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7,000 UPMC NURSES BEING TRAINED IN RESILIENCE

During a recent visit to Pittsburgh, AIMI started a program training 7,000 UPMC nurses in resilience. The feedback was overwhelming and marks the start of a wonderful program led by Dr. Barry Kerzin. To read the full article from NEXT PITTSBURGH, please click here.

May 20th, 2018|Events, Publications, Teachings|Comments Off on 7,000 UPMC NURSES BEING TRAINED IN RESILIENCE

HELP FOR 7,000 UPMC NURSES

Invited by UPMC Health Plan in Pittsburgh, USA, Dr. Kerzin is leading a workshop series for thousands of UPMC nurses. Click to read the article on Dr. Kerzin and AIMI's involvement in Pittsburgh  

May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HELP FOR 7,000 UPMC NURSES

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRESENT MOMENT

During this very recent TV interview on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Dr. Kerzin talks about the importance of staying in the present moment, alongside other very important topics such as emotional hygiene and healthy self-confidence. Click to view the full interview

May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRESENT MOMENT

NO FEAR – NO DEATH

The newly released book No Fear-No Death by AIMI founder Dr. Barry Kerzin contains rich ideas and simple suggestions on living and dying well. Dr. Barry Kerzin bridges East and West in a unique way. He is a western-trained doctor who went to India on an intended six-month trip in 1988 to learn more about Buddhism, [...]

November 28th, 2017|Empathy & Kindness, Publications, Teachings|Comments Off on NO FEAR – NO DEATH

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 8 - Singing the Blues We’ve talked around depression, discussing anger, hopelessness, anxiety, and fear, but we’ve not directly mentioned it. Yet a common friend of chronic pain is often depression. We can give up hope of ever being free from pain; sometimes [...]

October 15th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 7 - Feeling Grateful for Taking the Next Breath Gratitude is another important quality to cultivate as it brings peace inside our hearts. Gratitude fosters resilience through calmness, making us better at handling adversity. Who does not have adversity in their lives? Gratitude [...]

October 10th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 6 - Practical Methods to Overcome Anger and Cool Down In order to reduce anger, reflecting on the disadvantages cultivates conviction, strengthening our resolve to practice tolerance. This is the same as dealing with any addiction such as smoking or drinking too much [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 5 - Transforming Negativity Through Mindful Inner Work Regarding the emotional component of chronic pain, it is important to work on combating negativity, cynicism, doubt, and suspicion. This type of inner work often gets to the root of our pain and suffering. It [...]

September 28th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 4 - Meditation to Get Into the Groove Meditation is training the mind to be more focused in the present moment. It is training the mind and heart to be calmer, happy, and positive. A deeper type of meditation explores who we really [...]

September 24th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 3

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 3 - Emotional and Cognitive Dimensions of Chronic Pain Let’s explore some of the approaches to treating chronic pain that target the emotional and cognitive dimensions of pain. First, we’ll explore meditation. While meditation does not actually get rid of the pain, it [...]

September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 3