Albert Einstein Suggests How Physician Burnout Can Be Prevented and Relieved

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To help reverse the national trend of physician burnout, The American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) eighth annual CME conference will be held on October 25-29, 2016 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled The Heart and Science of Yoga, this comprehensive physician mind/body medicine 30 CME curriculum will offer training to prevent and relieve physician--in part by correlating the vision of Albert Einstein with the benefits of a daily meditation practice.

Albert Einstein

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

To help reverse the national trend of physician burnout, The American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) eighth annual CME conference will be held on October 25-29, 2016 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive physician mind/body medicine 30 CME curriculum will offer training to prevent and relieve physician burnout--in part by correlating the vision of Albert Einstein with the benefits of a daily meditation practice. The training is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education.

The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter claims that theoretical physicist Albert Einstein provides an important clue to understanding 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 creative, stress reducing and health affirming lifestyle choices.”

According to a recent microsurvey by InCrowd, a provider of real-time market intelligence to life sciences and healthcare firms, “57% of the primary care and emergency medicine doctors surveyed said they have personally experienced burnout, and an additional 37% of respondents said that while they personally hadn't experienced burnout, they knew others who had.”

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 to help physicians prevent and relieve burnout will include: AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, easy-gentle yoga, Yoga psychology, the chakra system as a diagnostic tool, mind function optimization, Epigenomics, neuroplasticity, trauma, PTSD, Ayurveda, food as medicine, lymph system detoxification and Functional Medicine.

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, philosopher and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Prashant Kaushik MD, board-certified Rheumatologist; Sara Lazar PhD, instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for the The Center for Mind/Body Medicine’s “Food As Medicine” program in Washington, DC; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Beth Netter MD MT, holistic physician and acupuncturist, Albany, NY; Jyothi Bhatt BAMS, Ayurvedic practitioner and faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda and Physician’s Assistant at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute.

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.” Last year’s conference attendee Jay Newman MD, Board Certified psychiatrist from Towson, Maryland commented, “This was absolutely the best conference I have ever attended. It was a superb presentation of Yoga Science by presenters who are very passionate in sharing their knowledge. I wish I took this course years ago! I will take it again in the future.” And 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, 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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