Dr. Sood is the creator of the Resilient Option program. He is one of the world’s leading experts on resilience and wellbeing, and executive director of the Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing. He was also professor of medicine, and Chair for student life and wellness at Mayo Clinic. Sood held various positions at Mayo Clinic and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is best known for his work with Attention and Interpretation Therapy and Stress Management & Resiliency Trying (SMART), which integrates elements of neurosciences, psychology, and spirituality.
Amit’s studies have shown that people who are more optimistic tend to have better health and lower risks of strokes, heart disease and other stress related physical concerns. Sood’s research shows a higher survival rate for people who maintain an optimistic viewpoint. His work also indicates optimistic people have better emotional health, lower rates of stress and depression. His research also indicates that optimists have better relationships, and are better suited to handle difficult and challenging life concerns.
Smart with Dr. Sood: The Four-Module Stress Management and Resiliency Training Program.
The Resilience Journal
Mindfulness Redesigned for the Twenty-First Century
Stronger: The Science and Art of Stress Resilience
Build Your Immune Resilience
Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness
Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living
Train Your Brain, Engage Your Heart, Transform Your Life
Happier Mornings, Calmer Evenings
Resilient Living with Dr. Sood: Building Strength for the Difficult Days
AWARDS, ACCOLADES, ACHIEVEMENTS, ETC.
Dr. Sood has received numerous awards including the 2010 Distinguished Service, 2010 Innovator of the Year, 2013 Outstanding Physician Scientist and 2016 Faculty of the Year awards, all from Mayo Clinic. He was selected as one among top 20 intelligent optimist in the world (Ode Magazine). Dr. Sood was also selected by RWJ Foundation as one of the health care pioneers, and the “Biggest Impact Maker” in healthcare in Rochester, MN (the home of Mayo Clinic).
QUOTES ABOUT RESILIENCY
If we have the privilege to be grateful, then we have a responsibility to be compassionate.
Dr. Sood’s mantra for staying resilient: Practicing gratitude, compassion, acceptance, meaning, and forgiveness.