For good health, happiness and security, meditation is a dire necessity. -- Leonard Perlmutter
Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014
The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter will lead a faculty of noted speakers at the 6th annual physicians’ CME conference on the therapeutic benefits of a daily meditation practice. Being held November 5-9, 2014 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, this 30 credit hour mind/body medicine conference entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” 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 extensive meditation training and corresponding therapeutic practices to transform the harmful nature of stress and burnout while positively enhancing personal health and the ability to make health-affirming lifestyle choices.
Leonard Perlmutter is a noted educator, philosopher and founder of The American Meditation Institute. He is the author of the six-time award-winning book The Heart and Science of Yoga and editor of the mind/body medicine journal, “Transformation. Leonard has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, the Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association and the College of Saint Rose. He is a disciple of Swami Rama––who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. Leonard has presented courses at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Albany Medical College, the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and “The New York Times” Yoga Forum with Dean Ornish, MD.
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. Mr. Perlmutter’s nine lectures will provide a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to enhance the health and wellbeing of both healthcare providers and their patients. His topics will include meditation, easy-gentle yoga, mantra science, diaphragmatic breathing, Yoga psychology, Ayurveda, mind function optimization, making healthy lifestyle choices, and the chakra system as a complementary diagnostic tool. According to Perlmutter, “This is the first CME approved conference in the nation covering the complete science of Yoga. Its holistic content is designed to provide healthcare professionals and their patients a 5,000 year old, time-tested, science-based mechanism for dealing with the debilitating effects of stress, illness and burnout.”
The devotion, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty will combine to create a dynamic and interactive conference for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to faculty director Leonard Perlmutter, presenters will include Mark Pettus MD, board-certified internist and nephrologist; Beth Netter MD, holistic physician and acupuncturist; Susan Lord, MD, holistic physician and Associate Director for Professional Training at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington, DC; 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, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and faculty member of the 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 meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises––all of which are offered in this year’s “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME conference. According to Leonard Perlmutter, “The more consistently the therapeutic practices of meditation and yoga are incorporated into the daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated. This sentiment is echoed by recent conference 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.”
In addition to Dr. Kremer, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed this curriculum. Previous conference attendees have also noted that the material presented has made a beneficial impact toward their personal and professional efforts at self-care.
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