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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

DOWNLOAD ZIZO APP

What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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What traps us isn't the lack of resources or opportunities. It is the invisible fence of fears, greed, insecurities and ignorance built by our own mind.

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Insight for the day

Recognize that a lot is still in your control. While you can’t stop the snow, you can open the umbrella.

Suggested practice - List five things that are still in your control.

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Recognize that a lot is still in your control. While you can’t stop the snow, you can open the umbrella.

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Recognize that a lot is still in your control. While you can’t stop the snow, you can open the umbrella.

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Insight for the day

Recognize that a lot is still in your control. While you can’t stop the snow, you can open the umbrella.

Suggested practice - List five things that are still in your control.

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Insight for the day

Recognize that a lot is still in your control. While you can’t stop the snow, you can open the umbrella.

Suggested practice - List five things that are still in your control.

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Insight for the day

Recognize that a lot is still in your control. While you can’t stop the snow, you can open the umbrella.

Suggested practice - List five things that are still in your control.

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Recognize that a lot is still in your control. While you can’t stop the snow, you can open the umbrella.

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Good Listening

Sep 16, 2021


Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Dear friend,You enjoy a good speaker and detest a boring one because a good speaker, one who is in flow, helps your brain experience the same flow state. In an interesting study, researchers monitored the brain waves of people as they were listening to a speaker. (1) Slowly, the listener’s brain waves started tracking that of the speaker. The more they trusted the speaker....
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A right to be wrong

Sep 9, 2021


Dr. Amit Sood, MD

When I was a child, looking back, my challenges were small. Learning to brush my teeth, dress up, read, memorize ABCs, was not too difficult. My effort almost always led to the desired outcome. As a result, here is a simple formula I wrote up in my head: Effort + Intentions = Outcomes.
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Towards Zero Radon

Sep 2, 2021


Dr. Amit Sood, MD

Our minds can’t have zero anger, zero fear, zero sadness, zero envy, zero falsehood. Research shows that for most of us, negative thoughts often exceed positive thoughts. I don’t know anyone who sits in a corner thinking just happy thoughts.
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Ordinary is Extraordinary

Aug 26, 2021


Dr. Amit Sood, MD

The calm of a deep breath, the taste of water, the sound of a chuckle, an old memory, the aroma of coffee—you could consider them ordinary or special. The ordinary or special label is a matter of perspective. Deep breath may be just a thought away for you, but it is truly special for someone with chronic lung disease; a warm hug is easy to come by for an elementary school teacher (though not so easy the past few months) but could be a delicacy for a lonely senior.
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On Stress of Physical Injury

A stepwise guide to healing through self-compassion, resilience and inner strength.

On Feeling Lonely During the Pandemic

Alleviate loneliness by exploring and embracing newer ways of connecting with people we know, and people we are yet to meet.

On Fear of Death (and Cancer)

Cope with the fear of death by introducing a new, more positive perspective of looking at the inevitable.

On Envy

Address and work on jealousy by looking at the object of your envy through compassionate eyes.

On Helping Others with Forgiveness

Help others with forgiveness by cultivating compassion, being grateful and removing "intentionality" from the hurt.

On Living with Spouse who has Depression

Learn to live with your spouse by understanding their constraints and indulging in newer ways to be kind to yourself.

On Leadership and Expressing Gratitude

Help others with forgiveness by cultivating compassion, being grateful and removing "intentionality" from the hurt.

On How Technology can be Our Friend

Make technology your friend by learning how to use it to bring wellness and happiness to your life.

On Stress of Physical Injury

A stepwise guide to healing through self-compassion, resilience and inner strength.

On Stress of Physical Injury

A stepwise guide to healing through self-compassion, resilience and inner strength.

On Stress of Physical Injury

A stepwise guide to healing through self-compassion, resilience and inner strength.

On Stress of Physical Injury

A stepwise guide to healing through self-compassion, resilience and inner strength.

On Stress of Physical Injury

A stepwise guide to healing through self-compassion, resilience and inner strength.

On Stress of Physical Injury

A stepwise guide to healing through self-compassion, resilience and inner strength.

Happier, Stronger, Kinder - That's our Striving for You.

