Albert Einstein’s Clue to Relieving Physician Burnout to be Discussed at The American Meditation Institute’s Upcoming Continuing Medical Education Conference

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The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter maintains that theoretical physicist Albert Einstein offers an important clue to how physicians and other healthcare providers can prevent and relieve burnout when he wrote that, “A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears; it must be solved on a higher level.” According to Perlmutter, “The daily practice of meditation and its allied disciplines make it possible for all healthcare providers to access and employ a “higher level” of intuitive knowledge from the superconscious portion of the mind that can enable them to make positive, stress reducing and health affirming lifestyle choices.”

Albert Einstein

A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears; it must be solved on a higher level. --Albert Einstein

The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter maintains that theoretical physicist Albert Einstein offers an important clue to how physicians and other healthcare providers can prevent and relieve burnout when he wrote that, “A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears; it must be solved on a higher level.” According to Perlmutter, “The daily practice of meditation and its allied disciplines make it possible for all healthcare providers to access and employ a ‘higher level’ of intuitive knowledge from the superconscious portion of the mind that can enable them to make positive, stress reducing and health affirming lifestyle choices.”

According to a January 2015 article written by author Carol Peckham in the Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report, 46 percent of all U. S. physicians are experiencing some form of burnout. In her story, “Physician Burnout: It Just Keeps Getting Worse,” Peckham quotes a 2015 “Medscape” survey finding that while half of all family physicians, internists, and general surgeons report burnout symptoms, the highest burnout rates are currently found in critical care (53%) and emergency medicine (52%).

To help reverse the national trend of physician burnout, the [American Meditation Institute’s] (AMI) seventh annual CME conference will be held on November 3-7, 2015 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled The Heart and Science of Yoga this comprehensive physician mind/body medicine training will offer training to prevent and relieve physician burnout through meditation, gentle yoga and diaphragmatic breathing. The training is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education.

The “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers. This curriculum has been designed to provide easy-to-use, practical, yogic tools to prevent and relieve the debilitating causes and effects of physician burnout. The broad range of lectures at this year’s conference will include mindful mantra meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, easy-gentle yoga, Yoga psychology, the chakra system as a diagnostic tool, mind function optimization, Epigenomics, Ayurveda, nutrition, Functional Medicine, and lymph system detoxification.

Each faculty member at this year’s CME conference is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. Presenters will include faculty director 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, integrative nutrition educator and practioner and founding member of the Institute for Functional Medicine Nutrition Advisory Board; 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; Prashant Kaushik MD, board-certified rheumatologist and Interim Rheumatology Program Director for the Albany Medical Center and Stratton VA Hospital; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified pulmonologist and critical care specialist practicing in Amsterdam and Schenectady, New York; and 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, Washington University Medical School, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the Commonwealth Club of California. He also has served on a distinguished “New York Times” panel of Yoga experts with Dr. Dean Ornish.

According to AMI founder 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.” Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York and a recent AMI conference participant, 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.”

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 AMI’s core 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.

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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 (518) 674-8714 for a mail or email subscription.

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