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Transcendental Meditation can reduce PTSD symptoms and use of medications

Christopher Bergland writes for Psychology Today, 13 January 2016:

“A new study reports that regular practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to reduce, or even eliminate, their use of psychotropic medications (link is external) and to better control the often-debilitating symptoms of PTSD.

Transcendental Meditation is a specific type of focused meditation that takes practitioners from a state of noisy thinking to a state of inner quietness. Practicing TM reduces stress hormones by activating the “tend-and-befriend” or “rest-and-digest” functions of the parasympathetic nervous system (link is external), while calming the sympathetic nervous system (link is external), which stimulates the “fight-or-flight” response.

The January 2016 study, “Clinical Case Series: Treatment of PTSD With Transcendental Meditation in Active Duty Military Personnel (link is external),” was published in the journal Military Medicine.

This study included 74 active-duty service members with PTSD or anxiety disorder. Many of the participants had experienced multiple deployments in recent years and were seeking treatment for PTSD at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic (link is external) at Fort Gordon, Georgia.” ….

Read more on https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201601/meditation-reduces-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms


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New music video: PEACE ON EARTH

Published 12 January 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CREATING PEACE:
• Global Union of Scientists for Peace – gusp.org

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PURCHASE THE SONG:
• iTunes – smarturl.it/nox8ro
• Spotify – smarturl.it/eba6jb
• Brad Moses songs on Amazon – smarturl.it/lvaemv  – Amazon Deutschland hier.
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• Lead vocal, guitars, bass, and digital drumming performed by Brad Moses
• Harmonies by Peter Arnold, Keenan Black, Elora Hans-Price, and Jessica Pollack
• Music by Craig Pearson & Brad Moses
• Lyrics by Craig Pearson
• Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Brad Moses
• Video produced and edited by Craig Pearson
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THANK YOU
• To Spanish videographer Manuel Gracia Gonzalez for permission to use some clips from his beautiful film “Otoño a orillas del rio,” available on Vimeo.com.
• To Irish videographer Carl Redmond for permission to use some clips from his film “Kids Playing Morriscastle Co Wexford,” also on Vimeo.
• To The Stig and Ludmilla (their Flickr names) for permission to use clips from their videos.
• To Erich Pearson for artwork.

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LYRICS
Close your eyes and make a wish as big as it can be
Make a wish for all the world — let your mind float free
Close your eyes and make a wish for all humanity
What would most amaze the world if we woke one day to see?

Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth

Close your eyes — the perfect peace is waiting deep inside
It waits for you — wake it up — it will wrap the world wide

Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth

All the anger and the fighting will simply fade away
as the shadows of the night fade before the light
at the dawning of the day

Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth

Close your eyes and make a wish as big as it can be
Make a wish for all the world — let your mind float free
Close your eyes and make a wish for all humanity
What would most amaze the world if we woke one day to see?

Vasudeva kutum bakam
Heyam dhukam anagatam
Vasudeva kutum bakam
Heyam dhukam anagatam

Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth
Peace on earth . . . peace on earth

© Brad Moses & Craig Pearson

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