Here's how the Resilient Options Program helps:

Two decades of research by the team and others shows that helping people learn about their neural traps and finding ways to transcend them can undo most of our brain's vulnerabilities. The Resilient Option program helps overcome these traps in four modules:

Two decades of research (by our team and others) shows that helping people learn about their neural
traps and offering ways to transcend those traps can undo many of our brain's vulnerabilities.
The Resilient Option program helps you overcome these traps in four integrated modules:

Gratitude

Mindful
Presence

Kindness

Resilient
Mindset

Gratitude

Mindful
Presence

Kindness

Resilient
Mindset

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  • •  An eight-week on-demand video-based program  
  • •  Short, engaging, easy-to-understand videos
  • •  Each video provides research insights + suggested actions
  • •  Additional written materials and short quizzes enrich the experience
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CeRT helps you achieve three goals:

Two decades of research by the team and others shows that helping people learn about their neural traps and finding ways to transcend them can undo most of our brain's vulnerabilities. The Resilient Option program helps overcome these traps in four modules:

Gratitude

Mindful
Presence

Kindness

Resilient
Mindset

Acquire necessary knowledge and skills of the science and art of stress resilience

Develop and immerse yourself in a personal resilience practice that helps you live a life full of meaning and joy

Learn and refine resilience teaching skills, and get certified in presenting the Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) program.

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The mind behind it all

Dr. Amit Sood, MD MS FACP, our Executive Director, is the former Professor of Medicine, Director of Mayo Mind Body Initiative, and Carla and Russ Paonessa Enterprise Chair for student life and wellness, Mayo Clinic.

To Engage with Dr. Sood Contact Us

Our Mission: Democratize Mental Health

We build customized and scalable resiliency and wellbeing solutions, emphasizing engagement, equity, and effectiveness.

Our solutions leverage the SMART Engine - developed after two decades of testing in 30+ clinical trials and serving over a million people.

Partner with us to meet your group's present wellbeing needs and to build an enduring resilience culture.

    READ MORE ABOUT DR. SOOD

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "Dr. Sood’s teachings changed my life. He helped me start a journey of kindness, gratitude and compassion towards myself and others. I had struggled with forgiveness before taking his course and I now have been able to forgive a few people who hurt me in the past, and now I can let go."

    Marissa Viejo Murchison

    Dallas, TX

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "A few years ago I went through the most difficult time in my life when we lost our baby. This is “ugly” stress as Amit describes it. At the right time I started Amit’s course and through the daily practices and exercises I solidified my resilience and continue to do so."

    Dragos Banu, MD

    Medical Director of Primary Care at AHMC
    Medical Director at the Alice Center Rehabilitation and long-term care
    AHMC Practice Physician Leader, University of Vermont Medical Health Network MG
    Burlington, VT

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    “Dr. Sood’s resilient option program is the antidote to the increasing stress in our world.
    The program is elegant, practical and the practices taught require only 5-7 minutes a day”

    Ronald Campbell, MD

    Ophthalmologist (Retired)

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    Dr. Sood’s program has been like an anchor in these challenging times.  I feel calmer, more focused and able to handle the stressors of life.  The awareness of these simple concepts and principles has changed my life forever.

    Sheila A. Anderson

    School Counselor
    Britton-Hecla School District
    Britton, SD

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "Dr. Sood’s program has been life-changing for me. While I already knew that I have little to no control over what happens to me in life, after this program I am more in control of how I react to what happens to me than ever before in my life."

    Jason C. Bartsch, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Internal Medicine Hospitalist
    University of Vermont Medical Center
    Burlington, VT

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    “This may sound like a cliche but taking Dr. Sood’s course was life altering for me. It also had a profound positive effect on my family and the staff of my dental practice as they could well attest.”

    Gary B. Ihlefeld, DDS

    Muscatine, IA

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "As a result of participating in Dr. Sood’s course, I live each day focused on striving to make a positive impact on others, especially during times when others are in distress or feeling overwhelmed. In my effort to live life more for others and less for myself, I discover my life to be more enriched."

    Adrian Talbot

    Executive Director of Human Resources
    Cedar Falls Community School District
    Cedar Falls, IA

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "Resilient mindset practices essentially enable us to adapt to life challenges alone and together. What a gift optimism is to believe we can handle whatever comes our way, even in this era of Covid-19. For that we are deeply, deeply grateful."

