Moving Through Stress –Harnessing the Power of Movement

Contentment Magazine: Summer 2022
Volume 11, Number 2


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

CO2: A Powerful Tool to Reverse the Ravages of Stress
By Lewis S. Coleman, MD, FAIS

Exercise to Synergize Stress Reduction
By Evian Gordon MD, PhD, FAIS, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Total Brain; Pat Dunn PhD, MS, MBA, FAHA, Program Director for Connected Heart Health; Jennifer Franklin, Founder of Totally

Movement is Salvation
By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, BCPPC, FAIS

Harness the Power of Movement Snacks
By Frank Forencich, DAIS

Too Busy to Exercise? Become Playful in the Pursuit of  Movement
By Ashley DePaulis , MPH, Founder of Embodied Success

Dear Boss: Boost Your Meetings by Adding Motion
By Laura Putnam , author of Workplace Wellness that Works and CEO of Motion Infusion.

Movement Mindsets: Transforming Should’s to Recharge Mind, Body, and Spirit
By Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Editor In Chief

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


Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Contributing Editors Board

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