Brett Cotter, author and founder of Stress Is Gone, helps people release anxiety, trauma and fear through one-on-one coaching, guided meditation, and stress relief classes. 

He has 20-years experience helping individuals break free from the grips of their pain and experience deep inner peace and freedom so they can live their lives to the fullest. 

Brett has taught his signature classes in Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, schools, non-profits, military bases, disaster sites, and retreat centers.

In 2014, Brett founded StressIsGone.org, a non-profit dedicated to serving veterans, first responders, and communities suffering from a tragedy.

He is the author of “3 Keys to Managing PTSD” which is dedication to his father, a Marine Vietnam Veteran and retired NYC Firefighter.

Brett received training from a 35th generation Shaolin Grand Master and the Himalayan Institute. His approach is an uplifting blend of Eastern and Western philosophies. 

Brett is certified by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management. His program is certified by The American Institute of Stress.

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My Story

I was born and raised in Queens by a hard-working single mom. After school I filled my days with riding dirt bikes, skateboarding, playing football, breakdancing, working out, doing graffiti, and getting in trouble. I would do anything to keep moving and not feel the pain from my parents’ divorce.

I always knew there was something far beyond this reality, and I wanted to break through to the other side. Sometimes staring in the mirror I would ask myself “who are you?” 

This question would open a vast space in my mind, but I did not get any answers at the time.

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Later I investigated my question by studying psychology, but my unspoken sadness had turned to fear, anger, and jealousy. I still wanted the answer, but I was lost and couldn’t see.

After college, I got a job in L.A. managing and training top sales teams in the country. Within a year I was making 8 times my starting salary. I achieved my goals, but somehow felt empty.

One night, meditation found me and my path turned into a healing journey. Every step I took, the answers to my question took 10 steps toward me...

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They always pointed me inside. I learned to follow my breath and found inner peace. Anger and jealousy had lost their hold of me.

Today, I see myself as a conduit of energy to help guide others to this space, so they can find their own answers. My passion is helping reconnect people to their wholeness, inner power, and love. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed, I promise in our work will help you feel light, calm, free, uplifted, empowered, and most importantly reconnected to yourself. I am truly honored and blessed to facilitate this work.

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1999 Brett started Meditating
and learning powerful healing modalities.

2001 Started his coaching practice
facilitating workshops, and training sessions.

2008 Launched Stress Is Gone LLC
to share his signature tools, including his ”Stress-Stopper Breathwork” Method and various mobile apps.

2013 The Stress is Gone Program was certified by The American Institute of Stress
and is delivered to customers through mobile, online, and physical products.

2014 Founded StressIsGone.org 501c3
to better serve veterans, first responders, and communities suffering from a tragedy.

2015 Published “3 Keys to Managing PTSD”
as a dedication to his father, a Marine Vietnam Veteran and retired NYC Firefighter.

2019, Raised over $12,000 on GoFundMe
to distribute a PTSD book to every homeless veteran living in a shelter in New Jersey.

2020 Received board appointments
to Non-Profit Organizations that serve veterans, first responders, and their families.

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