Introductory talks

This is the first step in learning Transcendental Meditation. Barry, your local teacher, will explain how learning this simple technique may benefit you personally, how it differs from other practices and the structure of the course itself. There will also be ample opportunity to have your questions answered and to discuss your circumstances in private.

To arrange a talk or simply have a chat with Barry, please call 01394 420455. Alternatively, you can send an email.

Introductory talks are free of charge and by attending, you are under no obligation to learn.


In May, Dr Charlotte Bech, a medical doctor,surgeon and expert on natural medicine from Copenhagen, will be speaking in Colchester on "Freedom from Stress".
Dr Bech is the author of seven books on health, two of which have been best sellers in Denmark, on the topics of healthy diet, fertility, hormones, women's health and children's health. She has a weekly column in the largest national ladies' magazine in Denmark and is frequently on Danish radio and TV.   Read more


Date Time Location Title Places Sortable Date
Wed May 9th 19:30 Freedom from Stress Talks, Colchester Freedom from Stress Talk, with Dr Charlotte Bech, Firstsite, High Street, Colchester, CO11 1JH, Freedom From Stress Available Details 20180509
Thu May 10th 14:00 Essex University, Wivenhoe Park Freedom from Stress Talk, with Dr Charlotte Bech, Room 1N1.4.1, Essex University, Wivenhoe Park, CO4 3SQ, Freedom From Stress Available Details 20180510
Sun May 6th 14:30 Freedom from Stress Talks, Colcheste Freedom from Stress Talk, with Dr Charlotte Bech, Firstsite, High Street, Colchester, CO11 1JH, Freedom From Stress Available Details 20180506
video: Charlotte Bech

About the speaker

Dr Bech studied medicine at Copenhagen University and she has taught at the medical school there. She has worked as a surgeon in gastrointestinal surgery, ­­­­as a medical doctor in the area of hematology at the most renowned referral hospital in Denmark and in the field of internal medicine/obstetrics in Tennessee, USA. She has her own private clinic in Copenhagen, supplementing modern medicine with Ayurveda, the world's oldest system of natural medicine

Courses to Learn Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation classes are offered by appointment, at times and in a location most convenient for you - for example at a private address in Colchester, your own home, another venue in North Essex, or at Barry's home in Rendlesham, Suffolk.

Personal instruction in Transcendental Meditation takes place on four consecutive days for about one-and-a half hours each session. These are most often on a Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, outside normal working hours but other days are often possible.

As part of the course fee, we offer a six-month follow up programme of regular checking and knowledge meetings, to ensure the best start and maximum benefits over time.

An effortless technique

Personal experience on day of learning TM:

"Without knowing what to expect, I began to drift down into deeper and deeper levels of relaxation, as if I were sinking into my chair. Then for some time, perhaps a minute or a few minutes, I experienced a silent, inner state of no thoughts, just pure awareness and nothing else; then again I became aware of my surroundings. It left me with a deep sense of ease, inner renewal and happiness."