“We took all of the lowest performing students and put them into one special class… that class is now above the highest performing class that we have… The data’s there.”— Margaret Brissett-Bolt, Principal Holy Trinity High School Jamaica, Former Official of the Ministry of Education, Leading Jamaican Educator
Improving Student and School Performance, Reducing Violence, Giving Hope, Creating a New Model for Jamaican Education
The David Lynch Foundation and the Jamaica Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education are working with schools, educational leaders, parents, and community organizations to:
• Improve school climate and academic outcomes
• Bring the healing effects of the TM technique to highly challenged students from broken homes and stress-ridden, violent neighborhoods
• Empower students to become the best that they can be
• Implement a student and school development program which can effectively solve Jamaica’s educational crisis
• Create the first, permanent, Consciousness-Based Education program in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and establish a permanent peace-creating group for the Caribbean Nations
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.” ….
Thousands of women professionals in New York City are enjoying the benefits of the easy-to-learn, evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for overcoming stress, improving performance, and enhancing work-life balance in their lives. This Business Luncheon Roundtable will provide an excellent introduction to the TM technique—for yourself, your family, and your company or organization—from eight extraordinary women in the media who meditate. We hope you can attend.
All proceeds from the luncheon will help provide the TM technique to women and girls in New York City who are victims of violence and abuse. ….
Full invitation: http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/women-business-luncheon
Enmity and war
“The enemy has no strength of his own. The enemy advances on the road that the people of this country provide him. And the road on which the enemy advances is built on the tensions of the individuals.
If you want to cut-off the roads and stop the enemy from advancing, release the tensions of the nation. Cease to be the generators of tensions and, instead, become the generators of peaceful and harmonious influence in the surroundings. The enmity of the enemy will be lost!
The enemy will not be required to be killed. And you will save the danger of being killed by the enemy. It is the enmity of the enemy that is the root of war. It’s not the person, not the nation, not the enemy – but the enmity! And the enmity is provoked in him by the collective atmosphere of tension.
When we go into scientific investigation of war and peace we come to the conclusion that it’s not the enemy that is at fault. It is the cause which has provoked the enmity in the enemy. And the cause lies on THIS side!”
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Public Lecture, USA, 1966
(Comment: Therefore it is highly necessary that every country will have its own “Coherence-Creating Group” that will practice, professionally or as a part of their educational training, Transcendental Meditation and TM Sidhi Programme