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Susan Lord MD: Physician Burnout Can Be Relieved And Prevented By Using Food as Medicine

Holistic physician Susan Lord MD will speak on “Food as Medicine” at The American Meditation Institute (AMI) 31-credit hour CME conference for physicians and other health care providers, October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this year’s 11th annual comprehensive training on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine is accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

At the upcoming conference, Dr. Lord will explain how Yoga Science can help physicians understand what the mind-body needs to […]

2019-03-19T16:13:41-04:00March 19th, 2019|Press Release, Relieve Burnout Symptoms|

The 11th Annual “Heart and Science of Yoga” Conference to be Presented October 22-26 for the Relief and Prevention of Physician Burnout

A complete curriculum of Yoga Science and meditation practices to relieve and prevent physician burnout will be taught at The American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) eleventh annual mind/body medicine 31 credit hour CME conference on October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 11th 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 stress and burnout currently being experienced by physicians and other healthcare providers.

As part of its ongoing effort to redress […]

2019-02-28T10:56:41-04:00February 28th, 2019|Press Release, Relieve Burnout Symptoms|

Robert Schneider MD to Speak on Epigenetics, Meditation and Lifestyle Choices at The American Meditation Institute’s 11th Annual CME Conference

Internationally recognized physician-scientist-educator Robert Schneider MD will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute at AMI’s 31credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care providers, October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 11th annual comprehensive training, accredited through the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

Presenter Robert Schneider MD is a leader in mind/body medicine and integrative medicine, and the author of “Total Heart Health.” Currently, Dr. Schneider serves as […]

2019-02-13T10:13:38-04:00February 13th, 2019|Burnout in the News, Press Release, Uncategorized|

Historian Finds Truth in Meditation

Meditation plays an important role in Yuval Harari’s work as a historian.  The author of the internationally renowned book “Sapiens” says that meditation has given him “the discipline to focus on much bigger things and to really tell the difference between what’s important and everything else.”  Meditation also helps him to discriminate between truth and non-truth.  “My main ambition as a historian is to be able to tell the difference between what’s really happening in the world and what are the fictions that humans have been creating for thousands of years,” says Harari.

2019-01-23T16:32:38-04:00January 23rd, 2019|News in Brief|

PTSD Veterans Study

A recent study by the Department of Defense found that many vets are benefiting from meditation.  After 3 months of once-a-week therapy sessions for 90 minutes, researchers found that 61% of vets assigned to a meditation group had improved on a standard PTSD assessment, compared to 42% of those receiving exposure therapy and 32% who went to nutrition and exercise classes.

2019-01-23T16:29:21-04:00January 23rd, 2019|News in Brief|

American Meditation Institute to Host 11th Annual Physician CME Conference on Yoga Science and Meditation as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine

For the eleventh consecutive year, The American Meditation Institute (AMI) will present its annual “Heart and Science of Yoga Mind/Body Medicine CME conference” for physicians and other health care professionals. This 31 CME credit retreat will be held October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Now in its 11th year, The Heart and Science of Yoga® is a leading-edge conference that presents practical and effective tools to help physicians reduce and prevent burnout, bring back the joy in medicine, achieve personal and professional fulfillment, and provide more compassionate and insightful care to […]

2019-01-23T16:22:58-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Burnout in the News, Press Release|

Kids Meditate More

Adults aren’t the only ones who are meditating more. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that the use of yoga and meditation among children aged 4 to 17 years is also on the rise. From 2012 to 2017, there was an increase in the use of hatha yoga (from 3.1 to 8.4%) and meditation (from 0.6 to 5.4%).

2018-12-31T10:48:43-04:00December 31st, 2018|News in Brief|

Meditation Goes Mainstream

It’s official! Meditation and yoga are the most popular alternative health approaches in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, the number of Americans who meditate has tripled and hatha yoga is up 55%. Better availability of classes and apps is one obvious reason. Researchers also believe increased interest is due to escalating anxiety and stress in our modern culture.

2018-12-31T10:47:12-04:00December 31st, 2018|News in Brief|

American Meditation Institute Research Study on AMI Meditation for Physician Burnout Enters Second Year

The American Meditation Institute (AMI) announced today that it has entered the second year of a research study that examines the impact of a basic daily mantra-based AMI MEDITATION practice on the symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue and stress in healthcare providers. The second group of participants in this study will be among those who receive their training at AMI’s tenth annual “Heart and Science of Yoga” Mind/Body Medicine CME conference  October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. The study received IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval through the Berkshire Medical Center in 2017. 

The principal investigator of the study […]

2018-10-16T12:35:18-04:00October 16th, 2018|Press Release, Relieve Burnout Symptoms|

Meditation is Good for Business

Most of us have heard how meditation can enhance our personal life, but did you know that meditation is also good for business?  According to Forbes magazine, meditation can make you “exponentially more effective throughout your career.”  Here’s how:

  1. Increase focus and productivity:  You become less distracted when focusing on specific assignments, and achieve a higher rate of successful task completion.
  2. Elevate energy & memory capacity:  You find it easier to rest your busy mind and fall asleep, which contributes to higher energy levels during the day and an increased mental capacity.
  3. Better, easier decision-making:  You are able to quiet the mind and access […]
2018-10-03T15:42:43-04:00October 3rd, 2018|News in Brief|