Two decades of research by the team and others shows that helping people learn about their neural traps and finding ways to transcend them can undo most of our brain's vulnerabilities. The Resilient Option program helps overcome these traps in four modules:
Games, breathing exercises, books, quizzes, interactive activities
Designed to integrate into the PBIS framework, Tiers 1 and 2
HG-e provides skills in:
* Uplifting emotions
* Reframing (resilient mindset)
* Relationship building
* Problem solving
"Dr. Sood’s teachings changed my life. He helped me start a journey of kindness, gratitude and compassion towards myself and others. I had struggled with forgiveness before taking his course and I now have been able to forgive a few people who hurt me in the past, and now I can let go."
"A few years ago I went through the most difficult time in my life when we lost our baby. This is “ugly” stress as Amit describes it. At the right time I started Amit’s course and through the daily practices and exercises I solidified my resilience and continue to do so."
“Dr. Sood’s resilient option program is the antidote to the increasing stress in our world.
The program is elegant, practical and the practices taught require only 5-7 minutes a day”
Dr. Sood’s program has been like an anchor in these challenging times. I feel calmer, more focused and able to handle the stressors of life. The awareness of these simple concepts and principles has changed my life forever.
"Dr. Sood’s program has been life-changing for me. While I already knew that I have little to no control over what happens to me in life, after this program I am more in control of how I react to what happens to me than ever before in my life."
“This may sound like a cliche but taking Dr. Sood’s course was life altering for me. It also had a profound positive effect on my family and the staff of my dental practice as they could well attest.”
"As a result of participating in Dr. Sood’s course, I live each day focused on striving to make a positive impact on others, especially during times when others are in distress or feeling overwhelmed. In my effort to live life more for others and less for myself, I discover my life to be more enriched."
"Resilient mindset practices essentially enable us to adapt to life challenges alone and together. What a gift optimism is to believe we can handle whatever comes our way, even in this era of Covid-19. For that we are deeply, deeply grateful."
"As an HR leader, I come across a lot of learning programs and offerings. Dr. Amit Sood and his team offer something different: an ongoing exploration that combines practical knowledge and unique experience."
“I am so grateful to have had my team trained in the SMART program. We are using Dr. Sood’s principles within the structure of our wellness programs we offer to healthcare workers. Our programs are extremely well received by our organization’s employees.”
"I have found Dr. Sood’s programs tremendously informative. Every time I meet or listen to Dr. Sood, I learn new skills to help me deal with life's novel challenges, manage stress, and improve my resilience. I am grateful of Dr. Sood’s precious knowledge and his passion to share it."
“Taking the Transform Class with Dr. Sood and his staff changed my life. They helped give me the tools that I never had in my toolbox for anxiety and stress.”
"Dr. Amit Sood is a masterful teacher in the field of resilience and well-being. Witnessing the way he carries out his teaching in all aspects of his life is transformative."
"I give this course my highest recommendation, and not only will you transform, but others around you will as well."
"This program not only gave me practical ways to grow by creating a wellspring of insight to draw from, but it put me on a new path by giving me the ability to turn my suffering into transformation. For that I will always be deeply grateful."
"Amit is an innovator and visionary leader in the field, integrating spirituality and human values into healthcare; providing practical tools for building individual and workforce resilience and wellbeing."
"Amit taught me not to chase happiness, but rather to chase meaning; to live a life of purpose and exist for humanity."
"I have high praise for Dr. Sood’s evidence based, easy to adopt program to improve resilience and build a positive work culture. To find a program that is adaptable to both a work force and to client care is very powerful."
“Amit Sood MD was a keynote speaker at our network wide symposium on clinical integration. He was inspirational and reassuring in face of many of our physicians facing burnout. He later was invited to train a group of 35+ physician in our organization in resilience."
“I have been using the work of Dr. Sood for many years and have been transformed by it. I will forever be grateful for his teaching and mentorship.”
“Doing this program alongside my son made for a meaningful experience plus it was fun learning with him. I discovered so much, proving you can always learn and change. I would love to see every child and family experience and learn with Happi Genius. ”
“It teaches you things about the brain with fun activities and games. Even if you get things wrong, you will learn more. I learned you can get yourself happy and how to calm yourself down using star breathing.”
“As a grandmother who is separated from her grandkids by the pandemic, I was interested in participating in HappiGenius to get some ideas for my twice weekly Story Time Zoom sessions with my young grandkids. They have loved many of the videos and activities, so it has been a boon to me. "
“The Happi Genius program provided helpful tools for improving calming skills and increasing attention spans. And Dr. Sood and Gauri were great with the kids! We're happy we found a program to help our 6-year-old with these skills.”
“This program is really phenomenal. The proven mindfulness techniques that I worked to learn as an adult have been adapted in this program to teach them to children. I wish I had learned any of this when I was a child! What a blessing to be planting these seeds in our young.”
“I love this class, it is so awesome, I hope everyone can have a chance to do this. I wish this class continued indefinitely.”
A 12-week live program (in-person or remotely)
Formal live instruction: 30 to 45-minutes once a week
Videos, books, and other materials
Ongoing learning through "fun at home" practices
Available for both schools and parents
A customized one-on-one or group training to prepare you to teach HappiGenius.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a HappiGenius trainer.
We are committed to help every group, irrespective of the budget.
SEL skills can help children with better attitude and behaviors, closer friends, and superior academic performance (by up to 11 percentile points).
SEL can have positive impact up to 18-years later on several important outcomes: academics, emotional distress, conduct problems, drug use.
SEL skills in kindergarten are associated with lower law and order problems, lesser need for public assistance, and spending time in a detention facility.
A wide variety of groups support SEL: Teachers, Scientists, Parents, Employers, Educators, Principals, and Students.
Millions of children struggle with attention (focus) problems
Attention strongly influences emotions, behavior, relationships, problem solving, and learning
Weak attention interferes with improving most other skills
Research shows teacher wellbeing and engagement is essential to program success.
For over a decade, we have been offering stress management and resilience training to teachers and staff.
In a clinical trial, our resilience training significantly improved stress, anxiety, happiness, gratitude, life satisfaction, and quality of life among public school teachers and staff.
Please contact us if you are interested in bringing our resilience program to the staff and teachers at your school. We are committed to help every group irrespective of their budget.
“Participating in this program sparked my passion for wellness… I was able to apply mindfulness to my classroom and incorporate a morning stretch routine to get students focused and ready to start their day.”
- Study Participant
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