Finding Contentment

Finding Contentment

Official podcast from The American Institute of Stress. This podcast focuses on stress and stress-related issues and features interviews with healthcare practitioners, stress experts, and professionals with expertise in stress research and management. Hosted by Will Heckman, AIS Executive Director.

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April 26, 2022 41 min

On her website our guest, Dr. Tammie Chang wrote:

Women who become physicians are suffering from record alarming rates of burnout, emotional exhaustion, stressors, and even suicide. What we do not learn as students, trainees, or attending physicians — what is not imparted to us in our long and arduous education and training — is the understanding that in order to best serve as the healers and physicians we have the potential to bec...

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A Free Podcast With Guest Ell Harlander, MEd, DAIS

Wellness has several dimensions, including emotional well-being (coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships) and physical well-being (recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep), and being resilient. On her website, our guest wrote “Resilience is defined as the ability to navigate and recover from challenges”

It is a great conversat...

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A Free Podcast With Guest Dr. Lewis Coleman

Our guest wrote a book which describes what may one day be remembered as the most important theoretical advance in medical history. The worldwide warfare of the 20th century produced an era of research rigor, vigor, integrity, and progress that inspired a prominent physician researcher named Hans Selye to hypothesize that a “stress mechanism” regulates physiology and explains disease. His...

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February 3, 2022 44 min

In this episode host, Will Heckman and guest Katie Kimball are talking about cooking as a stress reliever. Specifically cooking with our kids.

Making a home-cooked meal is a great way to make sure that our families are getting the proper nutrients and nourishment we need. But what might not be as obvious is that cooking (or baking) can also be an effective way to relieve stress. It’s an opportunity to be creative, stimulate the bra...

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A Free Podcast With Guest Beth Romanski

In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, we discuss the global pandemic, prolonged remote work, and learning. We also discuss a struggling economy, a tense sociopolitical environment, and the increasing mental health challenges as a result of this unprecedented situation and associated uncertainty in the past few years.

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November 29, 2021 34 min

A Free Podcast With Guest Dr. Cynthia Ackrill

In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, we discuss how research shows that HOW we talk about stress makes a big difference in how we experience it. Who knew? We were definitely not taught that or many other principles or skills that would help us negotiate real life and its challenges. Covid has certainly illuminated our shortcomings, leaving almost everyone more s...

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November 1, 2021 40 min

In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, we discuss how our brains can evolve, but not as fast as our world is changing. This creates a mismatch with our environment. This is why AIS produced the documentary “Mismatched-your brain under stress” To combat this we need to know how our brains can get hijacked, what tools we can use to become better aligned with the way stress affects our body and mind, and an unde...

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October 11, 2021 50 min

Join Dr. Ron Rufo as he discusses how being a police officer today exposes the people we count on to serve and protect us to enormous amounts of stress. That was true back in the ’80s when I was part of the NYPD and seems even more so now.

Be it an officer patrolling a high-crime neighborhood in a big city, a small-town cop responding to a bar fight, or a homicide detective arriving at the scene of a multiple murder, the common fac...

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September 20, 2021 56 min

In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, we discuss how music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory. According to a 2013 Cochrane review of 26 studies involving more than 2,000 people, music reliably reduces anxiety among people preparing to undergo surgical operations. And the emotional benefits of music are not confined to the OR. The...

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September 7, 2021 49 min

One of the world’s top neuroscientists Dr. Evian Gordon who is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Medical Officer of Total Brain, discusses the role of emotions in stress. Listen to his insightful knowledge of integrative neuroscience. In this episode, he also reiterates what he speaks about in the AIS documentary " Mismatched", and about his mission is to improve mental health and brain performance through brain-based self-a...

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In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, Steve Becker will discuss a free-access website, which introduces an innovative approach to significantly reducing college admissions stress. Whether you’re a student or parent concerned about college admission stress or a professional helping these individuals, this episode will provide you with a fresh approach to combatting this all-too-common affliction.

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July 19, 2021 46 min

In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, Dr. Robert Carter will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in a multitude of ways. After such a long period of being stuck inside, limiting exposure to friends and family, missing milestones in our lives, such as funerals, weddings, and births, along with juggling obligations at home and at work, is it any surprise that many of us are deali...

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June 28, 2021 47 min

New free podcast from The American Institute of Stress. In this episode, we will be talking with Dr. Margie Warrell about why things feel more stressful now. Increasingly more people have been bringing work laptops and projects home with them at the end of the day. All too many of us are familiar with the drill of checking emails before bed and looking at the news at all hours due to smartphones and social media. All of these thing...

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We will be talking with Tanya Peterson about Why the goal of "reducing stress" often doesn't work. What does it look like to eliminate stress in your life? No, it doesn’t look like a made-for-television movie. No, it doesn’t look like something only people with extra time and money can do. It looks like your life—but without any self-created stress triggers. We all need to develop a way to Identify stressors, and then h...

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May 24, 2021 49 min

Today we are talking about the ever-increasing stress our students are facing. We are going to be hearing from Dr. Jeannine Jannot. She is the author of an incredible book called The Disintegrating Student: Super Smart & Falling Apart. In this episode host, Will Heckman and Dr. Jannot explore an increasingly common phenomenon: we have these bright, successful students who suddenly hit a wall, and when they find their grades fal...

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According to the American Nurses Association’s Health Risk Appraisal, "An overwhelming majority of nurses surveyed (82 percent) consider workplace stress to be the biggest issue affecting our health. Join Steven Lopez, a member of the Guided Imagery Project, sponsored by the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and host Will Heckman as they discuss this important issue.

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When was the last time you connected with nature? It’s easy to get caught up in our screen-to-screen routine. Join our guest Fritz from Fritz & Donnybrook @ Old Time Hawkey as he discusses with host Will Heckman how spending time in the great outdoors is a great stress reliever.

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Numerous recent studies have explored work stress among health care personnel in many countries. Join Wendy Garvin Mayo, APRN, ANP-BC an Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Stress Solution Strategist, Certified Life Coach, Cancer Caregiver Consultant as she joins AIS Executive Director Will Heckman as they discuss this important topic. 

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Guest Shana Tatum joins host Will Heckman in a discussion on diet and Stress.

Shana Tatum a registered dietitian nutritionist and a member of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice Group with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine. https://www.shanatatumrd.com/


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Join Ell Harlander founder and owner of Elevate Stress Management Services in Brunswick Ga as she discusses unique integrative stress management techniques with host Will Heckman.

Elevate provides affordable -one-on-one and group stress management coaching. Elevate also provides educative stress seminars on topics ranging from Prosoche mindfulness to stress and nutrition. Ell works with a registered dietician to approve the accurac...

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