Transcendental Meditation is an investment in your health
Vasandhara Thoroughgood, Colchester GP
Book into an online talk with your local certified teacher, Barry Spivack.
If you would prefer a personal presentation about Transcendental Meditation either in person or over the phone then call Barry Spivack on 01394 420455.
Barry 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.
Barry is an expert on the effects of TM on society and has co-authored a book on this subject, An Antidote to Violence: Evaluating the Evidence, which will be available in June 2020.
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.
Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health and more
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".
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.
Compared to other meditations TM is different in two ways.
1. Absolutely effortless
2. Proven effective
TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more.
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.