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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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Latest Blog Posts

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, [...]

Busting Holiday Stress: Newsmax Health

“Studies show that our appetite for sweets increases quite dramatically when we experience chronic stress which makes the holiday season prime time for expanding your waistline,” Dr. Heidi Hanna, executive director of the American Institute [...]

5 Ways to Make Decisions Less Stressful!

by Cynthia Ackrill, MD, FAIS The second your brain shifts into consciousness each morning, you start analyzing your world, assigning meanings, weighing pro’s and con’s, and predicting outcomes—from what to eat/wear/do/watch/read, to how to think/feel/behave, [...]

Veterans Treatment Courts: Combat Stress – November 2017 Issue

  In this issue:  Echoes of War: Combat Trauma, Criminal Behavior and How the Justice System Can Do a Better Job This Time Around Warren County, Ohio Veterans Court: Initial Successes The Montgomery County Ohio [...]

Ten Reasons Why You Don’t Manage Stress

by Jim Porter, M.A.L.S., FAIS, President of StressStop Over the years, I've been made painfully aware of some of the roadblocks we are up against when it comes to raising awareness about stress management. In [...]

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