Dr. Cynthia Ackrill, a doctor of lifestyle medicine, stress expert and leadership coach joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management Channel. She brings a unique background to combining the science and wisdom of how humans perform and thrive.
- Why is stress such a hot topic right now?
- Isn't stress management related to time management?
- What are your key ideas about stress management?
- How can we build awareness?
- What can we do in the moment?
- How do we plan for less stress in the future & create resilience?
Cynthia Ackrill M.D. is a leader in the field of leveraging stress for optimal productivity, health, and happiness. She addresses the critical relationship between lifestyle choices, performance capacities, and leadership effectiveness. As the only physician trained in neuroscience and wellness and leadership coaching, she teaches and leads workshops to reduce the waste of human capital, health, happiness, and profits lost to stress and in effective leadership. And she continues one-on-one and team coaching to create realistic stress strategies and advance performance and leadership goals.
Dr. Ackrill earned her B.S. at Duke University and M.D. At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and practiced primary care medicine for over a decade. She then spent another 10 years studying brain mapping, neuro feedback, and biofeedback for a variety of mood and behavior challenges, including stress. Fascinated by how humans struggle with behavior choice and change, she went on to certify in wellness coaching and leadership coaching.
Currently Dr. Ackrill heads the Workplace Stress board of the American Institute of Stress and is on the faculty of Kent State Institute for Excellence, Federal Leadership School, Davidson Centre for the Professions, and The Healthcare Coaching Institute. She also contributes widely as a stress and behavior change expert to a range of media, including Katie Couric, Huffington Post, and multiple print venues.
Dr. Ackrill is dedicated to helping humans thrive by finding real life strategies based in neuroscience and the science of human performance.