Building Resilience in Kids

by Dr. Robert Brooks, FAIS Parents (and other caregivers) possessing the mindset to foster resilience in children, know about and appreciate the components of resilience so that their interactions with their children are guided by a blueprint of important principles, ideas, and actions. Grasping the complexities of this blueprint, however, is an ongoing process filled [...]

By | 2017-08-23T10:29:03+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Daily Life|

Military and Veteran Retreats: Part 2

Combat Stress: August 2017  In this issue:  Military/Veteran and Family Retreats: An Overview of Veteran Immersive Community Reintegration Experiences Women Warriors: WVSJ Network Retreats GratitudeAmerica: Healing Connections and Rebuilding Communities One Retreat at a Time GratitudeAmerica Family Retreat: A Veteran Participant's Response Healing of Memories Retreat Walking with St. Francis: Journey of a Wounded Warrior [...]

By | 2017-09-07T10:28:38+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Combat Stress|

Finding Peace in the “Stress is Normal” Age

 by AIS Fellow Cynthia Ackrill, MD Finding peace in today’s fast-paced world is vital to our health and well-being. As I read the article, Losing Weight in the Anti-Diet Age, in the New York Times, I was struck by the relevance to the world of stress management. Of course, finding peace and mastering stress management is [...]

By | 2017-08-23T10:05:50+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Daily Life|

Body Electric Documentary Now Available

The American Institute of Stress is an executive producer of Body Electric: Electroceuticals and the Future of Medicine, a documentary film aimed to revolutionize the way we think about health and the human body. This 68 minute movie, by British producer/director/writer Justin Smith, is now available. "In the future, medical treatments will be based on [...]

By | 2017-09-21T12:39:45+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Daily Life|

National Relaxation Day 2017

August 15, 2017 in National Relaxation Day! What type of activities do you do to relax and recharge? Here's a list of ideas and activities that might help you relax: Exercise Meditation Prayer Yoga and tai chi Muscular relaxation exercises Autogenic training Deep breathing Massage therapy Visual imagery Self hypnosis Acupuncture Acupressure Biofeedback Listening to [...]

By | 2017-08-15T11:20:41+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Daily Life|