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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.

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Latest Blog Posts

One Minute Test Taking Tips

Excerpted/modified from book HOW THE BEST HANDLE STRESS* DR RONALD L. RUBENZER, EdD, MA, MPh, MSE. Certified as School Psychologist 111, Principal, Gifted Education (Doctoral); Licensed Psychological Associate, Health Services Provider. The “Testing Triathlon”: Being [...]

Please Meet Your Monkey Mind

By Executive Director Heidi Hanna  When we find ourselves slipping into survival mode, it can feel pretty chaotic. Consider what happens when you’ve gone too long without eating, haven’t had a good night sleep in a [...]

3 Ways To Calm Your Mind, Even When In Overdrive

By: Cynthia Ackrill, MD Do You Sometimes Suffer From “OTD?” I sure do and so do most of my clients—those bright, accomplished professionals, executives, and leaders who look like they have it all together. Even the [...]

How Much Tech Leads To Stress?

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Like other stress-related concerns and conditions, the point where technology becomes more foe than friend is different for each of us. Using energy resource theory, “stress is what occurs when [...]

To Veterans with Invisible Wounds

A message regarding Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome - words to motivate a veteran to get help.  

Are You Stressed or Stressed Out?

When pressure becomes pain. By: Heidi Hanna In beautiful irony, trying to define stress can be quite stressful. After all, even the godfather of stress himself Hans Selye pointed out that “in addition to being [...]

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