Our mission –
eradicate optional
stress.

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Certified
Resilience Trainer (CeRT)

SMART

What we do and how we do it

We develop, research, and disseminate the next generation of resiliency solutions.
Four key insights drive our work.

Intervene upstream
to impact downstream

A focus on the upstream neural networks instead of the downstream behaviors offers easier access to a transformative change.

Integrate cutting edge
neuroscience

Understanding human challenges in neuroscientific and evolutionary language offers unique opportunities for validation, inspiration, and empowerment.

Customize to stay
relevant

We empower trainers to offer customized solutions based on their clients’ unique strengths, constraints, and goals.

Keep it novel, simple,
scalable, engaging

We pride in our scalability, simplicity, and innovative spirit that fosters high engagement among our participants.

Certified Resilience Trainer (CeRT) Program

To obtain the certificate, participants must complete two required courses, Transform, a two 2-day in-person course, and TSI (Trainer Skills Intensive), a 6-month guided long-distance training.

Part 1: Transform

A two-day immersive experience that shares the core insights in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy of stress and resilience. Offered both in-person and by online video.

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Part 2: TSI (Trainer Skills Intensive)

A six-month guided learning to develop a personal discipline in resilient living, and learn skills to teach the science, art, and skills of resilience.

As a certified trainer, you will teach our flagship Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program.

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Part 2: TSI (Trainer Skills Intensive)

A six-month guided learning to develop a personal discipline in resilient living, and learn skills to teach the science, art, and skills of resilience.

As a certified trainer, you will teach our flagship Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program.

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Use cases

The SMART program is applicable to a wide range of audiences.
The program is customizable to meet the unique constraints and resources of each group.

Health care professionals

We are serving members of the staff at every level in several hospitals and health systems.

Patients and caregivers

We are teaching SMART to a number of patient groups (heart disease, mental health, addiction, chronic pain, executives, chronic GI conditions, others) and caregivers.

Educators

Several schools are bringing SMART to teachers and other staff members. 

Corporate executives

SMART is offered to executives, both individually as well as through EAPs and HR professionals.

Government organizations

We have served a number of groups including city workers, the US Air force, NASA, chiefs of police, among others.

Non-profits

We are working with several nonprofits bringing SMART to their members.

Our research

Our approach to resilience has been tested in over 30 clinical trials. We believe ours is the most extensively researched resilience and wellbeing platform globally and has the strongest, most promising effectiveness data.

Higher

30%

Mindfulness
(Assessed
by MAAS)

21%

Resilience
(Assessed
by CDRS)

18%

Happiness
(Assessed
by SHS)

14%

Health Behaviors
(Assessed
by CHBQ)

Anxiety
(Assessed
by GAD-7)

50%

Burnout
(Assessed
by MBI)

39%

Depressive
symptoms
(Assessed by PHQ9)

37%

Stress
(Assessed
by PSS)

35%

Lower

Lower

anxiety
(Assessed by GAD-7)

50%

burnout
(Assessed by MBI)

39%

stress
(Assessed by PSS)

35%

depressive
symptoms
(Assessed by PHQ9)

37%

30%

mindfulness
(Assessed
by MAAS)

21%

resilience
(Assessed
by CDRS)

18%

happiness
(Assessed
by SHS)

14%

health behaviors
(Assessed
by CHBQ)

Higher

Lower

Here are some organizations that have brought SMART and other Dr. Sood's program to their teams.

Our research, its result and impact.

We have completed over 30 clinical trials -
we believe the most for any resilience program.

Professionals facing high levels of stress and burnout

Students

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

Caregivers

Words of encouragement from the resilient ones.

"This is such a gift.
I have so much more joy."

"It brought peace to my life."

“Transformative:
when you practice these skills,
you can’t help but experience
positive change.”

“The program
changed my life,
my outlook, and love for
self and others.”

S.S.

D.G.

K.S.

S.G.

"This is such a gift.
I have so much more joy."

S.S.

"It brought peace to my life."

D.G.

“Transformative:
when you practice these skills,
you can’t help but experience
positive change.”

K.S.

“The program
changed my life,
my outlook, and love for
self and others.”

S.G.

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

Tried, tested, and strongly approved.

"Dr. Sood has put together a simple, secular and structured program that is anchored in science, free of rituals and dogmas, and is accessible to everyone."

Dr. Andrew Weil

Tried, tested, and strongly approved.

"Dr. Amit Sood is a visionary physician, who realizes patients are active ingredients in their own healing." 

Dr. Daniel Goleman

Tried, tested, and strongly approved.

"This is a beautiful way to live a life and withstand stressors." 

Joyce N.

Tried, tested, and strongly approved.

"I was empowered by all the sharing and Dr. Sood’s teachings."

Gracia D.

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

“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

Foundation, 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
University of Vermont Medical Group
Burlington, VT

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

Chief Executive Officer
Zumbro Valley Health Center
Rochester, MN

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

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
Cherry Hills Village, CO

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

"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

“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

"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

"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

“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

"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

"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

"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

“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

"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

“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

"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 and Resilience Specialist
Palo Alto, CA

READ MORE

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

"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

"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

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
Mankato, MN

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

The mind behind it all

Dr. Amit Sood, 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 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. Based on two decades of clinical research and experience, Dr. Sood created The Resilient Option and 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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