    William, Wendy, Lauren, and Russ Wustenberg

    Farmington, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "As an HR leader, I come across a lot of learning programs and offerings. Dr. Amit Sood and his team offer something different: an ongoing exploration that combines practical knowledge and unique experience."

    Joel Quast

    Director, Organizational Development & Culture
    Novo Nordisk
    Plainsboro, NJ

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    “I am so grateful to have had my team trained in the SMART program. We are using Dr. Sood’s principles within the structure of our wellness programs we offer to healthcare workers. Our programs are extremely well received by our organization’s employees.” 

    Sue Goodin

    Chief Executive Officer
    Progressive Health Center
    Denver, CO

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "I have found Dr. Sood’s programs tremendously informative. Every time I meet or listen to Dr. Sood, I learn new skills to help me deal with life's novel challenges, manage stress, and improve my resilience. I am grateful of Dr. Sood’s precious knowledge and his passion to share it."

    Stefano Mignardi

    Director National Accounts, Daimler Trucks North America
    Portland, OR

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    “Taking the Transform Class with Dr. Sood and his staff changed my life. They helped give me the tools that I never had in my toolbox for anxiety and stress.”

    Gail Z. Richards

    Trustee
    The Zarrow Families Foundation
    Tulsa, OK

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "Dr. Amit Sood is a masterful teacher in the field of resilience and well-being. Witnessing the way he carries out his teaching in all aspects of his life is transformative."

    Sarah Johnson, MSOD

    Sr. Organizational Development & Resilience Specialist
    Stanford Children’s Health, Palo Alto, CA

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "I give this course my highest recommendation, and not only will you transform, but others around you will as well."

    Ken Ro, MD

    Emergency Medicine Physician
    Cypress, TX

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "This program not only gave me practical ways to grow by creating a wellspring of insight to draw from, but it put me on a new path by giving me the ability to turn my suffering into transformation. For that I will always be deeply grateful."

    Austin Johnson

    Huntsville, AL

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "Amit is an innovator and visionary leader in the field, integrating spirituality and human values into healthcare; providing practical tools for building individual and workforce resilience and wellbeing."

    Kavita Prasad, MD

    Medical Director
    Zumbro Valley Health Center
    Rochester, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "Amit taught me not to chase happiness, but rather to chase meaning; to live a life of purpose and exist for humanity."

    David Theil, MD

    Chair, Department of Anesthesia
    Rose Medical Center
    Denver, CO  80220

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    "I have high praise for Dr. Sood’s evidence based, easy to adopt program to improve resilience and build a positive work culture. To find a program that is adaptable to both a work force and to client care is very powerful."

    Beth Krehbiel

    Chief Executive Officer
    Zumbro Valley Health Center
    Rochester, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    “Amit Sood MD was a keynote speaker at our network wide symposium on clinical integration. He was inspirational and reassuring in face of many of our physicians facing burnout.  He later was invited to train a group of 35+ physician in our organization in resilience."

    Claude Deschamps, MD

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    University of Vermont Medical Group
    Burlington, VT

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

    “I have been using the work of Dr. Sood for many years and have been transformed by it. I will forever be grateful for his teaching and mentorship.”

    Lisa Hardesty, PhD

    Psychologist, Mayo Clinic
    Mankato, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “At Kohl’s, we are committed to fostering a workplace that supports mental well-being and work-life balance. The pandemic and challenges of the last year have been difficult and stressful for so many. I am grateful to Dr. Sood for his expertise in sharing research-based methods that allow our associates to pause and focus on resiliency, new ways to embrace mindfulness, gratitude and overall happiness. These are important tools we can all use at work, and in our personal lives.”

    Michelle Gass, CEO, Kohl’s

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN

    Words of encouragement

    “Dr. Sood is an invaluable partner in helping us address stress and emotional burnout issues facing our associates. His passion, insight and inspiration were just what we needed to develop and deliver the right programs to support our associates through the COVID crisis and beyond.  We left every meeting with Dr. Sood with new perspectives and better understanding of the issues we were facing.  I can’t thank him enough for his guidance and friendship.”

    Erik A. Sossa, former VP, Global Benefits and Wellness, PepsiCo, Inc.

