Danielle Boyd

About Danielle Boyd

Marketing manager for Electromedical Products International Inc., manufacturer of Alpha-Stim, a non-invasive medical device FDA cleared to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain.

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 | 2018-01-19T09:19:12+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|

Why We Need to Stop Hacking and Start Healing

3 Shifts to Recharge Your Brain and Your Life. by AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna In the movie Limitless, we see the ramifications of the brain supposedly optimized to its greatest potential. Bradley Cooper’s character, among others, explores the power of the human mind by amplifying energy production without need for restoration or rest. As [...]

By | 2017-07-25T16:32:54+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Daily Life|

New Membership Perk: Research Round Up

Thanks to our new Director of International Development, Dr. Alan Ruth, we are going to be providing members with a summary of recent stress research every other month. We know it can be stressful to try to stay up on all of the research, and navigate through what's truly helpful. We hope these summaries will [...]

By | 2017-07-17T09:23:58+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Daily Life|

June 2017 Issue of Contentment Magazine: Measuring Stress

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 [...]

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

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|