Sobras Institute is a private research
and teaching institute, founded by Kleopatra Ormos, M.D. in 2003 in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Institute offers
experiential workshops and private coaching about the effects of thoughts and emotions on professional performance, personal
efficiency, professional and personal relationships, mood and identity. Our course participants and individual
students learn to make lasting changes by developing practical self-support skills of sustainable mental, emotional and physical
well being even in highly streesful environments.
Sobras Institute aims to develop
affordable, high quality educational methods, which help in learning the kind of skills that are rarely taught in schools:
first our students learn to achieve their highest levels of mental and emotional efficiency. Then they
learn how to maintain these skills for the long term in the face of increasing complexity and stress.
"Sobras" comes from
the word "szobrasz", which means sculptor in Hungarian. We consider our students as artist scholars, who engage
in re-sculpting themselves in very specific ways: they learn to work with conditioned mental, emotional and behavioral habits
and how to change them. For these old habits, engrained sometimes by upbringing and other times by sub-optimal prior experiences,
most likely inhibit their professional progress and their personal satisfaction.
Spanish means: leftovers. In our context, they are the crusted, ineffective poor habits we often carry around like dead carcasses
from our past, unable to either make peace with them, or exchange them for better functioning ones or leave them at the last
corner. They seem to always find their way back to our mind and behavior until:
Through working on themselves and on their
mental and emotional habits, our students leave no stones unturned: the new paradigms they build shall manifest in every aspect
of their lives.
Sobras Institute recognizes
- the need to improve public health education through promoting individual and corporate responsibility
and personal accountability;
- the importance of a clean, sustainable, and safe environment for all species of the ecosystem;
- each sentient
being is an integral part of the whole universe: none could exist without the other.
Past Public Courses
Practice of Sustainable Emotional Well-Being I: Foundation Course
The Practice of Sustainable Emotional Well-Being II: Implementation
(*prerequisite: foundation course plus implementation)
Scale-Free Nutrition II: Implementation
The Unique Role of Sexual Energy in Mood,
Identity, and Relationships
The Unique Role of Sexual Energy in Mood, Identity, and Relationships II: Implementation