Gemma Kauffman is a certified TM teacher based in East London. She is a practising visual artist, creative coach and founder / creative director of Dream of Life, a Community Interest Company that provides a safe creative space for young women facing mental health challenges.
"Learning TM five years ago was a game changer for me. After years of battling stress, anxiety and adrenal fatigue, practicing TM got my health got back on track. I noticed that I started to think more clearly and that my confidence and creativity steadily increased.
After I experienced such powerful transformation, it was a natural progression to train as a TM teacher to share this technique with as many people as possible!"
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.
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 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.
Courses of Instruction
Courses of instruction in Transcendental Meditation are run regularly on demand - currently that's once a month. Please note that you will need to attend an introductory talk prior to taking a course.
The course consists of one-and-a-half hour sessions on 4 consecutive days. However the fee includes optional, but highly recommended, ongoing group and individual sessions for the next 6 months which are not listed here.
The first day's session is at an individual appointment time for one-to-one instruction in the technique sometime at mutual convenience during the day, usually on a Saturday, with the three group meetings following this being held on the next three days, usually at 6.30pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
A daytime course, an all-weekend course, or an early morning course option is also available by arrangement - please feel free to contact us.