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.”

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Stress is ubiquitous and follows us everywhere. Since there is simply no avoiding it, the task for mental health professionals has become to further our understanding to improve management in our patients and in ourselves.


Need help with stress?

Take a short test and find out what specific stressors are affecting you, followed by a workbook to help you lead a less stressed, more enjoyable life.


Join the American Institute of Stress

FAIS certificate

Obtaining 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.

Stress Management Tools & Courses

Get started on your path to stress awareness and recovery

This quick online self-assessment provides personalized feedback on your stress risk scores, followed by a detailed nine-page stress report and a corresponding 66-page Stress Mastery Guide and Workbook.

Learn to channel your stress for energy

Decrease stress and boost your happiness in just 15 – 20 minutes a day for 21 days with a comprehensive 21 module, online educational program in the practice of stress management.

Take control of your mind with a course in meditation and more

The Nuuaria program includes 6 modules, 28 lessons, 60+ page downloadable workbook, and 6 one-to-one telephonic sessions with a Nuuaria mentor over three months.

In this newly released documentary produced by The American Institute of Stress, we travel across America to investigate how Alpha-Stim technology is being used by leading research organizations, the military, and many others, as an alternative to medications.

The prequel, The Body Electric, is available for digital download for $9.95.

How can you help?

Our mission at The American Institute of Stress is to improve the mental and physical health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence of stress management in education, research, clinical care, home life and the workplace. We educate and credential health care professionals and offer products and educational tools for everyone, including publishing two free magazines, to develop an understanding of stress towards the goal of making the world a happier and therefore friendlier place. We seek nothing less than contributing towards personal and world peace for all people everywhere. Please help us carry out our mission with a donation. The Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Your tax deductible gift allows us to continue helping you along with Service Members, first responders and civilians navigate stressful situations to have a happier, more rewarding life. Every dollar is appreciated.


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