Marc Schoen Ph.D. Professor of Medicine UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

Dr. Schoen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine where he specializes in Boosting Performance and Decision Making Under Pressure. He has worked extensively with elite athletes, professional and college, as well as, executives and UCLA medical students in strengthening their ability to thrive under pressure, and in competitive and uncomfortable conditions. His method of Discomfort Training, builds hardiness and resilience, by rewiring the fear region of the brain which is responsible for performance under pressure. He is the author of Your Survival Instinct is Killing You which was released in March of 2013, as well as 2014, by Hudson Street Press, a division of Penguin/Random House, which is a pioneering book of how our most basic instinct at the heart of survival in earlier times, is now placing us in harm’s way. He is also the author of When Relaxation is Hazardous to Your Health