Take the first step Learn meditation in Cotswolds

Experienced TM Teacher – Nigel Barlow
Nigel has been teaching TM for several decades now, and welcomes you to the Cotswolds TM centre. After qualifying as a barrister, he left the law for a career as a professional speaker and author on the topics of creativity, innovation and leadership. He has worked with many of the world's leading brands, and is now focussing on his first love, teaching the wonderful technique of TM to individuals. Nigel is a trustee of the David Lynch Foundation, a charity that introduces TM to our most at- risk populations. He also teaches professionals in all fields, to help them overcome stress, develop creativity and emotional resilience.

Take the first step

Public introductory talks are currently being replaced with online webinars.

Register for an online info session

The first step is to attend a free introductory talk or "Info Session".
This will be presented by a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and generally takes about 1 hour. You will find out:

  • Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety
  • Why anyone can practise TM
  • What benefits you can realistically expect
  • How it works – the process of transcending
  • How TM differs from other meditations
  • What happens during TM

Following the talk there will be an opportunity to meet privately with the Teacher to discuss personal considerations.

The talk is a prerequisite to joining a course of instruction in TM, but there is no commitment to learn. It is open to everyone even if you only have a mild curiosity! Feel free to bring a friend.

    • Sat Dec 4th 14:00 Free Introduction to Transcendental Meditation
      Cotswolds Online Zoom call-access details by email when you have booked

Courses of Instruction

Please contact us on 07801 482 952 for full details and starting dates of upcoming courses.

Cotswolds TM Centre

Pigeon Close, 6, Calcot, Cheltenham, United Kingdom,GL54 3JZ
Contact : Nigel Barlow
Call or SMS: 07801 482952
Email: nigelbarlow@tm.org

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

Jerry Seinfeld:

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

Jess

"TM blew everything away"

Ray Dalio & Martin Scorcese

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

Cameron Diaz

"TM makes me feel whole again."

  • 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.