Internal Medicine physician Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute at AMI’s 31 credit hour Yoga Science 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.
Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her PhD in Developmental Neurosciences from Case Western, and currently serves as a member of the AMI Department of Medical Education. Dr. Kaelber has been practicing Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine since 2015.
As a participant in a panel discussion on “Reimagining Medicine,” Dr. Kaelber will chronical how her personal study and practice of Yoga Science and AMI Meditation enabled her to transform her burnout condition into an energized, joyful service to humanity.
According to the April issue of “Transformation,” the quarterly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine, Dr. Kaelber stated, “When I first attended the AMI physicians’ conference, my intention was to heal from burnout. At that time, I truly believed that if I found the “right” job, then (and only then) I would be able to heal. I never imagined that healing could occur within the same job. However, Yoga Science has taught me that when I change my perspective, I change my experience as well. Over the past year or two, as I’ve worked the same job, my perspective has changed. My practice of Yoga Science has allowed my medical practice and experience as a physician to be reimagined into a form more aligned with my own inner wisdom and my deepest driving desire to be of service wherever I find myself. I have also come to realize that if I had switched to the “perfect job” without experiencing the purification accomplished through my meditation practice, I would not have found any new job to be the ideal imagined in my fantasies.”
The entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME curriculum is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers on Yoga Science as mind/body medicine. In addition to Epigenetics, topics will include current research on Yoga Science and the mind/body connection, a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, resiliency, mind function optimization, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification, the chakra system as a diagnostic tool, how to reimagine the modern medical culture, and practical ways to integrate Yoga Science into a medical provider’s personal and professional life.
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. Kaelber, other presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder and conference director; 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; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for the 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; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community 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; 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.