Resilient Option: Online Program

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A digital four-module Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program offered as a self-paced online course.

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The MN Regional Prevention Coordinators are offering the online Resilient Option program to 115 people in Minnesota on a first-come-first-served basis. To receive access to the program please complete your registration and instructions for accessing your account will be included in your confirmation email.

We are also hosting a live version of this training. If you would prefer to attend this training live, you can register for session 1 here, and session 2 here.

Resilient Option Program

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

Here's how the Resilient Options Program helps:

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

Each module shares science, stories, and skills through short actionable videos enriched by text, reading material, and quizzes.

You advance in small manageable steps, and the overall approach is structured and progresses in a logical sequence that we have tested in several research studies. The program is self-paced and usually takes four to eight weeks to complete.

The program's in-person version, SMART - Stress Management and Resiliency Training, has proven highly effective for decreasing stress and anxiety, and enhancing resilience, wellbeing, mindfulness, and health behaviors in dozens of studies.

The six core attributes of the program are:

  • Novel and Engaging
  • Neuroscience Based
  • Actionable Solutions
  • Relationship Centric
  • Research Proven
  • Simple and Intuitive

It is lifetime access to the program.


  • To receive access to the online program please complete your registration. Instructions for accessing the program will be included in your confirmation email.
  • We are also hosting a live version of this training. If you would prefer to attend this training live, you can register for session 1 here, and session 2 here.



AMIT SOOD, MD - 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.Dr. Sood has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers and is the author of several books including, The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness, Mindfulness Redesigned, SMART with Dr. Sood, The Resilience Journal, and Build Your Immune Resilience.

Dr. Sood has presented at some of the highest impact forums like, TEDx, Lake Nona, Forbes Under 30 Forum, Conference Board, Beckers, YPO, NPR, NAMI, NBGH, NASA, keynotes for Fortune 500 companies, universities, foundations, and others.

He 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.

Dr. Sood serves as the member of the Everyday Health Wellness Advisory Board.

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Organizer Minnesota Prevention Resource Center

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The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center’s mission is to reduce problems resulting from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by enhancing the capacity of people interested in preventing these problems. We are a project of Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota and funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division.

MPRC has provided services to the residents of Minnesota for over 30 years through the development of community campaigns, providing resources, facilitating trainings and events throughout the state, providing research assistance and library materials, and supporting people who work to promote public health and prevent the problems caused by substance abuse. This includes tobacco and drug use, underage alcohol use and the misuse of alcohol by adults.

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