Linda became a TM teacher in 1976, and has been working and teaching in the Oxford area ever since. She has an MA in the Psychology of Therapy and Counselling, and works for an employee assistance provider and Occupational Health. Linda has recently retired from NHS work after 27 years. She has found TM invaluable in managing a busy life, and looks forward to the enrichment and deep rest it brings. She appreciates the fact that TM is taught through a well-structured course, which enables people to feel secure in the experience and understanding of TM.
Please contact Linda if you would like to come to a talk at a different time from those advertised below.
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
Transcendental Meditation classes are offered by appointment in seven steps, at times convenient to you. The first 3 Steps can be taken in one session (Introductory lecture; Preparatory lecture; Personal interview).
Step 4 – Personal instruction in Transcendental Meditation and steps 5, 6 and 7 must be taken over 4 consecutive days for about 1.5 hrs each session. The courses often start on a Saturday, but Linda also teaches daytime courses if needed. We also provide a six-month follow up programme of regular checking and knowledge meetings, to ensure the best start and maximum benefits over time.