Dr. Peter P. Amato received his doctorate degree in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University and is Board Certified In Natural Medicine with a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Amato received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition which inspired him to open one of the nation’s first models of Integrative Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Amato, a long-standing and Certified meditation instructor, designed and worked closely with the Department of Education to deliver a stress reduction program (Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction) for 500 elementary school children in the Scranton PA School District. His work was featured at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators at the University of Massachusetts in Norwood, MA.
He is also a Yoga Alliance certified 500-hour instructor hence, he founded the Inner Harmony Yoga Institute, taught throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. Taught through the tradition of Kundalini yoga, a combination of Hatha and Raja yoga.
Dr. Amato’s initial career operating a family chain of automotive companies created an astute business acumen and subsequent wealth at an early age. The material perks were not ultimately sustaining and Peter’s desire to answer life’s bigger questions led him to study with some of the biggest names in the conscious movement.
Interpreting, living and integrating this spiritual realm into daily life continues to be Peter’s strongest and most enduring passion. He is passionate about sharing his life’s research with those in stage two recovery, living life beyond addiction.
He is a successful Los Angeles Times best-selling author, “Soul Silence: A Unique Approach to Mastering the 11th Step” helps clients worldwide with his Inner Harmony Approach.
Dr. Amato has provided expert insight toward a Research Study with colleagues from Harvard, Duke, Georgetown, and other prestigious Institutions at the cutting edge of healthcare entitled “Mapping the Emergence of Integrative Medicine ”. He has worked closely with the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). He designed and instituted a holistic cancer care program using alternative modalities that was proven beneficial to cancer patients. Dr. Amato was the co-founder (with Andrew Weil, M.D.) and past chair of the National Integrative Medicine Council.
Dr. Amato is an international lecturer and presenter who travels extensively. He lectures on such topics as consciousness and culture, wellness and personal growth, engaged spirituality for businesses and the Inner Harmony Approach to Enlightened Living. Additionally, Dr. Amato has conducted and published his research in many peer-reviewed medical journals. He is certified by Jon Kabat-Zin (mindfulness) as well as Deepak Chopra (primordial sound meditation) and has been ordained as a lay Monk in the Mahayana Tradition of Buddhism by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Thich Nhat Hanh.
Dr. Amato has worked as a transformational and business consultant with organizations, individuals and groups in four key areas: education, health care, addiction recovery and corporate. Dr. Amato and the Inner Harmony Group have served as consultants on various business models worldwide.
Dr. Amato volunteered his time as a meditation instructor in the Pennsylvania State Corrections System and received a Distinguished Service integrative Award from the State. In the area of substance abuse rehabilitation centers, he has developed holistic recovery programs for adults and.
He strives to help his private clients understand their mind-body connection, while encouraging them to embrace the spiritual dimension of their lives. The model places a special emphasis on the value of nutrition to achieve optimal health as being integral to the Inner Harmony Wellness Center model.
Realizing that a new model for healthcare was needed, Peter founded and presides over the Inner Harmony Wellness Centers. Devoted to delivering a whole person, whole care, health and wellness model that combines the best of conventional medicine with alternative modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, biofeedback, nutritional assessments and counseling.
Peter has founded many companies including: Inner Harmony Group and Harmony Spa and Retreat. He was also Managing Partner of Integrative Life Centers. Peter was co-founder and past chair of the National Integrative Medicine Council and has worked closely with the American Cancer Society and the Center for Disease Control.
Peter is an international lecturer who travels extensively. For nearly two decades Peter has worked as a transformational consultant with organizations and groups in four key areas: education, healthcare, recovery and addiction and corporate.
Peter continues to work as a Doctor of Mind Body Medicine & Integrative Health at his practice, Harmony Mountain Center for Well-Being in Pennsylvania, and Inner Harmony Wellness Center in the Caribbean.
The Harmony Mountain Institute was thoughtfully designed to offer the peace and tranquility needed for individuals to leave their daily concerns behind and focus on their own inner work through transformative care, mediation, yoga, bodywork and deep discussion.
Dr. Amato strives to help his private clients, readers and retreat-goers fully understand their mind-body connection, while encouraging them to embrace the spiritual dimension in their everyday life.
By providing the tools to help individuals move beyond their comfort zones in order to achieve deep personal transformation, this transformation requires a Zen and serene environment, away from the chaos of everyday life.