Learn meditation in Colchester

Freedom from Stress

Dr 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.

What is
Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a simple technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.

It is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over ten million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learned TM.

"It is our birth right to be happy, to be alert..."

Hugh Jackman talks about TM

TM's scientifically proven health benefits

Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health and more

What happens when you meditate?

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It is completely different as it involves no concentrating or focusing, no trying to "empty the mind".

What people are saying
about Transcendental Meditation


"TM blew everything away"

Jerry Seinfeld:

"It's like a charger for your mind and body"

Ray Dalio & Martin Scorcese

"It brought me a clarity"
"That 20 mins is a god send"

Ellen DeGeneres:

"It's the only time I have stillness...It is a beautiful experience"

  • TM is the only meditation practice that has been shown to reduce blood pressure…all other meditation techniques, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are not recommended in clinical practice to lower blood pressure.

  • Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it's relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results"

  • According to both the Australian CSIRO and American Heart Association (AHA), the TM technique is the only meditation technique that has been shown to effectively reduce high blood pressure.

  • A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.

How is Transcendental Meditation different
from other meditations?

Compared to other meditations TM is different in two ways.

1. Absolutely effortless

  • No concentrating
  • No control of the mind
  • No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
  • No trying to "empty the mind"
  • Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD

2. Proven effective

TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more. We guarantee it.

Barry Spivak, Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation

Barry Spivack trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1977 after graduating with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He taught TM part-time whilst also working in the furniture industry, both manufacturing and retail, where he was director of operations. Barry enjoys teaching members of the public to meditate but also enjoys working with the NHS, Essex University, local companies and partnering with other institutions in Essex to help people who are at risk.

TM can change your life
Find out more at an info session

    • Thu Oct 3rd 16:00 Introduction to Transcendental Meditation
      Introduction to Transcendental Meditation, Colchester Life Force, 3 East Hill, Colchester, CO1 2QL
    • Thu Oct 3rd 20:00 Introduction to Transcendental Meditation
      Introduction to Transcendental Meditation, Colchester Life Force, 3 East Hill, Colchester, CO1 2QL
    • Sat Oct 5th 10:00 Introduction to Transcendental Meditation
      Introduction to Transcendental Meditation, Colchester Life Force, 3 East Hill, Colchester, CO1 2QL
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Colchester TM Centre

Barry Spivack
Call 01394 420 455
Email barry.spivack@tm.org

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.