Dr. Mitch Abrams

Dr. Mitch Abrams

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Revolutionizing Mental Well-Being and Inspiring Transformation Through Science, Art, and Technology

Dr. Abrams is a visionary leader who is spearheading a paradigm shift in the way we approach and deliver wellness. Driven by profound passion and his own healing journey, Dr. Abrams inspires the implementation of mindful and heart-centered strategies in healthcare, organizations, and communities.

As a respected Canadian radiologist, professional speaker, certified Heartmath facilitator, and founder of NexGenHealth Ltd., Dr. Abrams brings a unique blend of expertise to his mission. He is also a certified educator of applied compassion through Stanford School of Medicine’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). Currently serving as an adjunct professor at the Michael G Degroote School of Medical Sciences, Dr. Abrams has also assumed the role of interim department chair of Diagnostic Imaging at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

His personal journey tells a compelling narrative of resilience and triumph. Within his first year of medical practice, he underwent urgent open-heart surgery to correct hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, transitioning from doctor to patient.

Returning to work, he quickly rose to become department chief, experiencing the full spectrum of the medical system. These firsthand encounters allowed Abrams to witness a disconnect between providers, administrators and patients, that propelled the next chapter in his career. Through the gift of enhanced empathy, born through his radical journey, Abrams identified a notable lack of compassionate connection in our healthcare system. The kind of compassion that he came to realize is essential for healing. Dr. Abrams was able to witness the prevailing “me versus you” mentality from various vantage points. These realizations became the catalyst for his pursuit of academic and experiential learning with practitioners around the globe, researching best practices and searching for more effective approaches to healing.

Groundbreaking findings in mind-body medicine and psychophysiology illuminate profound truths about human thriving. Dr. Abrams shares these discoveries, weaving together a tapestry of scientific research studies that challenge long-held beliefs, even among healthcare professionals themselves. His lectures and workshops shed light on the interconnected nature of the universe and its implications for mental health, self-care, work-life balance, and combating burnout. Moreover, Dr. Abrams emphasizes the science-based evidence behind connection, kindness, empathy, diversity, and inclusion which point organizations and communities toward a more productive and sustainable future.

By acknowledging our common humanity, Dr. Abrams highlights the pressing importance of reevaluating guiding principles that shape our approach to business and life. Collaboration and a collective understanding of our interconnectedness become paramount.

Audiences engaging with Dr. Abrams walk away with a new understanding of the science behind human thriving and the transformative power of connection and compassion. This experience invites a new level of curiosity and empowers individuals to commit to positive changes, both personally and professionally. Dr. Abrams offers a roadmap for building resilience, cultivating personal growth, and igniting advancement through passion and purpose.

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Overcoming Stress and Burnout in the Workplace: The Science of Heart

Stress and burnout have become increasingly prevalent issues that significantly impact our well-being and are predictors of disease. A 2017 survey by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, found that 44% of Canadian workers consider their workplaces to be psychologically unsafe and unhealthy due to stress, burnout, and depression. In 2021, the same commission reported that over 40% of Canadians experienced increased anxiety since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 50% reporting worsened mental health. Additionally, many individuals reported feeling lonely, isolated, hopeless, and helpless. These issues affect patients, employees, and leaders alike.

While employers are implementing stress reduction tactics, such as work-from-home and wellness benefits, they often do not address the root causes of stress. By introducing the organization to the evidence, skills and strategies taught in this workshop, employers begin to address the foundation of wellness for their people.

Program Description:
In this workshop, Dr. Abrams will illustrate the profound interconnection between the mind and body, and provide scientifically grounded insights into how addressing both is essential for achieving true healing and optimal health. Abrams is revolutionizing our approach to stress management, patient care, employee wellness, and is ultimately working toward improving the health and well-being of our communities.

We can all become practitioners healthcare:
Through this boundless healthcare approach, leaders are presented with a tremendous opportunity to become part of the solution, playing a key role in a preventative wellness model and positioning themselves as visionaries in their fields, leading by example.

If we wish to transform others, we must first transform ourselves.


