The American Meditation Institute has recently received IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval through the Berkshire Medical Center to conduct a research study to examine the impact of a basic, daily mantra-based AMI meditation practice on the symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue and stress in healthcare providers. The participants in this study are among those who receive their training in Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine at AMI’s annual Heart and Science of Yoga® CME conference.<

The principal investigator of the study is Mark Pettus MD. According to co-principal investigator Beth Netter MD, “The study will evaluate how a daily AMI Meditation practice can help to provide healthcare professionals a happier, healthier life, relief from burnout symptoms and an enhanced work/life balance.”