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TM - a natural solution to ease anxiety and depression
Research has found that TM is the most effective meditation to relieve anxiety. It is an effortless, natural technique that can help end the self-perpetuating cycle of stress, anxiety and depression - which are both so common today.
Scientific research has shown that the special quality of rest gained from Transcendental Meditation settles both mind and body, and the nervous reaction to stress is lessened. Subsequently many of the symptoms that you may experience, including worry, panic attacks, bipolar swings, social anxiety and phobia decrease and can become a thing of the past.
Whether your symptoms have resulted from stressful or disheartening events or circumstances, or whether they always seem to have been there, sustained regular practice of Transcendental Meditation can, in time, help you deal with life's challenges without anxiety and depression.
Stanford University study
This analysis of all 146 published studies on relaxation and anxiety showed that Transcendental Meditation was twice as effective in reducing anxiety as other techniques including the relaxation response, systematic muscular relaxation, and muscle biofeedback. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
How TM relieves stress
"The profound relaxation, and the ease with which people adopt this technique – which is so simple to learn no matter what background, intellect or age – makes Transcendental Meditation stand out from other relaxation techniques. The special state of restful alertness that it produces accounts for the profound effects of Transcendental Meditation on physiology, mind, and emotions – including anxiety and depression."
Bernadette van den Hout,Psychiatrist, NHS
MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
Georgetown University Medical School, author of "Transcendence"
"Anxiety in all its various forms will generally respond well to Transcendental Meditation. Even in those people already receiving treatment for anxiety, adding TM to the mix often means that their drug levels can be lowered as their response improves."
award-winning film maker and artist:
"I have been ‘diving within' through the TM technique for over 30 years. It has changed my life, my world … All these anxieties and fears and things that just kill us – all of those start going away."