November 3 - 7, 2015 • 30 CMEs
Location: Cranwell Resort, Lenox, MA
$1,795 (On or before October 6, 2015)
$1,995 (After October 6, 2015)
$1,595 (On or before October 6, 2015)
$1,795 (After October 6, 2015)
Registered Nurses and
Guests of Registered Attendees** :
$1,000 (On or before October 6, 2015)
$1,200 (After October 6, 2015)
**Including employees, spouse or partner.
Herbert Benson, M.D. of the Harvard Medical School claims that maintaining good health is analogous to building a three-legged stool.
The first leg is Self-Care.
The second leg is Surgery & Medical Procedures.
The third leg is Pharmaceuticals.
“Health and well-being, is balanced and optimal
only when all three legs of the stool are in place.”
The NIH claims that more than 1 in 3 Americans now seek mind/body healing therapies to supplement their conventional care. As a physician or other health care provider, you can deepen your understanding of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine and its scientific foundation by attending this stimulating immersion course led by Leonard Perlmutter and a panel of other leading experts.
Health professionals who provide direct patient care or patient education in areas of self-management, lifestyle behaviors, and mind/body medicine are encouraged to attend. This includes, but is not limited to physicians (all fields), psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice workers, clergy, coaches, and integrative medicine practitioners.
An Effective plan for YOU and your PATIENTS
In support of the American Meditation Institute’s CME accreditation process (through the Albany Medical College), AMI conducted a retrospective case study of participants who completed Leonard Perlmutter’s Heart and Science of Yoga™ course.
The findings included these positive, reproducible, long-term health-promoting changes:
“A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears.
It must be solved on a higher level.”Albert Einstein
You became a doctor because you care about people. You work hard and truly want to serve your patients and profession. But as a physician, you are subject to many stressors: over-work, cumbersome regulation, EMR and coding requirements, medical liability, on-call issues, lack of sleep, politics, and frustration with the reimbursement structure.
By practicing Yoga Science as mind/body medicine, you can transform stress into strength — improving your job satisfaction and work/life balance, while reducing burnout symptoms of anger, depression, anxiety and exhaustion.
The Heart and Science of Yoga™ presents a comprehensive training in the world’s most effective holistic mind/body medicine and its scientific foundation. The program is designed to encourage active participant interaction by combining engaging lectures, practicums, panel discussion and Q&A. Although recent studies have demonstrated that 75% of health care costs associated with chronic diseases could be prevented or reversed by lifestyle changes, many clinicians do not offer themselves, or their patients, strategies that encourage meaningful change. This 30 hour CME course will provide easy-to-learn practices that work synergistically (within the intricate medium of the stress system) to reduce inflammation and allostatic load while working toward establishing homeostasis.
Founder and director of The American Meditation Institute, Leonard is the author of "Transformation," The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine and the award-winning book "The Heart and Science of Yoga™ : A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear." His Heart and Science of Yoga™ entry-level course has been accredited by the Albany Medical College, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and American Nurses Association to recieve medical education credit. Leonard has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975 and a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas.
Mark Pettus, MD, is a board-certified internist and nephrologist currently serving as Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School. Mark is the author of The Savvy Patient and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health, & Change Your Life.
Susan graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is in private practice in Great Barrington, MA focusing on prevention and treatment through mindful living and lifestyle changes. She served as Course Director for the Food as Medicine program at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine from 1996-2007.
Kathie Swift is a leading educator and practitioner in the field of integrative nutrition. She is author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health and the chief nutrition advisor for myfoodmyhealth.com. Kathie is a Licensed Registered Dietitian with 30 years of clinical experience and a founding member of the Institute for Functional Medicine Nutrition Advisory Board.
Beth Netter, MD is an holistic physician and acupuncturist in Albany, NY. She graduated from the University at Buffalo’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Beth is an AMI certified meditational therapist, and currently serves as Chair of AMI's Department of Medical Education.
Rosy Mann, BMS holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, India. She has practiced clinical Ayurveda for over 15 years specializing in women's health. She currently serves as a senior faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda, and offers personal consults as well as workshops and programs as an Ayurvedic educator.
Jenness Cortez Perlmutter has studied Yoga Science and practiced meditation since 1977. She is the co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute and a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. She graduated from the Herron School of Art and the Art Students League, and is a world-reknowned artist presently concentrating on works of classical realism.
Anthony Santilli, MD, received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo, having completed his fellowship at Weill Cornell University and his post graduate training at Brown University. He is board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine in Schenectady NY, and serves as a member of the AMI Medical Education Department.
Prashant Kaushik, MD, received Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery degrees from the All India Institute of Medical Services (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is a board-certified Rheumatologist in Albany NY, serves as interim Rheumatology Program Director at the Albany Medical College and Stratton VA Hospital, and is a member of the AMI Medical Education Department.
Payment may be made by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). If paying by check, please make check payable to American Meditation Institute and mail to American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Road, Averill Park NY 12018 with a copy of the completed registration form. If paying with credit card, you can register online or by calling the Institute (518) 674-8714. A confirmation letter will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form upon receipt.
During the conference, attendees will be served delicious gourmet vegetarian meals thoughtfully prepared by the Cranwell’s 4-Diamond rated chefs. If you have any special needs or dietary restrictions, please contact AMI at (518) 674-8714 by October 17, 2015.
No refund will be granted unless a written notice of cancellation is received on or before October 23, 2015. No refunds will be given after this date. A $100 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.
All room reservations must be made by contacting the Cranwell Resort directly at (800) 272-6935. When making your reservation, please mention the American Meditation Institute to receive a reduced room rate of $175 per night (this price rate is guaranteed until October 8). Directions to the Cranwell (55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA) are available on the Cranwell website: www.cranwell.com.
If you have any disabilities, dietary restrictions or other special requests, please contact AMI at (518) 674-8714 by October 17th to discuss your needs.
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