Are You Stressed or Stressed Out?

When pressure becomes pain. by Dr. 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 itself, stress is also the cause of itself and the result of itself”. In the story of his life, [...]

By | 2017-05-31T08:44:44+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Daily Life|

May 2017 Issue of Combat Stress Now Available

Veteran Retreats: Immersion, Healing and Bonding in Community In this issue:  Intro to Military and Veterans Retreats Bridging the Gap Integrative Intensive Retreats for Military/Veterans and Their Primary Support Person Why Retreats? Retreat Outcomes: In Their Own Words The Impact on One Couple: A Life & Marriage Saved Lone Survivor Foundation Integrative Intensive Retreat (IIR) [...]

By | 2017-05-24T09:54:27+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Combat Stress|

Why Seeing Funny Will Shift Your Stress

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, AIS Executive Director Simple Strategies to Build a Humor Mindset. I find it quite funny that April happens to be recognized as both Humor Month and Stress Awareness Month around the globe. And just by finding it funny, my brain shifts into a more optimal state for the day ahead. Let me [...]

By | 2017-05-18T11:07:37+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Daily Life|

7 Techniques to Tame Monkey Mind

by Heidi Hanna, PhD Executive Director for The American Institute of Stress, NY Times best selling author, Founder of Beyond Funny Simple shifts to reduce anxiety and stress. In our over-stimulating and hyper-connected environment, it’s easy to slip into a state of chronic stress. Overtime, feeling overwhelmed can lead to anxiety that hijacks your attention and [...]

By | 2017-05-10T11:39:36+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Daily Life|