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Physician CME Conference Offers Nation’s Only Complete Curriculum on Yoga Science and Meditation to Relieve and Prevent Burnout Symptoms

The 11th annual American Meditation Institute CME conference will present the nation’s only complete teaching of Yoga Science and AMI Meditation for the relief and prevention of physician burnout. Entitled The Heart and Science of Yoga, this comprehensive training, held October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, is certified by the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association.

“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 patients. Topics will include a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation and mantra science, diaphragmatic breathing, yoga psychology, resiliency, mind function optimization, Epigenetics, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga postures, a personal lymph system detoxification program, and an understanding of the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.

Through provocative and engaging presentations, informative panel discussions, ongoing Q&A and practicums, the 11th annual “Heart and Science of Yoga” conference will offer an stimulating format featuring an accomplished faculty. This year’s conference presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist, and award-winning author; Robert Schneider MD, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician, 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, […]

Yoga Science CME Conference Offers Collegiality, a Renowned Faculty and a Clinically Proven Curriculum to Help Relieve and Prevent Physician Burnout

The American Meditation Institute will present the nation’s only comprehensive curriculum on Yoga Science, Psychology and Philosophy for relieving and preventing common physician burnout symptoms at the 11th annual mind/body medicine CME conference October 22-26, 2019. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 31 credit CME training hosted at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts is accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association.

According to the annual “National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report” recently published in “Medscape Report,” the rate of physician burnout directly correlates to the numbers of hours a physician works each week.  Of physicians working 71 or more hours a week, 57% report burnout symptoms.  On the opposite end, of physicians working 31-40 hours per week, 36% report burnout symptoms.  Surveyed physicians cite increasing administrative tasks and computerization of practice as a major contributor to longer hours and burnout.

Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder and faculty director, acknowledges that an increase in administrative tasks and other demands have had a direct correlation to both the decrease in meaningful time interacting with colleagues and the growing physician burnout epidemic.  According to Perlmutter, “The ‘Heart and Science of Yoga conference curriculum represents the oldest and most effective holistic mind/body medicine to relieve and prevent burnout, heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress and inflammation, and balance life-work responsibilities.”  Then he adds, “This conference provides an engaging forum for attendees to share innovative strategies and tools so that physicians can support one another in combatting burnout and promoting resiliency.”

According to recent conference attendee Keyvan Hariri MD, board certified in Family Medicine in Manhattan Beach CA, “This curriculum has been transformational, inspiring and self-empowering.  I highly recommend this conference to every healthcare practitioner.”  

In support of The American Meditation Institute’s initial […]

Leonard Perlmutter: Yoga Science Practices Can Relieve and Prevent Physician Burnout and Enhance Work-Life Balance

According to Leonard Perlmutter, founder of The American Meditation Institute (AMI), the practices taught at AMI’s eleventh annual CME conference October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts can help physicians and other healthcare providers relieve and prevent burnout, and establish a more rewarding work-life balance.  Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive 31 credit CME training is accredited through the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association.

A living link to the world’s oldest, continuous health and wisdom tradition, meditation master Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) will present the core Yoga Science curriculum including AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, gentle yoga exercises, Yoga Psychology, Ayurveda, and a personalize mind/body self-care plan for each attendee.  Perlmutter’s award-winning book and curriculum, “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” is a practical, modern interpretation of the ancient “Yoga Sutras” written by the Indian sage Patanjali circa 400 BC. Leonard has taught on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, the Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association and the College of Saint Rose. He is a disciple of holistic health pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas, the Yoga scientist who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system could be voluntarily controlled. Leonard has presented Yoga Science courses at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Kaiser-Permanente, “The New York Times” Yoga Forum, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Leonard Perlmutter’s 42 years of personal study and teaching have prepared him to provide medical professionals a complete set of tools to relieve physician burnout, reduce pain, boost the immune system, heal relationships, enhance problem solving abilities, and help to them experience greater life-work balance.  In 2008, AMI conducted a retrospective case study of participants […]

11th Annual CME Conference Teaches Physicians How to Use the Chakra System as a Diagnostic Tool to Help Relieve and Prevent Physician Burnout

American Meditation Institute (AMI) founders Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter will present an important lecture on “The Ancient Chakra System as a Diagnostic Tool” at AMI’s 11th annual CME conference on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive 31 CME training is accredited by the American Medical Association and designed to help prevent and relieve stress and burnout in physicians and other health care professionals.

Since 1996, Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter have taught Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. Today, through The American Meditation Institute, their mission is to unite Eastern philosophy with Western medicine. The Perlmutters are direct disciples of Swami Rama of the Himalayas—the medical pioneer who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. These research demonstrations have been one of the major cornerstones of the modern mind/body medicine movement. Mr. Perlmutter is also the editor of “Transformation”—the journal of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine.

