Physicians 30 Hour CME Conference to Offer Meditation and Yoga for Reducing Burnout and Enhancing Work-Life Balance


Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

How to reduce physician burnout and enhance work-life balance will be topics discussed at The American Meditation Institutes (AMI) sixth annual mind/body medicine CME conference on meditation and yoga November 5-9, 2014 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled The Heart and Science of Yoga, this 30 CME mind/body medicine training for physicians and other health care professionals is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Physician burnout is on the rise! Thats according to a June 5, 2014 report by Jeff Burger in the Gallup Business Journal. According to Burger, Approximately 42 percent, or four in ten physicians, report feeling dissatisfied in their medical practice.

A career as a physician can be very rewarding, but it can also be very stressful as they deal with issues such as patients who die, high workloads, the regulatory environment and their own fallibility. Even though doctors tend to be a physically healthy group, Carol Cassella, MD, board certified in both internal medicine and anesthesiology, sadly admits in a June 14, 2014 Wall Street Journal blog that, We dont always manage our mental health with the same vigilance and compassion that we offer our patients. Doctors suffer from career burnout at higher rates than their college educated peers, and depression and suicide rates exceed the norm–particularly among young doctors still in training.

And the problem is not just with U. S. physicians. According to Brian Goldman, MD of the Schwartz Reisman Emergency Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, an increasing number of Canadian doctors are riding the express lane to burnout. According to Goldman, Burnout is a problem that affects established physicians and a disturbing number of ones just starting out. Commenting on a June 2, 2014 editorial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Goldman states the rate of burnout among Canadian medical residents is an astonishing fifty percent. One out of every two young MDs just starting out suffers from burnout, a state of emotional exhaustion.

As part of AMIs holistic mind/body medicine teaching program, this conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers. This CME course will offer a broad curriculum to ward off stressful burnout and disease. Topics include mantra meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, Yoga psychology, chakra system therapy, mind function optimization, nutrition, functional medicine, epigenomics, ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga and lymph system detoxification.

Each faculty member at this years CME conference is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. Presenters will include faculty director Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems; Susan Lord MD, faculty member and holistic health consultant for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Kathie Swift MS RDN LDN, leading educator, practitioner and author in the field of integrative nutrition; Beth Netter MD MT, holistic physician and acupuncturist, Albany, NY; Rosy Mann BAMS, Ayurvedic practitioner specializing in womens health and senior faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute.

Since 1995, Mr. Perlmutter has lectured extensively on the health benefits of meditation and yoga as mind/body medicine, including talks at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Albany Medical Center, Stratton VA Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, University of Colorado Medical School, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, Washington University Medical School, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the Commonwealth Club of California. He also served on a distinguished New York Times panel of Yoga experts with Dr. Dean Ornish. Noted physicians Mehmet Oz, Dean Ornish, Bernie Siegel and Larry Dossey have endorsed Mr. Perlmutters treatise on Yoga Science, which serves as the primary curriculum for the course.

According to AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter, The more consistently the therapeutic practices of meditation and yoga are incorporated into daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated.

This sentiment is echoed by recent conference graduate, Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York, This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.

In addition to Dr. Kremer, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed this curriculum. Previous conference attendees have also noted that the material presented has made a beneficial impact toward their personal and professional efforts at self-care.

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About the American Meditation Institute

The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes Transformation a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call 800.234.5115 for a mail or email subscription.

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Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Rejuvenation Retreat

La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014

Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center in San Diego invites the public to join them for a rejuvenation retreat in celebration of forty years serving the community. Join spiritual master Dr. Erhard Vogel for a day of yoga and meditation in a serene country setting.

The retreat takes place October 25, 2014 at the Centers Ashram in El Cajon, CA from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendance is $ 100 per person and includes a vegetarian lunch.

I brought my whole family to my first Nataraja retreat, says Brian Lewis, Nataraja Student. The revelation my wife, children and I experienced in gaining the understanding that there is a simple practice called meditation that is available to you at a moments notice is invaluable. The experience will plant the seed that will change your experience of life forever.

This retreat celebrates a lifetime dedicated to teaching peace, true meditation and transformative yoga. Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center is the brainchild of Dr. Erhard Vogel. Growing up in war-torn Germany, Vogel took it upon himself to find a way to teach peace in the world. He studied architecture in New York before moving to India and studying with world-renowned yoga and meditation masters. He returned to the United States to share his newfound knowledge with students hungry to find their true selves. Forty years later, Vogel continues to learn and share his teachings through The Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center, his book Journey Into Your Center and his Expert in Life program.

To learn more about Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Centers events and classes, please visit http://www.yogameditationnataraja.com, e-mail: info(at)yogameditationnataraja(dot)com or call (858) 731-9879.

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Worcester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

Ready, set, yoga! This summer, residents of the Worcester County community will have access to free yoga classes in their very own backyard Elm Park, Worcester.

Classes will be held every Saturday from 10am-11am beginning June 14 through August 23. Sessions, led by local registered yoga instructors including Shawn Shaw, Jordan Grinstein, and Eve Costarelli, will include themed yoga suitable for all ages and abilities. Throughout the 10-week program, participants will learn diverse yoga and meditation styles to strengthen, rejuvenate, and relax the body and mind.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to bring mats/blankets, friends, and family. Classes cancelled due to rain/weather will be announced on the Ivy Child Yoga in the Park event page.

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Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Lynn Boggess presents an untouched vision of nature that transports the viewer to the reflective and pure environment in which his landscapes are created. By means of plein-air techniques and the use of cement trowels as brushes, an innovative approach to oil paint is realized, resulting in works that are simultaneously dynamic and soothing. These landscapes overwhelm the senses with lush and vivid scenes while also allowing room for meditation on the deeper relations between human life and the natural world.

Primarily working in oil, Boggess’ draws the viewer into the deeply receding spaces of his images. The pictures, devoid of human or animal habitation, focus on Nature, free of the influence of human activity. Boggess compels the viewer to contemplate each scene in turn, and finally the cycle of scenes: the lapse of hours; the alternating character of the rocks, of the trees and of the land; the turn of season. The paintings themselves become the spaces they portray.

Boggess’ paintings reflect the entire tradition of landscape painting. Indeed, the viewers will find suggestions of the Romantics, the Luminists, the Impressionists, and the Expressionists. Yet, the artist does not set out to make his works conform to a preconceived style; rather, he melds the tradition and his own experience into a way of seeing and a style in landscape painting which is uniquely his own.

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