The American Meditation Institute (AMI) co-founder and internationally renowned artist Jenness Cortez Perlmutter will present a lecture on “The Ancient Chakra System as a Diagnostic Tool,” during the 10th annual mind/body medicine CME conference October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive 32 CME training, accredited by the Albany Medical College and the American Medical Association, is designed to help prevent and relieve stress and burnout in physicians and other health care professionals.

Jenness Cortez Perlmutter is co-founder of The American Meditation Institute and editor of “Transformation”—the journal of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. She has studied in Rishikesh, India and is a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas—the man 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 movement. As an AMI faculty member, Ms. Cortez-Perlmutter teaches a wide range of Yoga Science classes including an in-depth study of the perennial psychology of the Bhagavad Gita.

According to Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, “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 can experience better health, less burnout, more creativity and greater 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” 32 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education. By design, it offers a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to relieve and prevent physician burnout. In addition to Ms. Cortez Perlmutter’s lecture on the “chakra system as a diagnostic tool,” topics at this year’s conference will include instruction on AMI MEDITATION, epigenomics, mantra science, yoga psychology, alleviating trauma and PTSD, resiliency, mind function optimization, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, and lymph system detoxification  New this year, dedicated courses on addiction and pain management, a frequent conference discussion topic and growing global issue, have been added to the curriculum.

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 Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, other distinguished presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder; Mark Pettus MD, Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Holistic physician Beth Netter, 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 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; Beth Netter MD MT, holistic physician and acupuncturist, Albany, NY; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee;, and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.

Since 2009, when this conference was first offered, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey have endorsed AMI’s core curriculum.  According to previous attendee Kristin Kaelber, MD, a board certified internist in Cleveland, Ohio, “The material presented in AMI’s CME conference represents the future of medical education. It has provided me the practical tools to be a better physician, wife, mother and friend. Anyone burdened by the stress and burnout of practicing medicine today definitely needs this wisdom.”

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Jenness Cortez Perlmutter

“By employing the ancient chakra system as a diagnostic tool, physicians can experience better health, less burnout, more creativity and greater home/ work balance.”