Commenting on the effectiveness of the chakra system, Jenness Perlmutter states that, “The power to relieve and prevent burnout lies within each of us. It is simply a matter of attaining the necessary knowledge, and then cultivating our determination and will. By employing the ancient chakra system as a diagnostic tool, physicians and other medical providers can experience better health, less burnout, more creativity and kinder home/ work balance. By learning to employ their knowledge of chakra psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress), physicians will be able to diagnose and treat dis-ease with greater clarity and understanding.”

This “Heart and Science of Yoga” 31 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based […]

Albert Einstein Offers Today’s Physicians an Important Clue on How to Prevent and Relieve Burnout at Upcoming CME Conference

To help reverse the national trend of physician burnout, The American Meditation Institute’s 11th annual CME conference will be held on October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga®,” this 31 CME curriculum on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine will explain how Albert Einstein’s practical insight can help medical providers prevent and relieve physician burnout.

Although Albert Einstein died in 1955, this world famous theoretical physicist provides an important clue to understanding how today’s physicians and other healthcare providers can prevent and relieve burnout symptoms. According to American Meditation Institute founder and conference director Leonard Perlmutter, Einstein’s declaration that, “A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears; it must be solved on a higher level,” is in total agreement with the principles of Yoga Science, and provides physicians a helpful, creative insight into the cause of and cure for their growing burnout epidemic. Perlmutter claims, “The daily practice of AMI Meditation and the allied disciplines of Yoga Science make it possible to access and employ a ‘higher level’ of intuitive wisdom from the superconscious portion of the mind. The techniques taught at this year’s CME conference can empower every healthcare provider to make stress-reducing and health-affirming lifestyle choices—even in the most challenging situations.”

According to the 2019 “National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report” recently published in “Medscape Report,” 57% of all physicians working 71 or more hours a week and 36% of those working 31-40 hours have acknowledged experiencing burnout symptoms. Surveyed physicians cite increasing administrative tasks and computerization of practice as a major contributor to longer hours and burnout.

Board Certified pulmonologist, critical care physician, and co-chair of AMI’s Department of Medical Education, Anthony Santilli MD understands the challenges […]

AMI’s Yoga Science CME Conference Teaches Physicians to “Reimagine Medicine” by Turning Inward to Alleviate Burnout and Be More Creative with Patients

A panel of five distinguished physicians will discuss how they have successfully integrated the principles and tools of Yoga Science into their medical practices and home life at the 11th annual CME conference October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell/Miraval Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive training in Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine will offer attendees 31 CME credits that are certified through the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association.

Previous conference attendee and 2019 panel speaker Renee Rodriguez-Goodmote, MD currently serves as Medical Director at the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, and is Co-chair of the AMI Department of Medical Education. In speaking of her personal experience with Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION, Dr. Goodemote notes, “The curriculum of this conference should be a part of all medical education. It can help providers move through the stresses of patient care on a day-to-day basis by turning inward to understand how creative we can be when we just allow the mind to rest and meet its capacity.”

Upon completion of this 31-credit CME conference, all participants will be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout; 2. Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy with a daily practice of AMI MEDITATION & diaphragmatic breathing;  3. Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology; 4. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenetics; 5. Utilize Yoga Science practices to transform trauma and increase resilience; 6. Utilize Food as Medicine to maximize personal wellbeing; 7. Demonstrate knowledge of the research and therapeutic modalities of yoga and meditation as mind/body medicine; 8. Reimagine a medical practice that […]

American Meditation Institute’s 31 CME Conference Teaches How Physician Burnout Costing $4.6 Billion Annually Can Be Relieved and Prevented

According to The American Meditation Institute (AMI) founder Leonard Perlmutter, Yoga Science techniques known to relieve and prevent physician burnout symptoms, will be taught at AMI’s 11th annual CME conference for physicians and other health care providers. Taking place October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, “The Heart and Science of Yoga®” comprehensive training in Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine is accredited through the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association.

A May, 2019 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that physician burnout symptoms are currently costing the U. S. economy $4.6 billion annually. “Everybody who goes into medicine knows that it’s a stressful career and that it’s a lot of hard work,” says Lotte Dyrbye, a physician and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who co-authored the study.

Acknowledging the current national crisis in medicine, Leonard Perlmutter states, “Physicians and other healthcare providers can learn practical strategies— such as AMI MEDITATION and its allied disciplines—to transform their stress into creativity and strength.” Then he adds, The ‘Heart and Science of Yoga’ curriculum represents the world’s oldest and most effective holistic mind/body medicine to relieve and prevent burnout, heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress and inflammation, and balance life-work responsibilities.”

