Heidi Hanna, PhD
Heidi is a professional Stressbuster! Taking it easy is one of the hardest things to do in our busy lives and stress can impact our heart and lung health. Heidi will offer guidance on how to boost our well-being by recognizing hidden internal stressors and finding ways to reduce brain fog and fatigue.
As a performance coach and keynote speaker, Heidi has trained thousands of individuals on practical ways to incorporate nutrition, exercise and positive psychology strategies to improve their health, productivity and performance. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, a consulting company that specializes in customized health and performance solutions for organizations.
Heidi has fundraised, trained and served as a mentor and nutritionist for several non-profit organizations, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Livestrong Foundation and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. She also is an advocate and volunteer speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2011, Heidi became a fellow with the American Institute of Stress, and she currently serves as editor of their quarterly publication, Contentment.
Heidi holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Penn State University. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College and a PhD in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health.
Heidi will speak about how to win the war on stress without limiting progress by creating an optimal performance pulse of stress and recovery for life.
Constant multitasking and ever-increasing demands on time and energy have caused us to develop a neurochemically based addiction to sources of stress. As a result, taking it easy is one of the hardest things to do. Our dependence on stimulation from multiple sources of stress, often simultaneously, shifts us away from healthy oscillation, causing us to flat-line our way through the day.