ABOUT MAYO CLINIC RESILIENT MIND
What is Resilience?
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress and adversity, withstand hardships, and grow despite life's downturns.
Your resilience depends on building a resilient mind.
Research shows that the higher your resilience, the better your:
- Emotional well-being
- Success at work
- Physical health
What is the Mayo Clinic Resilient Mind Program?
Mayo Clinic Resilient Mind, developed with Amit Sood, M.D., is a digital program designed to help you build resilience, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase happiness. It is self-paced and easy to fit into busy schedules. Backed by more than a dozen clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Resilient Mind has given real people real results.
Start with Train to learn the basics of resilience. Then continue with Sustain to integrate the practices into your daily routine. You will receive emails each week with valuable information from Dr. Sood and links to videos that you can easily integrate into your daily life. Conveniently access the program from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Who is Dr. Sood?
Amit Sood, M.D., directs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic and is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is also the researcher and creator behind the Mayo Clinic Resilient Mind program and has authored multiple books, including "The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living" and "The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness."
Dr. Sood has developed an innovative approach toward resilience by incorporating concepts from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, philosophy and biomedical research.
The program has been tested in more than a dozen peer-reviewed and published clinical trials and reaches approximately 50,000 participants each year. It is beneficial for everyone, including caregivers, corporate executives, health care professionals, parents and students of all ages. At Mayo Clinic, the program is now available digitally and in person to staff, and it is integrated within the leadership and burnout curriculum for physicians, nurses and medical students.
Dr. Sood has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, book chapters, abstracts and letters. He has developed award-winning patient education DVDs on topics within integrative medicine ranging from paced breathing meditation and mindfulness to wellness solutions for obesity, insomnia and fibromyalgia.
Is this New Age or Science-based thinking?
Mayo Clinic Resilient Mind has been proved effective by more than a dozen published clinical trials involving hundreds of people just like you who want to become more resilient, manage stress and increase happiness.
In addition to peer-reviewed scientific studies, Dr. Sood and his team are actively involved in several ongoing clinical trials of the program at Mayo Clinic and have published numerous related studies and books.