Navigating This Chronic Crisis

Contentment Magazine: Fall 2020
Volume 9, Number 3

Editor’s Message
By Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Navigating a “Chronic Crisis”
By Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Physical Ramifications of Prolonged Stress
By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, BCPPC, FAIS

There’s a Problem with Problem-Solution Thinking
By Maureen K. McCarthy

On the Verge – Loneliness during COVID
By Cynthia Howard RN, CNC, PhD

Taking the Stress Out of Test-Taking
By Ron Rubenzer, EDD, MA, Mph, MSE, FAIS

Finding Contentment Podcast
By William C. Heckman, MS, DAIS

Using Healthy Humor to Build Resilience to Stress
By Heidi Hanna, PhD

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Editor In Chief

Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS
AIS President


Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Contributing Editors Board

Cynthia Howard, RN, CNC, Ph.D., FAIS
Richard Citrin, Ph.D., MBA
Lee Bougie, MS
Alex Bekker, MD, ABHIM, FAIS
Teena Evert, MA
Rozina Lakhani, MD, MPH
Ron Rubenzer, EdD, MA, MPH, MSE, FAIS
James C. Petersen, Ph.D., FAIS

Managing Editor

Kathy Schoop

Creative Director

Michael McMahon

AIS Daily Life Stress Board

The role of this board is to develop initiatives and communications to serve the stress management needs of all people.
Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS
Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., FAIS
David Sollars, MAc, LAc, HMC, DAIS
Daniel L. Kirsch, Ph.D., FAIS
William C. Heckman, MS, DAIS

Contentment Magazine

The dictionary defines “content” as being in a state of peaceful happiness.  The AIS magazine is called Contentment because we want all of our guests and members to find contentment in their lives by learning about stress management and finding what works best for each of them.  Stress is unavoidable and comes in many shapes and sizes that make being in a state of peaceful happiness seem like a very lofty goal.  But happiness is easy to find once you are able to find ways to manage your stress and keep a healthy perspective when going through difficult times in life.  You will always have stress, but stress does not always have you!

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