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Stress, Worry, or Anxiety: Why Labels Matter

By | 2017-10-05T09:11:43+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Daily Life|

3 tips to get clear on how your really feeling by Dr. Heidi Hanna, AIS Executive Director Peering through the curtain, I see the beautiful, curious faces of over a thousand women waiting to hear what I have to say. A flush of anxiety rushes through my body from toe to head, as my vision [...]

Are You Stress Sensitive?

By | 2017-09-28T16:24:17+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Daily Life|

by  Jim Porter, M.A.L.S., FAIS, President of StressStop Do you ever wonder if stress affects you more than the average person? Are you easily annoyed or frustrated by minor inconveniences? You may be stress sensitive and you don't even know it. If you're stress sensitive, little things get under your skin. Stuff bugs you that [...]

Middle School Students Increase Stress Disorder Awareness and Open Conversation with Peers

By | 2017-09-27T13:20:10+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Daily Life|

Thank you to the 7th graders at Swift Creek Middle School for their donation to The American Institute of Stress. Their Health and Physical Education class did a stress disorder awareness project to open conversation with their peers and bring awareness about disorders such as depression, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Anorexia Nervosa. They [...]

His Stress, Her Stress

By | 2017-09-11T08:03:55+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Daily Life|

The New Neuroscience of Stress and Gender by Dr. Heidi Hanna, AIS Executive Director Our relationship with stress is dynamic and unique. The brain’s plasticity means that even with genetic predispositions, we can shape both the structure and function of our neural networks through experiences and lifestyle choices. The lens through which we see challenges [...]

Finding Peace in the “Stress is Normal” Age

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

 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 [...]

June 2017 Issue of Contentment Magazine: Measuring Stress

By | 2017-06-28T11:02:51+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Daily Life|

Inside this issue: Seeking Clarity for Stress, by Dr. Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Measuring Stress: A review, by Alan Ruth, PhD, FAIS How Can We Measure Stress in the Future?, by Edmond Hallberg, EdD, FAIS Assessing the Stress in Your Organization, by Jim Porter, FAIS READ NOW   The American Institute of Stress produces [...]

Are You Stressed or Stressed Out?

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

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, [...]

May 2017 Issue of Combat Stress Now Available

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

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) [...]

Why Seeing Funny Will Shift Your Stress

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

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 [...]