Physicians and Nurses to Learn Meditation and Yoga at The American Meditation Institute’s Fifth Annual CME course on Mind/Body Medicine

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The American Meditation Institute (AMI), in joint sponsorship with the Albany Medical College, will present the fifth annual mind/body medicine CME course on meditation and yoga for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, November 6-10, 2013 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Leonard Perlmutter -- Founder of the American Meditation Institute

Leonard Perlmutter - Founder of the American Meditation Institute

The majority of illness is caused by lifestyle choices. That makes daily meditation the cheapest and most practical form of health insurance.

The American Meditation Institute (AMI), in joint sponsorship with the Albany Medical College, will present the fifth annual mind/body medicine CME course on meditation and yoga for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, November 6-10, 2013 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Albany Medical College and The American Meditation Institute. Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Albany Medical College designates this Live activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Entitled American Meditation: The Heart and Science of Yoga, this comprehensive physician training is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education. This five-day course of study will present an in-depth review of the historical, philosophical and scientific nature of meditation and yoga as taught in both the East and West. This comprehensive and evidence-based education for physicians and other health care providers will include meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, Yoga and chakra psychology, mind function optimization, Functional Medicine, Epigenomics, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga and lymph system detoxification.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of this year’s AMI faculty will combine to create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of meditation and yoga as holistic mind/body medicine. Course director will be Leonard Perlmutter, American Meditation Institute founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author of The Heart and Science of Yoga. Additional presenters will include Rudolph Ballentine MD, holistic medical pioneer and author of the acclaimed books “Diet and Nutrition” and “Radical Healing;” Mark Pettus MD, Medical Director of Translational Education, Wellness and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Susan Lord MD, lecturer and holistic health consultant for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Beth Netter MD MT, Chief of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, New York; and Anita Burock-Stotts MD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine.

The National Institutes of Health report that approximately 38% of adults in the United States aged 18 and over, and nearly 12% of U.S. children 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine. Significant among these therapies are meditation, deep breathing exercises and yoga––all of which are offered at this year’s “Heart and Science of Yoga” course. According to AMI founder and course director Leonard Perlmutter, “DNA is not destiny. Sitting atop each gene is a switch called an epigenetic mark that can be turned on or off by our skillful or unskillful choices. By practicing meditation as mind-body medicine, we gain the tools of detachment, discrimination and will power that can lead to better health and well being for physicians, nurses and their patients.” According to recent graduate, Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York, “This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of 'dis-ease' could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”

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About the American Meditation Institute
The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes Transformation, a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call 800.234.5115 for a mail or email subscription.

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