds True Inc. The Sounds True Foundation provides complimentary access to this course to those who work in the civil service sector, including: members of the armed forces, health-care providers, educators, law enforcement, first responders, and other public servants.

The Sounds True Foundation believes mindfulness practices are fundamental to self-care and rejuvenation, and should be broadly and easily accessible. Our mission is to lower barriers to engagement with these transformative lessons—especially those living and serving in communities impacted by poverty, trauma, racism, and injustice in any form.

About the Training Program

MMFT is designed to help individuals widen their window of tolerance to stress. The training includes a unique sequence of trauma-sensitive exercises that is carefully paced to help move someone from dysregulation to resilience in a safe space. With deliberately shorter exercises, the training has successfully helped thousands of individuals coping with chronic stress and unresolved trauma to recover and heal.

This eight-week online course is self-paced with step-by-step guidance and in-depth practices. This course helps participants:

  • Ease the effects of stress and trauma
  • Develop clear situational awareness in uncertain situations
  • Respond and serve effectively from a grounded place


Elizabeth Stanly, PhDElizabeth Stanley is a Georgetown University professor and creator of Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®, taught to thousands in civilian and military high-stress environments. MMFT research has been featured on 60 Minutes, the ABC Evening News, NPR, and in Time magazine. A US Army veteran with service in Asia and Europe, she holds degrees from Yale, Harvard, and MIT. She’s a long-standing mindfulness practitioner and certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-based trauma therapy.

Her most recent book is Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma. MMFT grew out of Liz’s own lived experience—the stressful and traumatic experiences she endured, her own journey of recovery, her longstanding mindfulness practice and many months-long silent retreats, as well as her years of clinical training and certification in body-based therapeutic techniques.


“I've found the MMFT course to be excellent for my mental well-being and I truly appreciate learning more about the science of our brains and how trauma can be transformed through mindfulness. I am a teacher and I've been able to integrate the pieces I've learned into my personal everyday life, my work life, and my family life.”
—Sounds True Foundation MMFT Course Recipient
“The program helped me personally as a former police officer and professionally as an educator. The primary rationale for taking the course was to further my understanding of the human stress response and techniques for mitigating those reactions. I used techniques from the course to reduce stress responses in myself and in active duty LEOs involved in a recent line of duty death and subsequent investigation. The scholarship has been invaluable and I thank you for making it available.”
—Sounds True Foundation MMFT Course Recipient

Application Information

Please allow four weeks for processing. Once an application form is completed, processed, and approved, you will receive confirmation and information on how to access the training program. You will have unlimited access to the training program with no expiration date. While the program is intended to be taken in an eight-week timeframe, it is self-paced. Participants can take their time and revisit sections at their leisure.