Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD: Yoga Science Provides a New Perspective to Help Physicians Relieve Burnout while Changing the Medical Culture

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Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) for a 31 credit CME conference on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine for physicians and other health care professionals. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive training being held October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, is accredited by the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, and is designed to help relieve physician stress and burnout.

Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD and CME Conference presenter on "Culture Trumps Everything"

"When you change the way you see the world, the world you see changes." Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD

Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) for a 31 credit CME conference on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine for physicians and other health care professionals. Entitled The Heart and Science of Yoga this comprehensive training being held October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, is accredited by the Albany Medical College and the American Medical Association, and is designed to help relieve physician stress and burnout.

Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD is a noted speaker, author, consultant, psychologist, and Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee. After obtaining his Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, he completed post-doctorate degrees in both cognitive therapy and forensic psychology.

Dr. Grodnitzky’s participation at this year’s CME conference will include a thought-provoking lecture that explores how the power of culture impacts physician perspective and resilience. With a higher understanding of how the general culture and medical culture affect our thoughts and actions, physicians will be able to apply simple yogic principles and practices in their everyday lives to help relieve burnout. According to Grodnitzky, “If we want to ensure the best possible outcomes for ourselves and our profession, we must focus on developing the cultures that foster success for all stakeholders, because . . . culture trumps everything.”

Now in its eleventh year of providing physicians continuing medical education credits, this unique holistic mind/body medicine conference will present an in-depth study of the historical, philosophical, and scientific nature of Yoga Science. Practical yogic skills will be taught to all attendees to expand their knowledge of and experience with health-affirming, yogic practices.

The entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME curriculum is a transformative learning experience. It is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, and evidence-based education. Topics this year will include a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation, Epigenetics, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, mind function optimization, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification, and detailed instruction on how to use the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty 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 Dr. Grodnitzky, this year’s faculty also includes AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter; Dr. Robert Schneider MD, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for 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; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute, and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.

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

Numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Dean Ornish MD, Mehmet Oz MD, Larry Dossey MD, and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed AMI’s core curriculum.

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 quarterly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call (518) 674-8714 for a mail or email subscription.

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