    Founder, Elizabeth Dole Foundation

    Words of encouragement

    “Dr. Amit Sood’s Resiliency Program has provided critical tools to support the military and veteran caregivers we serve. The four modules focusing on gratitude, mindful presence, kindness, and resilient mindset empower individuals with strategies to better cope with stress and approach everyday life with a more positive outlook.”

    Senator Elizabeth Dole, Former United States Senator, Founder Elizabeth Dole Foundation

    Founder, Elizabeth Dole Foundation

    Words of encouragement

    “Amit Sood MD was a keynote speaker at our network wide symposium on clinical integration. He was inspirational and reassuring in face of many of our physicians facing burnout.  He later was invited to train a group of 35+ physician in our organization in resilience. It was transformative and uniformly appreciated by our faculty. Thank you, Amit.”

    Claude Deschamps, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, UVM Health Network Medical Group

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    University of Vermont Medical Group
    Burlington, VT

    Words of encouragement

    "As an HR leader, I come across a lot of learning programs and offerings. Dr. Amit Sood and his team offer something different: an ongoing exploration that combines practical knowledge and unique experience."

    Joel Quast, Director Organizational Development & Change Management,
    Novo Nordisk

    Novo Nordisk
    Director, Organizational Development & Culture
    Plainsboro, NJ

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “I am so grateful to have had my team trained in the SMART program. We are using Dr. Sood’s principles within the structure of our wellness programs we offer to healthcare workers. Our programs are extremely well received by our organization’s employees.” 

    Sue Goodin, CEO, Progressive Health LLC

    Chief Executive Officer, Progressive Health Center
    Denver, CO

    Words of encouragement

    "I have found Dr. Sood’s programs tremendously informative. Every time I meet or listen to Dr. Sood, I learn new skills to help me deal with life's novel challenges, manage stress, and improve my resilience. I am grateful of Dr. Sood’s precious knowledge and his passion to share it."

    Stefano Mignardi, Vice President, On-Highway Market Development, Daimler Trucks North America

    Director National Accounts, Daimler Trucks North America
    Portland, OR

    Words of encouragement

    “Taking the Transform Class with Dr. Sood and his staff changed my life. They helped give me the tools that I never had in my toolbox for anxiety and stress.”

    Gail Z. Richards, Trustee, The Zarrow Foundation

    Trustee, The Zarrow Families Foundation
    Tulsa, OK

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    "Dr. Amit Sood is a masterful teacher in the field of resilience and well-being. Witnessing the way he carries out his teaching in all aspects of his life is transformative."

    Sarah Johnson, MSOD, Organizational Development and Resilience Consultant and Executive Coach, Stanford University

    Stanford Medical Center
    Sr. Organizational Development and Resilience Specialist
    Palo Alto, CA

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “I have high praise for Dr. Sood’s evidence based, easy to adopt program to improve resilience and build a positive work culture.  To find a program that is adaptable to both a work force and to client care is very powerful. 

    Beth Krehbiel, CEO, Zumbro Valley Health Center

    Chief Executive Officer
    Zumbro Valley Health Center
    Rochester, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    "Amit is an innovator and visionary leader in the field, integrating spirituality and human values into healthcare; providing practical tools for building individual and workforce resilience and wellbeing."

    Kavita Prasad, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Zumbro Valley Health Center

    Medical Director, Zumbro Valley Health Center
    Rochester, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    "Amit taught me not to chase happiness, but rather to chase meaning; to live a life of purpose and exist for humanity."

    David Theil, MD, Chair of Anesthesia, Rose Medical Center

    Chair - Department of Anesthesia, Rose Medical Center
    Denver, CO

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “I have been using the work of Dr. Sood for many years and have been transformed by it. I will forever be grateful for his teaching and mentorship.”

    Lisa Hardesty, PhD, Psychologist, Mayo Clinic

    Psychologist, Mayo Clinic
    Mankato, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    "Dr. Sood’s program has been like an anchor in these challenging times.  
    I feel calmer, more focused and able to handle the stressors of life.
    The awareness of these simple concepts and principles has changed my life forever."

    Sheila A. Anderson, School Counselor, Britton-Hecla School District

    School Counselor
    Britton-Hecla School District
    Britton, SD

    Words of encouragement

    "Dr. Sood’s program has been life-changing for me. While I already knew that I have little to no control over what happens to me in life, after this program I am more in control of how I react to what happens to me than ever before in my life."

