Helping to reduce the number of veterans who
commit suicide every day from 21 to zero
by bringing Transcendental Meditation
to all veterans and their families.
Transcendental Meditation® is a simple, easily-learned technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair with the eyes closed. During TM®, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is deeply settled yet wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, and focus.
RESEARCH AND OUTCOMES
48% decrease in heart attack and stroke for patients with coronary artery disease who practice TM (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2012)
Significant improvement in quality of life for breast cancer patients who practice TM (Integrative Cancer Therapies, 2009)
Additional findings on the benefits of TM® for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault include:
Reduced flashbacks and bad memories (Military Medicine 176 (6): 626-630, 2011)
Greater resistance to stress (Psychosomatic Medicine 35:341-349, 1973)
Twice the effectiveness of conventional approaches for reducing alcoholism and substance abuse (Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 13-87, 1994)
42% decrease in insomnia (Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212-215, 1985)
TM is twice as effective as other relaxation techniques for decreasing trait anxiety (Journal of Clinical Psychology 45 (6): 957-974, 1989)
Improved quality of life (Military Medicine 176 (6): 626-630, 2011)