Brett Cotter, author and founder of Stress Is Gone, has over 20-years experience helping people break free from stress, pain and traumatic memories.

He has taught his signature classes in Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, schools, non-profits, military bases, disaster sites and facilitates retreats at the OMEGA Institute. 

In 2014 Brett founded 501c3 to better serve veterans, first responders and communities suffering from a tragedy. 

Brett wrote, '3 Keys to Managing PTSD' in 2015 which is dedicated to his father, a Marine Vietnam Veteran and retired NYC Firefighter.

He is a regular contributor to Meditation Magazine and is the Trauma Specialist for their Meditation Teacher Training Program.

Brett has a Bachelors in Psychology and is a member of the PSI CHI International Honor Society in Psychology. He has received training from the Himalayan Institute and a Shaolin Grand Master. His approach is a compassionate blend of Eastern and Western philosophies.


Stress Is Gone formed in 2008 to share a self-care program that helps people learn how to let go of stress, anxiety and the emotional pain from traumatic memories.

Our services include 1-on-1 coaching, meditation classes, workshops, and retreats. Our membership products include online courses, mobile apps, workbooks, and instructional guides.

Stress Is Gone's core technique is certified by the American Institute of Stress and Brett is certified by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and National Center for Crisis Management. Our certification program is accredited by the International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance and The Meditation Organization. 

Our method empowers individuals, families, schools, and businesses with the increased awareness and tools to overcome trauma, anxiety and stress. 

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 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.