Building Kind Resilience

Amit Sood, M.D., MSc, FACP, discusses how we can fight brain overload and stress with altruism, uplifting emotions, and practicing gratitude.

Dr. Sood is Director of Research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic and is a Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Sood has developed an innovative approach toward stress management and resiliency by incorporating concepts from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. Several National Institutes of Health and foundation grants support his research into developing integrative and mind-body approaches in conventional medical care and promoting well-being. He is the author of, "The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living."

Dr. Sood has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed original articles, as well as editorials and book chapters. In 2008, Ode Magazine named him as one of 20 intelligent optimists who are helping the world become a better place.

Dr. Sood completed his internal medicine training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona, and a master's degree in clinical research at Mayo Clinic.

What Is a "Sketchnote"?
sketchnote is a graphic representation combined with text as a form of note-taking. It was coined by Mike Rhodes and also goes by graphic note-taking or graphic recording. The premise is to create a graphic record of an event that is engaging and informative. For the note-taker, it also serves as a tool to help with retention and recall of the information. By associating text and image (Dual Coding Theory), we help to create additional neural pathways to information, making it more accessible later on, and learning becomes more durable.

Theresa Malin

Theresa Malin is an Education Specialist in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She is a faculty member of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and serves as an educator for a wide variety of medical students and clinicians from the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. She has worked as a Medical Lab Scientist in hospitals across the country and found her way back to Mayo Clinic in 2014. Outside of work, Theresa loves to explore the seemingly ordinary through the creative lenses of her three children.