    Jason C. Bartsch, MD, Assistant Professor, The University of Vermont Medical Center

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine Hospitalist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    Burlington, VT

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    "As a result of participating in Dr. Sood’s course, I live each day focused on striving to make a positive impact on others, especially during times when others are in distress or feeling overwhelmed. In my effort to live life more for others and less for myself, I discover my life to be more enriched."

    Adrian Talbot, Executive Director of Human Resources, Cedar Falls Schools, Iowa

    Executive Director of Human Resources, Cedar Falls Community School District
    Cedar Falls, IA

    Words of encouragement

    "I give this course my highest recommendation, and not only will you transform, but others around you will as well."

    Ken Ro, MD

    Emergency Medicine Physician
    Cypress, TX

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    "This program not only gave me practical ways to grow by creating a wellspring of insight to draw from, but it put me on a new path by giving me the ability to turn my suffering into transformation. For that I will always be deeply grateful."

    Austin Johnson

    Huntsville, AL

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “I first heard Dr Amit Sood Speak at our pediatric Grand rounds and it sparked my curiosity about what he had presented. I decided to attend the 6month course about Attention and Interpretation therapy which was offered here at Mayo and was hooked after that. I definitely benefitted from this and it changed my mindset. I started looking at things from a different perspective and am a big fan of Dr. Sood’s teachings.  I have been sharing his philosophy with my family and friends.”

    Shakila P. Khan, MD, Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN

    Words of encouragement

    "A few years ago I went through the most difficult time in my life when we lost our baby. This is “ugly” stress as Amit describes it. At the right time I started Amit’s course and through the daily practices and exercises I solidified my resilience and continue to do so."

    Dragos Banu, MD, FACP, Faculty, UV Medical Center

    Medical Director of Primary Care at AHMC, Medical Director at the Alice Center Rehabilitation and long-term care, AHMC Practice Physician Leader, University of Vermont Medical Health
    Network MG, Burlington, VT

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “The Transform Program has given me insight into everyday life and stressful situations. The program is simple.  When I weave gratitude, kindness, acceptance, meaning or forgiveness to circumstances in life I feel the pulse of my day and those around me is lower.  I have a toolbox to help others problem solve.  It is so contagious, I continue to read and learn from Dr. Sood and others who bring positivity to difficult times.  I am grateful!”

    Julie Gelman, MD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Obstetrix Medical Group of Colorado

    Obstetrician Gynecologist
    Cherry Hills Village, CO

    Words of encouragement

    “Dr. Sood’s resilient option program is the antidote to the increasing stress in our world.
    The program is elegant, practical, and the practices taught require only 5-7 minutes a day”

    Ronald Campbell, MD, Ophthalmologist

    Ophthalmologist (Retired)

    Words of encouragement

    "Dr. Sood’s teachings changed my life. He helped me start a journey of kindness, gratitude and compassion towards myself and others. I had struggled with forgiveness before taking his course and I now have been able to forgive a few people who hurt me in the past, and now I can let go."

    Marissa Viejo Murchison

    Dallas, TX

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “Most people would benefit from building their resilience and intentionally managing their stress. SMART offers a framework that is easy to dive into with its straightforward structure that is easily interspersed throughout your day.  I see the potential for long term health promotion and disease prevention with regular use – for my patients, my family and myself.”

    Denise Millstine, MD FACP, Consultant, Mayo Clinic

    Consultant, Women’s Health Internal Medicine
    Director, Integrative Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Words of encouragement

    "Resilient mindset practices essentially enable us to adapt to life challenges alone and together. What a gift optimism is to believe we can handle whatever comes our way, even in this era of Covid-19. For that we are deeply, deeply grateful."

    William, Wendy, Lauren, and Russ Wustenberg

    Farmington, MN

    READ MORE

    Words of encouragement

    “This may sound like a cliche but taking Dr. Sood’s course was life altering for me. It also had a profound positive effect on my family and the staff of my dental practice as they could well attest.”

    Gary B. Ihlefeld, DDS, Dentist

    Muscatine, IA

    READ MORE

    Our research, its result and impact

    We have completed over 30 clinical trials - we believe the most for any resilience program.
    Our approach predictably and significantly improves stress, anxiety, burnout, resilience, wellbeing, mindfulness, happiness, and health behaviors.