  • Gain insight into cutting-edge health research on heart coherence, heart brain entrainment, mindfulness, resilience, and compassion
  • Explore the role of the heart in our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Experience practical skills to transform our biology
  • Understand how perceived connection impacts our health and wellness.
  • Discover accessible biofeedback technology for improving personal health and understand how this technology can help lay the foundation for a new approach to community wellness

Addressing Burnout For Healthcare Practitioners and Professionals: From Surviving to Thriving

Prior to COVID-19, the Canadian Medical Association Journal identified suicide as the only cause of mortality greater among physicians compared to non-physicians. Moreover, in our post-covid world, burnout, now recognized as a clinical diagnosis, is at an all-time high and permeates our society, extending its impact beyond the healthcare domain.

In this keynote, Dr. Abrams delves into his personal journey with burnout and the profound lessons he gleaned from his life-threatening illness, his role as a department chief, and his extensive exploration of novel approaches to health and wellness around the world. Through his poignant narrative, you will gain valuable insights that resonate with your own experiences, equipping you with the tools to navigate your individual path towards holistic well-being and personal growth.

You will gain insight into:

  • An understanding of the extent to which burnout affects our lives, our systems and our communities.
  • The truth about the practitioner experience in the current healthcare system from an insider’s perspective and how this translates into the healthcare we all receive.
  • The ramifications of burnout in the workplace and at home
  • A blueprint for a proactive and preventative approach to addressing burnout in all areas of society.

Stitching The Social Fabric Together: The Science of Connection, Diversity and Inclusion.

Prejudices created by social media, fake news and progressively polarizing politics continue to rip the social fabric apart.  How can we break this vicious downward spiral and shift the collective mindset? How do we cultivate harmonious relationships and remove preconceived biases? Dr. Mitch Abrams will discuss emerging science explaining our interconnectedness and a new narrative for a local-is-global model of healthcare. Dr. Mitch will provide strategies to build healthier communities – be it your family and friends, colleagues, and the global community at large.  He will introduce tangible ways that we can all play a role in stitching the social fabric together.

You will gain insight into:

  • The science of interconnectedness and its impact on your health and wellness
  • Biomagnetic energy fields and how our energies affect each other
  • Practical skills and strategies for establishing deep connections with others that can spark culture shifts within families, corporations and communities.

Healing From Within: Modern Science Meets Ancient Wisdom

Traditionally, science and spirituality were viewed as separate and even contradictory realms. However, the landscape is shifting as emerging research in Western science, particularly in quantum mechanics and psychophysiology, reveals new perspectives that harmonize with ancient wisdom. The scientific community is increasingly acknowledging the vital contributions of mind-body medical research to health, wellness, and the cultivation of thriving communities.

In this presentation, Dr. Mitch Abrams will explore the intersection of science and spirituality, providing simple exercises to help unlock your inherent capacity to thrive, establish deeper connections with those around you, and to feel more connected to something greater than self.

You will gain insight into:

  • A new framework for understanding energy that bridges the gap between modern science and ancient wisdom
  • Ways to integrate age-old mental exercises, spiritual wisdom, and cutting-edge scientific advancements, such as quantum physics, to help navigate the complexities of modern life with clarity, resilience, and a deep sense of connection to oneself and the world around you
  • The ways in which new biofeedback technology can be used by individuals and companies to improve personal and organizational health

The Science of Personal Transformation and Peak Potential

Our actions and thoughts are often dictated by ingrained patterns that are deeply rooted in our subconscious mind. However, emerging neuroscience and psychophysiology reveal that we all have the capacity to break old patterns and create new ones. This capacity to hack our subconscious mind is the next chapter in health and wellness, and is key to a proactive and preventative approach to health.

As human beings, we possess an incredible capacity for growth and resilience. Our ability to heal and perform at our best is deeply intertwined with our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The latest research in health science is shedding light on the powerful impact that these factors have on our overall well-being and success.

In this presentation, Dr. Abrams will empower audiences with knowledge of emerging research and new perspectives. He will provide effective skills and strategies for personal transformation and optimal performance.

You will gain insight into:

  • The latest science on the “Heart-Brain” connection and how to access higher levels of consciousness
  • The ways in which emotions and state of mind impact your mental faculties and ability to perform, while exploring the latest scientific findings on resilience, peak performance, and the feeling of being in the flow of life
  • Practical skills and strategies for disrupting old patterns and creating new ones to achieve personal transformation
  • How these techniques can be incorporated into corporate and community environments to promote a culture of growth and transformation
  • Innovative biofeedback technology that can be used to improve personal and organizational health

You’ll walk away with a new understanding of what it means to thrive, and actionable steps you can take in your own life to achieve optimal performance and fulfillment. Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your personal growth and transformation!

