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.

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|

What Is #TrumpTrauma? NPR Talk

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna Joins The Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio. Talk Description "Throughout the two and a half weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency, many Americans have claimed a rise in stress levels, insomnia and general discontentment. We speak with our guest about the hashtag ‘Trump [...]

By | 2017-02-08T10:24:40+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Daily Life|

Yahoo Article Examines Stress Caused by POTUS in the News

Yahoo interviewed AIS Executive Director Heidi Hanna, PhD and AIS Fellow Dr. Srini Pillay about the “frenzied news cycle of terror, pain and protest” after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. “The primary element that makes stress traumatic is the sense of being out of control,” Heidi Hanna, executive director of the American Institute of [...]

By | 2017-02-06T10:07:49+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Daily Life|

The 5 Most Important Things Veterans with PTSD Should Know About Their Claims

You need a verified in-service Stressor Your stressor is the traumatic event you experienced during service that led to PTSD. It could be direct exposure, indirect exposure, or witnessing the event involving death, threatened death, or serious injury. Your stressor needs to be verified, or corroborated, meaning you have to prove that it actually happened. [...]

By | 2017-01-16T10:15:57+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Combat Stress|

Turning Stressing into a Blessing this Holiday Season

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Holiday stress happens because of unrealistic expectations, feeling overwhelmed or out of control, and losing site of what matters most to us. The good news is that stress can be like an internal GPS, shining light on course corrections to get us back on track. Stress is not good or [...]

By | 2016-11-22T14:40:43+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Daily Life|

Redefining Stress

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Try to define stress and you might find yourself quickly in its grasp. Even the concept of stress has had a stressful ride; when it was first coined by Hans Selye as the “non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”, Selye himself had no idea the rapid [...]

By | 2016-12-20T16:43:31+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Daily Life|

How To Lose The Shame: Living With PTSD

By Julia Merrill PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, affects nearly 8% of Americans, yet it’s still difficult for many people to talk about it because it is often associated with depression, substance abuse, and other mood and mental health disorders. There is a stigma surrounding these disorders that keeps the individuals who suffer with [...]

By | 2016-10-06T09:51:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Daily Life|