'A daily meditation practice can transform the energy of burnout into reserves of creative energy.' -- AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter
Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
How to diminish physician burnout will be one of the major topics addressed at The American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) sixth annual mind/body medicine CME conference on meditation and yoga November 5-9, 2014 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “American Meditation: The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive physician training is accredited through the Albany Medical College.
As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers. This CME course will offer a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to ward off stressful burnout and disease. Topics include mantra meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, Yoga psychology, chakra system therapy, mind function optimization, nutrition, functional medicine, epigenomics, ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga and lymph system detoxification.
According to a recent column in the “New York Times” by Pauline W. Chen, MD, “Research over the last few years has revealed that unrelenting job pressures cause two-thirds of fully trained doctors to experience the emotional, mental and physical exhaustion characteristic of burnout. Chen concludes that, “Health care workers who are burned out are at higher risk for substance abuse, lying, cheating and even suicide. They tend to make more errors, lose their sense of empathy for others, and are more prone to leaving their clinical practice.” But Chen is also optimistic when she sites a new study from the “Annals of Family Medicine,” that suggests a daily meditation practice can be a tool to reverse physician burnout. Dr. Mary Catherine Beach, lead author of the study and associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University states, “This study supports meditation as a way to improve the health of both doctors and their patients. Meditation helps doctors listen better, talk less and see clearer what patients need.”
The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the AMI faculty combine to create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. Presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems; Susan Lord MD, faculty member and holistic health consultant for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Kathie Swift MS RDN LDN, leading educator, practitioner and author in the field of integrative nutrition; Beth Netter MD MT, holistic physician and acupuncturist, Albany, NY; Rosy Mann BAMS, Ayurvedic practitioner specializing in women’s health and senior faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute.
Since 1995, Mr. Perlmutter has lectured extensively on the health benefits of meditation and yoga as mind/body medicine, including talks at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Albany Medical Center, Stratton VA Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, University of Colorado Medical School, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, Washington University Medical School, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the Commonwealth Club of California. He also served on a distinguished New York Times panel of Yoga experts with Dr. Dean Ornish. Noted physicians Mehmet Oz, Dean Ornish, Bernie Siegel and Larry Dossey have endorsed Mr. Perlmutter’s treatise on Yoga Science, which serves as the primary curriculum for the course.
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 deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga––all of which are offered in “The Heart and Science of Yoga” conference. 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 deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga––all of which are offered in “The Heart and Science of Yoga” conference.
According to AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter, “The more consistently the therapeutic practices of meditation and yoga are incorporated into daily life, physician burnout can be transformed into increased reserves of energy and creativity—a benefit for both physicians and their patients.” Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York and a recent AMI conference attendee is in full agreement. “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.”
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.
Mary Helen Holloway
60 Garner Road, Averill Park, NY 12018