Holistic Physician Susan Lord, MD Joins American Meditation Institute Faculty for Physicians’ CME Conference on Meditation and Yoga as Mind/Body Medicine

Holistic physician Susan Lord, MD will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) for a 30 credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference on meditation, yoga and breathing for physicians and other health care professionals, 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 Office of Continuing Medical Education.

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Susan B. Lord, MD

The practice of Yoga Science and its allied disciplines optimizes physiologic function from the cellular level on up, building health and resilience. --Susan B. Lord MD

Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Holistic physician Susan Lord will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) for a 30 credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference on meditation, yoga and breathing for physicians and other health care professionals, 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 Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Now in its sixth year of providing physicians continuing medical education credits, the American Meditation Institute’s comprehensive training in holistic mind/body medicine conference will present an in-depth study of the historical, philosophical and scientific nature of Yoga Science as taught in both the East and West. Practical yogic skills will be taught to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals that can reduce stress and burnout while positively enhancing their ability to make health-affirming lifestyle choices.

Presenter Susan Lord is currently a faculty member, holistic health consultant and retreat facilitator for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She served as Associate Director for Professional Training at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington, DC from 1996-2007, and was the Course Director for the Center’s “Food as Medicine” program.

Through her CME conference lecture entitled, “East Meets West,” Dr. Lord will explain how the interrelated nature of Yoga Science and Western medicine can enhance an understanding of how the body works, why illness occurs, and what the body needs to reestablish optimal function. According to Dr. Lord, “Yoga Science teaches us how to heal the physical, mental and emotional imbalances in the mind/body/sense complex. Living life in harmony with the basic principles of practices like meditation, gentle yoga exercises, diaphragmatic breathing and a healthy diet, individuals can experience a reduction in chronic stress––one of the major contributory factors in the development of most chronic illness. The practice of Yoga Science and its allied disciplines optimizes physiologic function from the cellular level on up, building health and resilience.”

As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this 30 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers. AMI’s CME conference will offer a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to enhance the health and wellbeing of both healthcare providers and their patients. Additional topics will include meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, Yogic and chakra psychology, mind function optimization, nutrition, healthcare burnout, functional medicine, epigenomics, ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga and lymph system detoxification.

The devotion, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire 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 Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Susan Lord, MD presenters will include faculty director Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, board-certified internist and nephrologist; Beth Netter MD, holistic physician and accupuncurist; Kathie Swift, MS RDN LDN, leading educator and practitioner in the field of integrative nutrition and author of “The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health;” Rosy Mann BAMS, senior faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda; and world-renowned artist Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute.

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” CME course. “We are grateful to the Albany Medical College for their continued dedication to the teaching of mind/body medicine for physicians,” Perlmutter said. “The content of this program is designed to provide healthcare professionals and their patients a 5,000 year old, time-tested mechanism for dealing with the debilitating effects of stress and burnout.” 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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