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The American Institute of Stress is the only organization in the world solely created and dedicated to study the science of stress and the advancement of innovative and scientifically based stress management techniques. AIS provides the latest evidence-based knowledge, research and management techniques for stress and stress-related disorders.
Groundbreaking insights and approaches.
Hans Selye, MD, PhD (1907-1982), is known as the father of stress research. In the 1920s, Selye coined the term “stress” in the context of explaining his pioneering research into the signs and symptoms of disease curiously common in the majority of people who were ill, regardless of the diagnoses. Selye’s concept of stress was revolutionary then, and it has only grown in significance in the century since he began his work.
Founded in 1978 at Dr. Selye’s request, the American Institute of Stress (AIS) continues his legacy of advancing the understanding of stress and its enormous impacts on health and well-being worldwide, both on an individual and societal level.
A forthcoming AIS initiative – called Engage. Empower. Educate. – will leverage the latest research, tools and best practices for managing stress to make a difference in a world increasingly impacted by the effects of stress out of control. We hope you will consider supporting this critical outreach campaign.
The AIS campaign will support three key initiatives:
Engage communities through public outreach
Improve the health and well-being of our communities and the world by serving as a nonprofit clearinghouse for information on all stress-related subjects.
The nonprofit produces and disseminates a significant amount of evidence-based information, but there is a need to share this material with a wider audience in the U.S. and around the world. Support for this initiative will provide funding to expand the organization’s public outreach for its website and social media, documentary films, magazines, podcasts, blogs and courses.
Empower professionals through best practices
Establish credentials, best practices and standards of excellence for stress management and fostering intellectual discovery among scientists, healthcare professionals, medical practitioners and others in related fields.
AIS provides DAIS (Diplomate, AIS) and FAIS (Fellow, AIS) credentials for qualified healthcare professionals. The AIS seal means a practitioner has training and experience in stress management and access to the latest stress research and techniques. It designates their practices as advanced treatment centers for stress-related illnesses. Support for this initiative will provide funding to continually update best practices in the field.
Educate all through the development and dissemination of evidence-based information
Develop and provide information, training and techniques for use in education, research, clinical care and the workplace. Some of the research-based information AIS develops and disseminates includes:
Productions – Mismatched: Your Brain Under Stress—a six-part documentary featuring some of the world’s leading experts on stress. Released in March 2021.
Publications – Contentment magazine and Combat Stress magazine for service members, veterans and first responders.
Podcasts, webinars and website resources – The free podcast series Finding Contentment, live
Other ways to donate
Start a Facebook fundraiser
Create a fundraiser on facebook and help us reach more people. Donate your birthday to The American Institute of Stress by asking your friends for a donation instead of buying you a gift or sending you a card!
The American Institute of Stress
220 Adams Dr.
Suite 280 – #224
Weatherford, TX 76086 USA
(682)239-6823 to make special arrangements.
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