The American Meditation Institute’s Heart and Science of Yoga® Conference has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Albany Medical College and The American Meditation Institute. Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Albany Medical College designates this Live activity for 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nationally, physician burnout has reached crisis proportions. The American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study to determine how physician burnout differs from burnout in the general working population. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that compared with the general U.S. population, physicians worked a median of 10 hours more per week, displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion and reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance. Though the general population does experience burnout, the changing state of the health care system is clearly driving the dramatic increases in physician burnout.
In today’s health care model, physicians are called upon to deliver an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, all while facing increasing productivity and documentation demands. These requirements often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.
Now in it’s 10th year, The Heart and Science of Yoga® is a leading-edge conference that presents practical and effective tools to aid physicians in bringing back the joy in medicine, achieving personal and professional fulfillment, and providing more compassionate and insightful care to patients.
Through provocative and engaging presentations, informative panel discussions, ongoing Q&A, and practicums, this conference will offer an exciting format featuring accomplished faculty. The conference encourages an engaging forum to share innovative methods and discuss tangible strategies and tools so that physicians can support one another in combatting burnout and promoting wellness.
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.”
Change your perspective—change your experience.
- AMI’s Heart and Science of Yoga® physicians’ conference offers a refreshingly new, clearer and kinder perspective on yourself and every responsibility you face. Benefiting from engaging lectures by an accomplished faculty and instructive Q&A, you’ll return home with a set of practical tools that can empower you to make discriminating and reliable choices, and to realize that you are the architect of your life. Regardless of how challenged or burned out you feel today, Yoga Science can help enrich your work-life balance.
- Learn easy, daily self-care strategies and practices to enhance your short- and long-term health and well-being. Self-care strategies aid in:
- Strengthening physical and psychological health
- Managing, reducing and transforming stress
- Honoring emotional and spiritual needs
- Fostering and sustaining healthy relationships.
Healthcare 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 specialties), PAs, NPs, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice workers, clergy, coaches, and integrative medicine practitioners.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, and alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout
- Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy through a daily practice of AMI MEDITATION and diaphragmatic breathing
- Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenomics
- Identify yogic practices to help transform trauma and increase resilience
- Utilize Food as Medicine (Diet, Nutrition, Functional Medicine) to maximize personal well being
- Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga (exercises for lymph system detox, joints, glands, muscles and internal organs)
- Recognize neuromuscular pain patterns
- Help themselves and patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of AMI MEDITATION and mantra science
- Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress) to assist in diagnosis and treatment of dis-ease
- Recognize how AMI MEDITATION and meditation-in-action change the neural pathways in the brain to help manage pain without drugs
- Identify altered pathways in the brain due to addiction and the ability of Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION to assist brain chemistry and circuitry to heal and rebuild itself