Doctor Of Natural Medicine, Thought Leader, Zen Master, Yoga Master, Reiki Master, Chopra Center Certified Instructor & LA Times Best Selling Author
Inner Harmony Wellness
Realizing that a new model for healthcare was needed, Peter founded and presides over the Inner Harmony Wellness Centers. Dr. Amato is 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 assessment, and counseling.
Peter has founded many companies, including: Inner Harmony Group and Harmony Spa and Retreat. He was also the 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, Inner Harmony Wellness Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Harmony Mountain Institute
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, meditation, 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.
Dr. Amato provides the tools to help individuals move beyond their comfort zones in order to achieve deep personal transformation. The Harmony Mountain Institute provides the perfect serene Zen environment, away from the stress and chaos of everyday life.
Dr. Amato’s initial career involved operating a family chain of automotive companies. This allowed him to create an astute business acumen and subsequent wealth at an early age. The material perks were not ultimately fulfilling, and Peter’s desire to answer life’s bigger questions led him to study with some of the most prominent names in the conscious movement.
Dr. 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.
Peter’s Life Passion
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 has taken that one step further to also be a pioneer for the new holistic health model that serves people from all walks of life to help them achieve lasting health, wellness, and inner peace.
As a successful Los Angeles Times best-selling author, his book “Soul Silence: A Unique Approach to Mastering the 11th Step” helps clients worldwide to master the 11th step of the 12 Step Program. Peter promotes deep and lasting healing in individuals who have suffered from chronic health conditions and addiction.
A commitment to wellness excellence and research
Dr. Amato provided expert insight for 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 have 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.
For nearly two decades
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.
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.