Increased Physiological Calmness in Executives and Workers
A study of executives and workers in the automotive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, participants showed increased physiological calmness, as assessed both during rest and during task performance, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 6: 245–262, 1993
Patients seeking treatment for traumatic stress who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme showed a significant reduction in symptoms of stress disorder in comparison to those receiving psychotherapy.Ref.Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212-215, 1985
Decreased Stress Response
University students who learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique displayed decreased stress response after 10 week of practice, in contrast to greater stress response among students randomly assigned to a delayed-start condition. Reduced stress response was measured as quicker physiological habituation to the stressful stimulus of a loud noise. Students learning the Transcendental Meditation Technique also showed increased integration of brain functioning and decreased sleepiness in comparison to controls.Ref.International Journal of Psychophysiology 71: 170–176, 2009
Decreased Stress among Managers
A three-month prospective study of managers at a medical equipment company found that those who learned Transcendental Meditation, compared with matched controls, showed a significant reduction on a standardized measure of perceived stress measuring the degree to which situations in one’s life are perceived as overloading, uncontrollable or unpredictable.Ref.Dissertation Abstracts International 57(6): 4068B, 1996
Decreased Stress During Task Performance
A study of executives and workers in the automotive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, participants showed decreased physiological stress (reduced skin conductance) during performance of a task, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 6: 245–262, 1993
Calmer Style of Physiological Functioning: Less Stress in Daily Activity
A meta-analysis found that those who practise Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, in contrast to controls, show outside of meditation a calmer style of physiological functioning, as indicated by lower levels of respiration rate, heart rate, spontaneous skin resistance responses, and plasma lactate.Ref.American Psychologist 42: 879–881, 1987
Quicker Recovery from Stress
Those who practise the Transcendental Meditation Programme showed more rapid physiological recovery (measured by galvanic skin resistance) from the stress of a loud sound. A series of sounds was presented, and after fewer presentations the sound did not cause a stress response among TM practitioners.Ref.Psychosomatic Medicine 35: 341–349, 1973
Greater Physiological Stability
Those who practice the Transcendental Meditation Programme show more stability of the autonomic nervous system, as indicated by less frequent spontaneous skin resistance fluctuations (greater time between fluctuations).Ref.Psychosomatic Medicine 35: 341–349, 1973
Decreased Stress, Anxiety, and ADHD Symptoms
School students with a current diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique displayed after three months reduced stress, anxiety, and ADHD symptoms, as rated both by teachers and by themselves. The p-value on the chart indicates improvement as determined by a multivariate test for the following subscales: anxious/depresses, withdrawn/depressed, affective problems, anxiety problems, attention problems, ADHD problems, and total problems; the bars on the chart indicate change on the total problems subscale.Ref.Current Issues in Education 10(2), 2008. [Online]
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I have done so many meditation courses, but there was always something that felt not right; I missed something. I did not feel satisfied. When I learned TM, it felt just like coming home to me. Finally I have found it.
Nina Van Herwegen, 30 jaar
This technique is truly one of a kind.
I am meditating now for almost 30 years and my general health is excellent, especially when compared to my peers. Not only did it make my creativity grow remarkably, but also my ability to deal with a team of employees and actors in an inspiring and stimulating way.
I am still amazed on a daily basis to see how such a simple, natural technique can generate so many positive effects. And it is also nice to do.
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