Transcendental Meditation – the facts
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.
A comparative study, involving 1,295 people with high anxiety, found Transcendental Meditation was more effective than other approaches at reducing anxiety. The effect was greatest among people with the highest levels of long-term anxiety.
What people say
"For many years I had suffered anxiety and depression. I had been wired and unable to sleep. On learning TM, I gave up smoking instantly, my blood pressure dropped without any help either, and I haven't had an asthma attack since. But, best of all, no more worry, no more depression, no more raging bull. Now, only sleep, peace, contentment, happiness, balance."
– Sarah-Jane Quick, PA, Suffolk
"All these anxieties and fears and things that just kill us – all of those start going away. ... I have been ‘diving within' through the TM technique for over 30 years. It has changed my life, my world."
– David Lynch, award-winning film maker and artisht
"In my years as a GP I found TM to be a dignified form of self help for my patients, who often reported benefits such as reduced anxiety, less sense of stress, better sleep, improved wellbeing. It is completely safe and for many people makes a good alternative to time consuming therapies and is likely to reduce the need for medication, and this is consistent with the research findings."
- Dr Michael Musgrave, GP