July 18th, 2024

Welcome to evidence-based solutions for stress and successful adaptation to change.

Regarding stress, Dr. Hans Selye’s name is globally synonymous with creative understanding, rigorous science, and solutions … evidence-based solutions which restore balance, satisfaction and productive wellbeing … for individuals and for workplaces.

Since its founding in 1976, the Hans Selye Foundation has continued to lead in integrating academic and practitioners’ “big picture” understandings of the stressful challenges of “Man Adapting” in a “Future Shock” world.

For the past 40 years, applied research at Dr. Selye’s Canadian Institute of Stress has translated resulting Foundation insights into evidence-based tools and know-how evaluated and refined in clinics and corporations internationally.

♦ The Institute is a federally registered [1979] Canadian charitable foundation ♦

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATE CENTERS:  Announcement   We are pleased to announce the September, 2015 opening of our first co-developed Associate Center in the USA. Vital Organization LLC which is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Vital Organization, headed by Ed Adib, MD, SWC(c)  joins our other two Centers in Japan (2007) and Saudi Arabia (2011) in providing evidence-based clinical and corporate services.  To learn more, click here

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GLOBAL CERTIFICATION for PROFESSIONALS: Since 2003, the Institute’s web-based certification training for workplace, counseling and medical professionals has accelerated scientific evaluation of solutions warranted to bear the Selye name. Our website highlights the Institute and Foundation’s next steps in this 35-year tradition.

To learn more about our online professional certification programs click here
Update:  Our flagship SWC(c) certification training for Stress & Wellness Consultants is now available online in Self-Paced format

The Institute’s originating Founders

CIS 3 Founders                                                 Dr. Alvin Toffler               Dr. Hans Selye               Dr. Richard Earle

In recognition of Dr. Toffler’s ground-breaking “Adaptive Corporation” Telco publications,
in 2003 the Institute formed the “Selye-Toffler Academy” for applied research and for
online certification training as a Vital Corporation Consultant VCC(c) for professionals


Contact us: earle@stresscanada.org