In support of The American Meditation Institute’s continuing medical education accreditation for physicians (through the Albany Medical College and the American Medical Association), AMI conducted a 2009 retrospective case study of participants who completed Leonard Perlmutter’s “Heart and Science of Yoga” curriculum. The findings included these positive, reproducible, long-term health-promoting changes: significant reductions in stress and fear, decreased anxiety and depression, lowered blood pressure, lowered heart rate, improved restorative sleep, improved energy levels, increased creative capacity, diminishment of migraine headaches, elimination of irritable […]

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

Anthony Santilli, MD will explain how the daily practice of AMI MEDITATION reversed his diagnosed condition of burnout at the American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) 31-credit 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 the American Nurses Association, is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

Dr. Santilli received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo, having completed his fellowship at Weill Cornell University and his post-graduate training at Brown University. He is board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine in Schenectady and Amsterdam, New York, and serves as a member of AMI’s Department of Medical Education.

During his CME presentation entitled, “Relieving Physician Burnout,” Dr. Santilli will chronicle his personal five-year journey to reversing burnout. Dr. Santilli will recount the conditions that led to his burnout, and the specific Yoga Science tools he learned and employed that enabled him to transform the debilitating consequences of burnout into an increase in energy, creativity and a renewed love for and dedication to his medical practice. According to Dr. Santilli, “Having been diagnosed with physician burnout, I found the practical teaching presented at The American Meditation Institute to be the perfect treatment and cure for my disease. Living life in harmony with the basic principles of practices such as AMI MEDITATION, gentle yoga exercises, diaphragmatic breathing and healthy food and lifestyle choices, I experienced a complete reversal of my chronically stressful condition.”

According to faculty director Leonard Perlmutter who will present the core curriculum of Yoga Science, this year’s CME conference has assembled an impressive faculty of distinguished […]

Revolutionary Thought Energy Equation to be Presented at American Meditation Institute’s 11th Annual Mind/Body Medicine CME Conference for Physicians and Healthcare Providers

Leonard Perlmutter, founder and director of The American Meditation Institute will announce the formulation of the Yoga Science “Thought Energy” equation D=E+W+C 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. The formula, which Perlmutter indicates can empower human beings to transform the debilitating power of unhealthy desires into a beneficial form of healing energy, will power and creativity, will be presented at the annual “The Heart and Science of Yoga” physicians’ conference designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

Leonard Perlmutter is a noted educator, philosopher, and author of both the award-winning book and conference curriculum, “The Heart and Science of Yoga” and the mind/body medicine journal “Transformation.” Leonard has previously presented courses at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, the Commonwealth Club of California, the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, and The New York Times Yoga Forum with Dean Ornish MD.

Recognizing that desire is the fuel for human action, Perlmutter conceived a scientific formula that might well be called the spiritual equivalent of Albert Einstein’s E = MC2. The formula Perlmutter formulated was D = E + W + C. “Every desire,” he explains, “is composed of three basic components: healing energy, will power and creativity (or consciousness). When an individual consciously sacrifices any ego or sense gratification that conflicts with the conscience of the mind, that contractive, harmful, devitalizing energy is automatically transformed into internal reserves of healing energy, will power and creativity that can be accessed at any time.”

The entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME conference curriculum is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers on […]

Rediscover Your Love of Medicine and Life

A Personal Journey by Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD

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. I thought I needed to find a job where the clinic allowed me to emphasize lifestyle practice for reversal of disease, gave me enough time to see patients, and diligently supported physicians so that they could focus only on doctor work and not menial tasks.

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 spiritual practice (which is known as sadhana in Sanskrit), I would not have found any new job to be the ideal imagined in my fantasies.

Prior to coming to the conference I felt that patients brought me burdens that I had to handle for them. Frankly, I was sometimes angry that they dumped them on me. When I came into the examination room their problems became my own. I had not noticed the stress that this caused my body, but I did often take their problems home with me at night. As a consequence, I mindlessly ate […]

11th Annual Physicians’ CME Conference

Rediscover your Love of Medicine and Life!

October 22 – 26, 2019

A Unique Curriculum of Practical Meditation Tools to Help: Relieve Physician Burnout and Stress • Support the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Addiction • Promote Optimal Health and Resilience

Are You Experiencing Burnout?

A 2017 AMA Medscape Lifestyle Report asked physicians from 27 medical specialties to grade the severity of their burnout on a scale of 1 to 7—one being that it does not interfere, and seven indicating thoughts of leaving medicine. All but one specialty chose a level four or higher. Are you experiencing Physician Burnout symptoms?

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