Good Morning San Diego with Dr Heidi Hanna: Women and Stress at Work

AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna appeared on Good Morning San Diego on April 3, 2018 to talk about women and stress at work. A study found that 30% of women reported that their mental health struggles affect their ability to perform their job. Dr. Hanna says we always have to look at [...]

By | 2018-04-04T17:22:57+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Daily Life|

Please Meet Your Monkey Mind

By Executive Director Heidi Hanna  When we find ourselves slipping into survival mode, it can feel pretty chaotic. Consider what happens when you’ve gone too long without eating, haven’t had a good night sleep in a while, or haven’t seen the sun in days – you might not feel quite like yourself. This is when I [...]

By | 2018-03-13T15:22:39+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Daily Life|

How Much Tech Leads To Stress?

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Like other stress-related concerns and conditions, the point where technology becomes more foe than friend is different for each of us. Using energy resource theory, “stress is what occurs when demand exceeds capacity”. Our constant connection to information, stimulation, and validation can quickly shift us into overwhelm and trigger anxiety [...]

By | 2018-02-12T13:18:32+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Daily Life|

Are You Stressed or Stressed Out?

When pressure becomes pain. By: Heidi Hanna In beautiful irony, trying to define stress can be quite stressful. After all, even the godfather of stress himself Hans Selye pointed out that “in addition to being itself, stress is also the cause of itself and the result of itself”. In the story of his life, Selye [...]

By | 2018-01-17T15:18:54+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Daily Life|

VIDEO: Tips on How to Manage Stress During the Holiday Season

AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego on Tips on How to Manage Stress During the Holiday Season.   There is about a 40% increase in stress during the holidays. What can you do to increase your awareness of this stress and make a plan to decrease it? Follow these steps! [...]

By | 2018-01-19T10:39:17+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Daily Life|

Irma Aftermath: Coping With Long-Term Impacts of Natural Disasters

by newsmax.com When major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma strike, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process involves dramatic evacuations, searches, and rescues, with millions witnessing heart-breaking images on live and social media. All of these stressors become imprinted in our hearts and brain and can last for days, weeks, months, [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:45:32+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Daily Life|

Why We Need to Stop Hacking and Start Healing

3 Shifts to Recharge Your Brain and Your Life. by AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna In the movie Limitless, we see the ramifications of the brain supposedly optimized to its greatest potential. Bradley Cooper’s character, among others, explores the power of the human mind by amplifying energy production without need for restoration or rest. As [...]

By | 2017-07-25T16:32:54+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Daily Life|

Redefining Stress

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Try to define stress and you might find yourself quickly in its grasp. Even the concept of stress has had a stressful ride; when it was first coined by Hans Selye as the “non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”, Selye himself had no idea the rapid [...]

By | 2016-12-20T16:43:31+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Daily Life|