The American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) acclaimed healthcare curriculum, proven to reduce burnout and stress in a recent peer-reviewed clinical study, will be presented at the 12th annual Heart and Science of Yoga conference October 17-21, 2023 at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont. This comprehensive training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine, accredited by the American Medical Association for 34 CME credit hours, will be offered simultaneously in-person and virtually on Zoom.

In recent years, healthcare professionals in the United States have begun experiencing high burnout rates. Burnout is a condition fundamentally driven by workplace stress, in which workers experience perpetual exhaustion and lack of mental resilience. Although this condition is present in all professions, its rising incidence among medical professionals is a matter of considerable concern. In fact, according to the Medscape Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2023, 63% of all female physicians are currently experiencing burnout symptoms.

As a dramatic step toward lowering today’s unprecedented burnout rates and promoting holistic mind/body healing among the medical community, a clinical study published in the November 2022 issue of “Lifestyle Medicine” reported that the proprietary curriculum taught at AMI physician conferences reduced physician Burnout levels 23.3%, reduced Secondary Traumatic Stress levels 19.9%, and increased Compassion Satisfaction levels 11.2%.

According to curriculum developer and AMI founder Leonard 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, while balancing work and family time. In addition to helping countless physicians and other healthcare providers reduce burnout and stress, many have already begun applying their new skills and knowledge to preventing and even reversing chronic degenerative disease.”

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout;
  2. Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy through a daily practice of AMI MEDITATION and diaphragmatic breathing;
  3. Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenomics;
  5. Identify yogic practices to transform trauma and increase resilience;
  6. Utilize Food as Medicine (diet and nutrition) to maximize personal wellbeing;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge on the research and therapeutic modalities of yoga and meditation as mind/body medicine;
  8. Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga and to identify and disable chronic pain mechanisms for improved exercise, health and pain relief;
  9. 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;
  10. Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress) to diagnose and treat dis-ease;
  11. Recognize how AMI MEDITATION and meditation-in-action change the neural pathways in the brain to help manage pain;
  12. 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; and,
  13. Use the tools of Yoga Science to create a personal and medical culture of health and wellbeing.

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 faculty director Leonard Perlmutter other presenters include: Mark Pettus MD, board certified internist and nephrologist and Director of Medical Education and Population Health of Berkshire Health Systems; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; and Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine.

According to Claudia Coplein DO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and returning alumni of the “Heart and Science of Yoga” conference, “This was the best CME course I’ve ever attended. It provided useful information and practices for my patients, and taught me how to focus on my own health and well-being.”