With Dr. Jan Colestro, RN, DNS
Stress Solution - Director
Hi. I am Dr. Jan Colestro, Director of the Stress Solution. I have been a nurse for 45 years and 25 years ago I was so in awe of the power of the mind and the brain that I went back for my Doctorate Degree in Nursing Science. This website is the outcome of the years of work and funding of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare. It is your pathway to unlocking a new future. To help you get started, we have arranged for free one-on-one personalized research-backed therapies with professionals ready to help you design the you that you want to become. I applaud you for taking this first step.
The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (NIIH) is a leading-edge nonprofit dedicated to THERAPIES, to RESEARCH, and to EDUCATION in the fields of Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology.
Research has shown that emerging methods such as mindfulness, stress reduction, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and the Relaxation Response are “evidence-based” practices for addressing both emotional trauma and physical symptoms. NIIH is dedicated to conducting empirical research in these methods, as well as expanding patient access by fostering their adoption in primary care settings.
Through its research projects and educational programs, NIIH investigates the epigenetic effects of intention, consciousness and energy in healing. Epigenetics is the branch of science describing influences that alter the expression of genes (epi=above; epigenetic=control of DNA from above or outside the gene).
New research shows that consciousness (beliefs, emotions, optimism, altruism, visualization, prayer, energy, meditation) has epigenetic effects, affecting cellular processes at the most fundamental levels of molecular biology. NIIH is a leader in applying these methods for better health, happiness and longevity. NIIH also maintains a research bibliography of energy therapies, listing over 600 studies of these methods.
The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare has several activities: RESEARCH through the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, COUNSELING especially the Veterans Stress Project (now the Stress Solution), PUBLISHING, in association with Energy Psychology Press, the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, and EDUCATION through referrals to institutions offering training in the field. We also support relief and humanitarian projects. The epigenetic stress reduction methods promoted by NIIH have been featured in many media stories.
Associate Director, US Veteran
Certified EFT Practitioner, MA, CPC
Serving my country in the US Navy was one of my favorite life experiences. As a way of staying connected to my fellow Veterans, I have been teaching upper-level Psychology courses, like Psychology of Combat, for APUS (AMU & APU) for 10 years. Volunteering with Stress Solution is my way of giving back to my sisters and brothers in arms by utilizing the tools and skills I have learned to help reduce (& even eliminate) the symptoms of (dis)stress & PTSD.
I am honored to be the Associate Director of Veterans Stress Solution!