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The Transcendental Meditation Program’s Impact on the Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder of Veterans: An Uncontrolled Pilot Study

Robert E Herron, Ph.D., MBA Brian Rees, M.D., MPH, MC, USAR (Ret.)

Military Medicine
Published: 29 December 2017

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There’s still time to double your impact!


21 vets take their own lives every day; more than 7,000 a year. You can help ease their suffering and save their lives with your gift today!

With 2017 drawing to a close, time is running out to make a year-end, tax-deductible gift. If you have already given, thank you so much for your generosity. If not, I urge you to make a generous year-end donation today—now, while your gift will double in value thanks to the Matching Gift Challenge.


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A New Science for Peace: Research on Transcendental Meditation, the Brain, Trauma, and Peace

Watch Live on Tuesday, December 5th at 9:00AM (EST)

Join Candy Crowley, Dr. John Hagelin, Jeffrey Abramson, Dr. George H. Rutherford, John Wolf, Rena Boone, and other leaders on Tuesday, December 5th for a live webcast of the summit “A New Science for Peace” from 9 AM – 12 PM (EST). You can stream the webcast HERE.

The David Lynch Foundation’s Abramson Center for Peace will be hosting this summit to highlight 40 years of research and clinical experience utilizing the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique as an intervention for reducing trauma and violence among individuals, and within society as a whole.

Tune in on Tuesday at 9 AM (EST)!

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Central Saanich Police Service and Area Police Officers Benefit from TranscendentalMeditation

The Canadian Women’s Wellness Initiative—the women’s wing of the Transcendental Meditation organization in Canada—has partnered with the Central Saanich Police Service [CSPS] near Victoria, British Columbia to offer Transcendental Meditation to their officers and staff. Given how stressful law enforcement can be, this comes as welcome news, for police officers and the general public.

Helen Foster-Grimmett (see photo), a longtime certified TM Teacher and Director for Women at the Victoria, British Columbia TM Center, read a CBC News report on a 2015 study that found more than 30 per cent of Vancouver police officers have PTSD.

The study, conducted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University psychologist Lisa Kitt for the Vancouver Police Union, surveyed officers in the Vancouver Police Department. Of the 1,100 officers who were emailed questionnaires, 765 replied, a participation rate of more than 70 per cent, which is considered extraordinarily high for a social sciences study. The report found that approximately 32 per cent of the respondents were in the diagnostic range of PTSD. …
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AOL Build Learns about DLF and Why Ellen DeGeneres and Katy Perry Meditate

The David Lynch Foundation (DLF), a global charitable organization that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations, hosted “Change Begins Within: Healing the Hidden Wounds of War”, a benefit dinner and conversation. The proceeds will benefit David Lynch Foundation programs, including the Center for Excellence in Military Health, a division of the David Lynch Foundation helping veterans and those in the armed services dealing with post-traumatic stress (PTS). DLF CEO Bob Roth joins BUILD to speak on the organization.




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Hollywood Filmmaker Believes Meditation Could Help Curb Crime In Philly

…  “Philadelphia was very very very good to me,” says Lynch.

Now he wants to return the favor to Philadelphia by giving the gift of “Transcendental Meditation.”

“Transcendental Meditation is not a religion. It’s not a cult. It’s a mental technique,” said Lynch, who runs a foundation in his name to teach TM.

He says it allows adults and kids to experience the deepest level of life.

“You’re given a mantra. The mantra you’re given in transcendental meditation is just like a law of nature. Designed for a specific purpose and that purpose is to turn the awareness from out out out 180 degrees to within within within. It’s easy and effortless it does not involve trying,” said Lynch.

And he says he wants to take that approach to Philly’s schools to stop violence, including some of the smallest behavior problems.

“Pretty books, painting the school room isn’t going to do a damn thing for this. You gotta get these kids diving in, transcending everyday,” he says. …”

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