Duncan and Jackie Paterson have decades of experience as both practitioners and teachers of Transcendental Meditation. Duncan manages his own alternative energy company and has taught TM in the UK and Russia. Jackie has an Occupational Therapy degree and has worked in health and social care, as well as education. If you live in the Highlands, Moray, or Aberdeen area you can learn TM with Duncan and Jackie. Courses are held regularly at their Meditation Chalet in Aberdeen; or their family home in Moray. It is possible to attend the whole course in person, or you can choose to integrate the course with the TM App once you have received your Personal Instruction.
To find out more about learning TM, please email Jackie in the first instance. She will be happy to arrange a chat, book a Zoom introductory talk, or direct you to the next online talk.
Courses of Instruction
Duncan and Jackie Paterson run regular courses of instruction in Transcendental Meditation in Aberdeenshire and Moray. Please contact Jackie by using the "contact us" form if you have any questions or would like details of upcoming courses.
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.