Capturing the Wisdom of a Stressful Year

Contentment Magazine: Summer 2021
Volume 10, Number 2


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

The Constellation EffectMoving Forward When What May BWrong Ia Mystery    By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, BCPPC, FAIS        

How to Know Your Signs of Stress                                                By James C. Petersen, PhD

Contentment Connection: Easy Ways to Nourish Your Vagus Nerve to Become More Content                                                                                                           By Sharon Montes, MD

Boosting Resilience to Buffer Against Burnout in the Workplace                                              By Jacinta M. Jiménez, PsyD, BCC

Opening Your Office Post Pandemic: Handling the Stress of Change
By Jen Butler, MEd, BCC, DAIS

The Older Are Wiser About COVID and More Resiliency In The Elderly
By Ron Rubenzer, EdD, MA, MPH, MSE, FAIS

Editor In Chief

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


Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Contributing Editors Board

Cynthia Howard, RN, CNC, PhD, FAIS
Richard Citrin, PhD, MBA
Jacinta M. Jiménez, PsyD, BCC, FAIS
Alex Bekker, MD, ABHIM, FAIS
Teena Evert, MA
Rozina Lakhani, MD, MPH
Ron Rubenzer, EdD, MA, MPH, MSE, FAIS
James C. Petersen, PhD, FAIS

Managing Editor

Kathy Schoop

Creative Director

Michael McMahon

Daily Life and Workplace Stress Board

The role of this board is to develop initiatives and communications to serve the stress management needs of all people.

Chair: Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS, Applied Neuropsychology Practitioner, Editor of Contentment Magazine, Certified Stress Mastery Educator, Faculty, College of Executive Coaching and Healthcare Coaching Institute

Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS, Brain Fitness Researcher, Instructor, Harvard Extension

Andrew Pleener, MD, FAIS, Psychiatrist, Founder of the #SameHere STARR & Psych Alliances

Sharon Montes, MD, FAIS, Founder, Living Well Whole Health, Former Medical Director for the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine

Josh Briley, PhD, FAIS, Science and Education Director, EPI, Inc., Former Clinical Psychologist, VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Brownwood, Texas

William C. Heckman, MS, NBCT, DAIS, Board Certified Educator, Executive Director, The American Institute of Stress

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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