Dear Friends,
We are bracing for a very difficult next few weeks. Here are some resources for your wellbeing and resilience. I send my heartfelt wishes for your and your family's peace and health.
Amit


Resources for Adults: 

Meditate on Gratitude (3 minutes); Rhythm: Meditate with a Word (7:30 minutes); Feelings: A Meditation on Compassion (8:30 minutes); Calm and Energize (10 minutes); Boost Your Immunity (11 minutes); A Happy Brain (TEDx talk)

A Comprehensive Digital Resilience Program (Resilient Option)


Resources for children: 

A Very Happy Brain (4:30 minutes); Love Yourself Like Your Pet Does (1:30 minutes)

A Comprehensive Digital K-5 Resilience Program (Happi Genius)

Over the past two decades, our work has helped tens of thousands of individuals -


Better manage adversities

Succeed at work

Heal relationships

Develop healthy self-worth

After proving our programs' effectiveness in over 30 research studies, we are excited to offer its four-module digital version:

THE RESILIENT OPTION


THE RESILIENT OPTION

Science enabled, science proven

Actionable and engaging

Highly effective for decreasing stress

Reached over half a million people

Implemented by some of the most reputed organizations

GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER - YOUR BRAIN

Learn three key neural insights:

Why your mind wanders - The seesawing brain networks

Why you feel drained of energy - The biology of brain fatigue

Why you might struggle with self-worth - The brain's negativity bias


 

OUR APPROACH: SIMPLE, RELATABLE, EFFECTIVE

Organized in four modules

Short engaging videos

Each module a blend of science, stories, and skills

Quizzes and additional readings

Broad appeal - Gen Z, Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers


AUTHENTIC AND TRUSTED

Dr. Sood has presented at some of the highest impact forums:

TEDx, Lake Nona, Forbes Under 30 Forum, Conference Board, Beckers, YPO, NPR, NAMI, NBGH, NASA, keynotes for Fortune 500 companies, universities and foundations, and others


Dr. Sood's work has featured in leading publications:We are working with some of the most respected organizations in healthcare, legal, education, IT, and other sectors.The AtlanticThe New York Times, ForbesThe Wall Street JournalStar TribuneCBSWebMDCNNThe Huffington PostUSA TodayPrevention, and Everyday Healthamong others


* We are working with some of the most respected organizations in healthcare, legal, education, IT, and other sectors.

OUR RESEARCH

We have conducted several dozen clinical trials, the most for any resilience program. Below we summarize some of our studies with the links to original peer-reviewed publications:


Implementation of our program improved resiliency, quality of life, and health behaviors, and reduced anxiety and stress among professionals


Among public school teachers and staff, our program improved stress, anxiety, and happiness our program enhanced happiness, satisfaction with life, gratitude, mindfulness, and stress among professionals


Nurses experienced lower anxiety, stress, and burnout, developed higher resilience and mindfulness, and became happier with learning our program


Women attending a heart clinic had lower stress and anxiety with practicing our program skills


Physicians at a large tertiary care hospital developed higher resilience, experienced improved quality of life, and lowered their stress and anxiety with implementing our program


Nurses implementing our program experienced higher professional development and improved their mindfulness


Implementation of our program concurrent with a mindfulness program improved perceived stress, depression, anxiety, and negative affect among caregivers, and patients receiving a transplant


Radiologists experienced lower anxiety and stress, and improved their quality of life and mindful attention with practicing our program skills


A simple highly scalable approach improved perceived stress, resilience, mindfulness, anxiety, and quality of life among employees


Patients with breast cancer developed higher resilience, had better overall quality of life and lower perceived stress and anxiety with implementing our program skills


High stress among wellness center participants was associated with poor physical health behaviors (physical activity level and confidence, strength, climbing stairs), lower mental health (quality of life, support), spiritual well-being and fatigue


A large study among corporate executives showed that higher resilience was predictive of lower risk of depression and anxiety, lower stress, and higher quality of life


An analysis of 25 research studies showed that resilience programs are beneficial for improving stress, depression, and resilience

 


We have completed about twenty additional studies that are in different stages of publication involving students, corporate executives, patients with IBS, depression, and melanoma, rural workers, caregivers, mental health professionals, nurse anesthetists, and others.

We are collaborating nationally and internationally with several groups to continue finding novel ways to help improve mental health, resilience, and coping, decrease the burden of chronic illness, and improve engagement, productivity, and professionalism at work. We strive to remain as relevant, helpful, and attuned with the times 500 years from now, as we are today.



Please contact us if you are interested in bringing our solutions to your organization.


About Dr. Sood

Creator and Presenter of the Resilient Option program

One of the World's Leading Experts on Resiliency and Wellbeing

Executive Director - Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing

Former Professor and Carla J. and Russell P. Paonessa Chair for Student Life and Wellness, Mayo Clinic

Author: The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness, Mindfulness Redesigned, SMART with Dr. Sood, The Resilience Journal 

Member, Wellness Advisory Board for Everyday Health.

Mayo Clinic Awards: 2010 Distinguished Service; 2010 Innovator of the Year; 2013 Outstanding Physician Scientist; 2016 Faculty of the Year

Top 20 intelligent optimist in the world (Ode Magazine)

RWJ Foundation Health Care Pioneer

Twitter: @amitsoodmd