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FAIS certificateObtaining credentials from The American Institute of Stress is a designation that sets members apart as stress experts and reflects their commitment to the advancement of innovative and scientifically based stress management protocols.
The AIS Seal and credentials inform the public that the certificate holder commands advanced knowledge of the latest stress research and stress management techniques.
For physicians and other healthcare practitioners it designates your practice as an advanced treatment center for stress related illnesses.

What is Stress?

People have very different ideas with respect to their definition of stress. Probably the most common is, “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension”. Another popular definition of stress is, “a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.”


The American Institute of Stress is an executive producer of Body Electric, by Justin Smith.


Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it might just be the thing to save you.

Watch this fascinating TEDx talk by American Institute of Stress executive director Dr. Heidi Hanna.

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Creating a Stress-Less 2019

Contentment Magazine Winter 2018/2019 Inside this Issue:  New Year’s Goals are Two-Faced Five Pitfalls of “NEW YEAR, NEW YOU” and How to Outsmart Them Improve Your Work-Life Balance: A Possible New Year’s Resolution Self-calming for [...]

AIS Research News Round-up: January 2019

Stress reduces fertility in women Beware of evening stress How childhood stress contributes to anxiety, depression: Research in animals illuminates important role of mast cells Stress can impair memory, reduce brain size in middle age [...]

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Winter 2018 Combat Stress: Healthy Humor

Inside this issue:  Army Wife – Air Force Mother & Hospital Clown “Sharing Laughter While Seeing the World” More Grace, More Joy Are you Taking Mindfulness Too Seriously? Mind Maneuvers for managing Stress Transformational Growth: [...]

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