When Heart Speaks Louder Than Words

Only 10% of communication is related to the words we use, the remaining 90% is non-verbal related to your emotions and state of mind. Discover the transformative power of heart coherence in this groundbreaking program. Delve into emerging research in psychophysiology, unveiling the intricate language of the body in interpersonal connections. Learn invaluable techniques to harmonize your mind, emotions, and heart, empowering you to communicate with authenticity, compassion, and resonance. Embrace the profound shift from blame to self-reflection, unleashing the true potential of heartfelt communication for profound connections and transformative outcomes in your interactions with loved ones, colleagues, and beyond.

You will gain insight into:

  • The role of the heart in communication
  • Techniques that will help you tune into your heart thereby deepening the human experience and bring truth, authenticity and compassion into all of your communication
  • Strategies that support healthier social environments, from the home to the workplace, fostering a sense of peace and enhancing creativity and productivity

The Art and Science of Agreement

For as long as history has been recorded, humans have suffered with a sense of fear of the “other” which has translated into deep-rooted belief systems and manifests as superiority and arrogance at best and at worst, hate, aggression and war.

How do we cultivate harmonious relationships and remove preconceived biases? How can we, once and for all, break this unhealthy and dangerous belief of separateness and superiority and effectively shift the collective mindset to help foster shared respect for all human beings?

Join Dr. Mitch Abrams as he reveals emerging science that helps to explain the truth about our energetic interconnected relationships with one another. Immerse yourself in an innovative evidence-based approach to the ways in which we thrive individually and collectively. When human beings achieve physical, mental, spiritual and energetic health, we are inherently called to peace. Caring for ourselves is a critical step in cultivating harmonious relationships with others.

Dr. Abrams will discuss a local-is-global model of healthcare, and provide strategies to build healthier communities – be it your family and friends, colleagues, or the global community at large. Self-care is an essential ingredient in the future of a peaceful global social ecosystem. The audience will be introduced to tangible ways to participate in stitching the social fabric together.

You will gain insight into:

  • The science of interconnectedness and its impact on your health and wellness
  • How our hearts communicate energetically with one another and encode emotional information within our heart rhythms
  • The ways in which we can cultivate compassion and states of coherence in our own bodies and how this affects those around us
  • Practical skills and strategies to support human connection and to help spark cultural shifts within families, communities and organizations

Energy Fellowship: A workshop for Healthcare Professionals (6 CMEs)

Module 1: Energy 101
Einstein famously said, “Everything is energy.” He also said that “The future of medicine is the medicine of frequencies.”  As we delve into Einstein’s powerful insights, discover how this understanding of energy fits into our most advanced knowledge of the medical sciences, mental health and human existence.

This evidence-based module presents a comprehensive framework that will transform your perception of yourself as an energetic being. You will begin to contemplate how our modern technologies such as MRI and CT machines are in fact utilizing these basic truths of energy in order to generate the images we use in modern medicine.

Dr. Abrams will explore the fascinating realm of soft technology within the human body, and our capacity to intentionally affect it.  We can each tap into our true potential of health and wellness, resilience and performance.  Join Dr. Abrams as he illuminates this emerging frontier in healthcare.

Module 2: Energize

Knowledge is just the beginning. Experience a profound shift as you embody newfound perspectives and practical wisdom. Learn to identify and halt energy drainages while mastering techniques to recharge and optimize your energetic state. Acquire valuable strategies for real-world application and gain access to tools that allow you to measure and track your ongoing progress. This module empowers you to take control of your energy for enhanced well-being

Module 3: Synergize

Explore the science behind our interconnectedness and its implications for individual and community health. Dr. Abrams uncovers the scientific foundations of our interdependent existence, accompanied by experiential exercises that foster deep heart-to-heart connections and physiological coupling. Discover effective strategies to engage with your communities, whether they are your friends, family, or colleagues. Additionally, learn to quantify and measure the impact of this interconnected energy.

Module 4: Emerge Realigned – Empowering Transformation for Personal and Professional Impact

Unleash the power of knowledge and action in your life and practice.  Now armed with a wealth of knowledge, skills, and strategies, this module empowers you to not only contribute to a transformative movement but also implement these learnings in your own life, healthcare practices, and patient care. Recognize the meaningful impact just one person can make, in laying the foundation for a new approach to community health.

