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Physician Burnout Symptoms from the Stressors of Electronic Health Record Requirements Can be Relieved and Prevented by AMI MEDITATION Techniques

EHR stress

According to The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter, AMI MEDITATION techniques, that can relieve and prevent common physician burnout symptoms, will be taught at the 10th annual 32-credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care professionals.  Taking place October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, “The Heart and Science of Yoga” curriculum, which will provide comprehensive training in Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine for physicians and other healthcare professionals, is accredited through the Albany Medical College and the American […]

2018-05-14T14:23:28+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Press Release, Relieve Burnout Symptoms|

Anthony Santilli MD: How I Transformed Physician Burnout into Increased Energy, Creativity and Love of Medicine

AVERILL PARK, NY – May 1, 2018

Anthony Santilli, MD will discuss how he reversed his diagnosed condition of burnout through the daily practice of AMI MEDITATION and its allied disciplines at The American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) 32-credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care professionals, October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 10th annual comprehensive training, accredited through the American Medical Association and Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education, is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress […]

2018-05-02T11:46:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Press Release, Relieve Burnout Symptoms|

Reinventing Meditation

Parade magazine suggests that you think of meditation playing these unique roles:

  1. DNA Repair Person influencing the way your genes express themselves as you age.
  2. Anxiety Rx Discover where your inner unrest begins and what triggers your mind.
  3. Inner Cheerleader Rely on meditation for personal support—it’s like a pep rally for one.
  4. Medicine Man Lower cortisol, blood pressure, heart rate and inflammation.
  5. Brain trainer Grow more gray matter.  See changes in memory, empathy, and stress levels.
  6. Lifeguard Save yourself from your own bad choices.
  7. Sand Man Sleep trough the night and wake up with good energy.
  8. On-Call Therapist Helping you work through challenges and be more present in your […]
2018-04-17T12:53:37+00:00 April 17th, 2018|News in Brief|

Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa to Speak at American Meditation Institute’s 10th Annual CME Conference for Relieving Physician Burnout with Yoga Science as Mind/Body Medicine

AVERILL PARK, NY – April 17, 2018

Noted researcher on mind/body medicine and yoga therapy, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa PhD, will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) for a 32-credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care professionals, October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 10th annual comprehensive training, accredited through the American Medical Association and Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education, is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

Now in its tenth […]

2018-04-17T11:53:12+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Burnout Resources, Press Release|

AMI MEDITATION Techniques Can Relieve and Prevent Physician Burnout

AVERILL PARK, NY – April 3, 2018

According to The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter, AMI MEDITATION techniques that can relieve and prevent physician burnout, will be taught at the 10th annual mind/body medicine CME conference October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 10th annual comprehensive training in Yoga Science is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve stress and burnout currently being experienced by physicians and other healthcare professionals.

In 2009, in support of the American Meditation Institute’s continuing medical education accreditation for physicians (through the […]

2018-04-02T18:48:25+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Press Release, Relieve Burnout Symptoms|

Army Studies Meditation

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), in partnership with Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., is studying the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) among soldiers and veterans. They are seeking new interventions for improving soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

ARL’s Dr. Valerie Rice said early research demonstrates that active duty service members and military veterans who complete MBSR training achieve results that positively affect a soldier’s readiness – a top priority of the Army. “Our results have shown practical and clinically relevant reductions in PTSD symptoms, as measured by the PTSD Checklist – […]

2018-03-29T12:18:05+00:00 March 29th, 2018|News in Brief|

Stemming the Physician Burnout Tide by Helping Medical Students

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an estimated 300 to 400 physicians commit suicide each year– about one physician per day.  Training for medical students presently involves multiple risk factors for mental illness, including decreased sleep, relocation resulting in fewer available support systems, and feelings of isolation.  An article for JAMA Psychiatrycalls for a national response to this issue and offers guidelines on appropriate education, screening, and treatment.  The first steps would be to educate the academic community concerning these issues, and to foster help-seeking behaviors and access to care for all trainees.  Next, a national commitment is […]

2018-03-29T12:10:28+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Burnout in the News, News in Brief|

Susan Lord MD: Physician Burnout Can Be Relieved And Prevented By Integrating Food and Nutrition Practices

Holistic physician Susan Lord MD will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) for a 32-credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care professionals, October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 10th annual comprehensive training, accredited through the American Medical Association and Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education, is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

At the upcoming conference, Dr. Lord will present two CME lectures entitled “East Meets West” and “Food as […]

2018-03-20T15:55:10+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Press Release, Relieve Burnout Symptoms|

Relieve Travel Stress

Do travel and stress have to go together?  Yoga and meditation can be used to reduce stress at home, in the workplace and at school. Now, thanks to Cathay Pacific airlines, meditation and yoga can be practiced while cruising at an altitude of 39,000 feet.

Air travel, especially long distances, can be a stressful and uncomfortable experience for many people. To alleviate these issues, Cathay Pacific has introduced a new health and wellness program for all of their passengers. They offer a six part mini-series designed to address relaxation techniques that can easily be practiced in a seat while flying. […]

2018-03-14T07:59:06+00:00 March 13th, 2018|News in Brief|

Calculating Burnout

What is the cost of physician burnout? Now hospitals and practices can take a hard look at the financial impact by using an online physician burnout calculator created by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Data shows that it costs between $500,000 and $1 million to replace an existing physician. According to Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association (AMA) and practicing general internist, “This is a conservative figure. It doesn’t include many, many other sources of financial costs to burnout.”

In addition to quitting their jobs, physicians may respond to burnout by cutting back to […]

2018-03-13T14:44:14+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Burnout Resources|