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

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Latest Blog Posts

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 [...]

“Stress Slaying”

By: Cynthia Akrill Yesterday a client of mine had an “aha”—she realized she actually feels physical tension across her chest as she gets out of her car to go into work. Yikes! This is not [...]

VIDEO: Tips on How to Manage Stress During the Holiday Season

AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego on Tips on How to Manage Stress During the Holiday Season.   There is about a 40% increase in stress during the holidays. What [...]

Contentment Magazine: December 2017 Issue

Inside this issue: Relax Your New Year's Resolutions by Alan Ruth, PhD, MBA, MA, FAIS, FRSB Your Brain's Letter to Santa by Cynthia Ackril, MD, FAIS Turn Holiday Stressing into a Blessing by Heidi Hanna, [...]

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