Enjoy peaceful relaxation and freedom from anxiety

Nature provides us with the instinctive 'fight or flight' response to external threats, but when the physiology is out of balance this response gets triggered too often and for the wrong reasons. If you are able to rebalance the nervous system naturally then when life unfolds its challenges you can take things much more as it comes. The secret lies in dissolving the stresses and strains in the nervous system which have accumlated over time. This then allows the mind to be free from worries, anxieties or fears. 

By naturally allowing any negative emotions like fear and anxiety to dissolve, life becomes more fulfilling and the body enjoys better health.

"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."

Dr Norman Rosenthal, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, previously NIMH Senior Researcher, author of "Transcendence".

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.


How does TM Work?

Transcendental Meditation allows the nervous system to access a special quality of rest different from ordinary rest and relaxation - and in some ways deeper than sleep. It allows the brain to break out of the cycle of stress. The frontal lobes of the brain are then able to coordinate mind and emotions, and you see life in perspective once again.

Transcendental Meditation is simple and easy. You don't have to develop a skill. You don't need any aptitude. It's just a matter of creating the conditions for a built-in physiological response to take place. It's very different from other forms of meditation.

Learning to meditate

Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn. Even children as young as 10 can do it without difficulty, and there is a special version for the under 10s.

TM allows the mind to settle in an automatic and effortless way. It is not controlling or training the mind. It is not trying to be in the now nor is it a change of attitude, belief or value system. It's not positive or wishful thinking.

The mind is automatically drawn to more silent levels of the mind because those levels are more charming. It's the same way your mind is attracted, or drawn, to your favourite song without any conscious effort. This natural settling of the mind happens effortlessly and spontaneously during Transcendental Meditation.

Even after the first one-to-one session with a qualified teacher, you can meditate effectively, by yourself at home. Follow up sessions take place over the next 3 consecutive days (approximately 1½ hours each day). Over the next 6 months individual and group sessions are also available at your local centre to ensure you have all the knowledge and experience necessary to gain maximum benefits from this very simple yet profound technique.

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What the Media is saying about TM

Time Magazine


BBC News: Meditation lowers blood pressure

"Transcendental meditation may be one way to keep the heart healthy, say researchers who have discovered how it keeps blood pressure low."

FT: Financial Times "Meditate to sharpen your assertive edge"

"TM helps people 'become more dynamic, more focused, more creative and yet not consumed by stress' … 'it's unlikely [aggressive Type-A personalities] will be de-fanged and turned into a Type-B, by meditating. But they might feel less tense'."

The Guardian: Does TM work?

On 1 March 2014, one of the biggest British national daily newspapers, The Guardian, published a long article on the Transcendental Meditation practice. Staff journalist Stuart Heritage approached the topic from a very personal perspective: "First he tried sleep apps, then a flotation tank, then mindfulness – but nothing would stop the chatter in Stuart Heritage's increasingly exhausted mind. Would Transcendental Meditation, currently enjoying a revival, do the trick?"  Peppered by tongue-in-cheek humour, the article has created quite a stir in Britain. According to trustworthy sources, the interest in learning the TM technique has simply skyrocketed in the weeks following the publication of the story.

Time Magazine: TM for PTSD

Time Magazine: TM for PTSD "a peer-reviewed study finds that TM may have helped to alleviate symptoms of PTSD and improve quality of life in veterans of OEF/OIF with combat-related PTSD."

Some successful TM Practitioners




Nicole Kidman


Jim Carrey


Jennifer Aniston


Ellen Degeneres


Oprah Winfrey


David Lynch


Paul McCartney


Clint Eastwood







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