In this course you will:

  • Integrate cutting-edge insights from various clinical research fields about the interconnectedness of science, energy, self-care, and meditation.
  • Explore “Social Coherence,” which involves the harmonization of heart and bio-rhythms among groups.
  • Learn to effectively utilize biofeedback technology as a valuable tool for tracking and enhancing meditative practices.
  • Develop essential skills to mitigate burnout, manage stress, and enhance resilience, thereby optimizing your performance.
  • Acquire practical skills, innovative protocols, and techniques to empower your patients and clients in their journey towards improved well-being.
  • Experience greater joy, happiness, and job satisfaction through transformative self-reflective exercises. This course is your pathway to enhanced self-care and optimal well-being.
  • Upon completion of the course, receive a NexGenHealth certification. This certification serves as a valuable credential that can be utilized in patient communication, marketing efforts, and prominently displayed on your business cards.  By obtaining this NexGenHealth certification, you not only demonstrate your dedication to continuous learning but also underscore your commitment to embracing a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of science, energy, self-care, and meditation. This certification serves as a testament to your expertise in integrating this vital knowledge into your professional endeavors, enhancing your ability to provide comprehensive and balanced care and support to your patients and clients, aligned with emerging research and best practices.
  • Receive 6 CME credits:
    • The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • The Royal College will recognize the number of hours that learners participate in this activity as MOC Program Section 1 accredited group learning credits.

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Dr. Mitch is a bold and dynamic speaker who captivates his audience through a totally unique and brilliant explanation of individual, organizational and global health. He’s able to scientifically describe energy and explain how individuals and organizations can unlock their potential by embodying these perspectives and best managing their energy. Women in particular have been affected by the stress born from this pandemic and will benefit exponentially from Dr. Mitch’s programs. As women take on disproportionate childcare and household responsibilities, they often do not have the bandwidth to care for their own mental health. Dr. Mitch’s programs provide a desperately needed roadmap, particularly for the most stressed, burned out and overburdened among us, to begin rekindling their vitality and intrinsic health. His message is truly a paradigm shift that we all need to understand and is as relevant to each individual as it is for influential business and global leaders.

RLR & Associates Inc.

This was such an enjoyable and inspiring experience! Every lecture was engaging and thought-provoking, with exercises that demonstrated the power of the knowledge shared. Dr. Mitch presents a solid, science-backed case for a conscious healthcare model that would greatly benefit healthcare workers and patients alike.

Jackie Obermeyer, Ph.D., Canada

Dr. Mitchell Abram’s session on The Science of Consciousness was incredibly insightful. Even through a virtual platform, Mitch is engaging and made it easy to connect to the topic. Not only was the information applicable to medical practice, but also useful to all participants in their daily lives with applicable and tangible takeaways.

Melanie Osmond; Event Assistant, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

I work with special education students and my own children have ADHD and anxiety. I cannot wait to teach my children and my students the LaSeRR protocol and help them learn to self-regulate better. I am confident that with regular practice their marks will improve, their focus will improve and their connections with others will improve. This small change will ultimately have a HUGE impact for their lives. I am so excited. Thank you for sharing your passion with all of us.

Shana, Toronto (Teacher and Head of Special Education)

What a lovely way to be a part of something. In a world where I have been feeling very lost, I now feel like I’m part of something. It feels like I can help and serve others as well as myself. It’s not just self-care, it’s taking care of us all. To have this sense of togetherness and community, especially at a time like this has been so impactful for me. I wholeheartedly am beyond grateful for this opportunity to heal myself and others

Christina Fraleigh, MRT Canada

Dr. Mitch is a unique and insightful speaker who led a thought-provoking webinar on health, both mental and physical, for our clients. We received positive feedback and are grateful for the valuable insights and tools he provided to the attendees. The inclusion of practical knowledge and exercises was especially helpful.

Benjamin Klein, Portfolio Manager Director, Baskin Wealth Management

Mitch’s talk is inspiring and so relevant in today’s world! So encouraging to see Mitch brings this topic on consciousness and Heart/ brain synchronicity into the western model of care! He is eloquent and I can tell he really speaks from the heart! My mother and I enjoyed the talk! Thank you!

Ainee Chung, ND

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