    Professionals facing high levels of stress and burnout

    Students

    Patients with depression, cancer, heart disease, GI conditions, transplant, and others

    Caregivers

    Some of the outcomes in our research include:

    25%

    25%

    14%

    Anxiety

    Burnout Symptoms

    Stress

    Mindfulness

    Resilience

    Health Behavior

    50%

    39%

    35%

    Increase

    Reduction

    Improvement

    25%

    25%

    25%

    25%

    14%

    14%

    mindfulness

    resilience

    health behaviour

    Reduction

    anxiety

    burnout symptoms

    stress

    50%

    50%

    39%

    39%

    35%

    35%

    Show me the research

    Resilient Option is our on-demand stress-resilience program.

    A four-module, self-paced, video-based program.

    Each module is a blend of neuroscience, stories, and skills, that systematically and sequentially build your resilience.
    The skills are designed to improve your emotional intelligence, focus, energy, and relationships.

    What is Resilient Option?

    Over two decades, we have developed, researched, and shared innovative resilience solutions,
    that have touched hundreds of thousands of lives. Resilient Option is the digital version of our program.

    TELL ME MORE

    For individuals

    Validated in several research studies and served over a million people, our live (SMART) and on-demand (Resilient Option) solutions help you decrease stress and build resilience through four simple modules.

    In over 30 clinical trials, our programs have demonstrated efficacy for improving stress, resilience, mindfulness, anxiety, depression (mild to moderate), wellbeing, and health behaviors.

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      For corporates

      We help develop customized, integrated, and inclusive solutions that are evidence-based and emphasize engagement, equity, practicality, and effectiveness. 

      Our comprehensive hybrid solutions minimize the limitations of overly focused out-of-the-box approaches that often have low uptake (<10%), and the limited scalability of high-touch programs. 

      We help build internal organizational capacity to collaboratively foster an enduring resilience culture while offering scale, and short- and long-term cost savings.

      For educational institutions, nonprofits

      We are working with several universities and nonprofits, helping create a culture of resilience and wellbeing for students, staff, faculty, and employees. We strive to serve every group, no matter the budget.

      For hospitals and health systems

      Some of the most reputed hospitals in the world trust us with the resilience and wellbeing of their employees and patients. We leverage our understanding of the unique challenges in healthcare, and combine it with our research and decades of experience to offer customized and comprehensive solutions for small as well as large entities. 

      For resilience trainers

      Our six-months Certified Resilience Trainer (CeRT) program helps you in two steps:

      • Become a role-model of resilience
      • Acquire the necessary skills to help others in their resilience journey
      BECOME A TRAINER

      For children

      We are passionate about helping children with their stress, attention, resilience, and wellbeing. 

      HappiGenius, our first SEL+ program for K-5, is self-paced, with the entire curriculum designed for an immersive online experience.

      Here are a few among many organizations that have brought SMART and other
      Dr. Sood's programs to their members.

      The mind behind it all

      Dr. Amit Sood, MD MS FACP, our Executive Director, is the former Professor of Medicine, Director of Mayo Mind Body Initiative, and Carla and Russ Paonessa Enterprise Chair for student life and wellness, Mayo Clinic. He has led several NIH and foundation studies, is the author of several books on resilience, stress management, mindfulness, and happiness, and is one of the world’s leading authority on resiliency and wellbeing. Dr. Sood's work has been profiled in some of the most reputed media including CBS Sunday Morning, Washington Post Live, The Atlantic, USA Today, WSJ, New York Times, NPR, Everyday Health, and more. Dr. Sood's TEDx talk and other videos have received millions of views. Based on two decades of clinical research and experience, he created The Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART), The Resilient Option, and Certified Resilience Trainer (CeRT) programs.

      Mayo Clinic 2010
      Distinguished Service Award

      Mayo Clinic 2013
      Outstanding Physician Scientist Award

      Top 20 intelligent optimist
      in the world (Ode Magazine)

      Mayo Clinic 2010
      Innovator of the Year Award

      Mayo Clinic 2016
      Faculty of the Year Award

      RWJ Foundation
      Health Care Pioneer

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