Lewis Coleman’s Landmark Discovery in the Science of Stress

Contentment Magazine: Winter 2021-2022
Volume 10, Number 4

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

Introducing Lewis S. Coleman, MD, FAIS
Our New Chair of Science and Education

How Emotional Stress Can Kill You
By Lewis S. Coleman, MD, FAIS

Book Review
By W.A.C. Mutch, MD, FRCPC

Book Review
By Elliott English

Dealing with Stress Beyond COVID
By Evian Gordon, MD, PhD, FAIS, and Donna Palmer, PhD

Thriving in Chaos: Managing Change in Your Life
By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, BCCPC, FAIS

Managing Holiday Stress with Mindfulness
By Jacinta M. Jiménez, PsyD

Moving Through Stress with Body Awareness
By Ashley DePaulis, MPH, Founder of Embodied Success

Holiday Bliss and Your Endocannabinoid System
By Sharon Montes, MD

Editor In Chief

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

Editor

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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