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Transcendental Meditation Brings University Students Rapid and Profound Recovery from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Depression

A new study on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) found that Transcendental Meditation (TM) brought a group of university students in South Africa with PTSD below the threshold for PTSD. This same group showed significant recovery from depression. A comparison group with PTSD who did not learn TM showed no change in PTSD or depression levels over the 105 days of testing.

This new study has been published with 8 international authors in Psychological Reports.

Bandy, C, Dillbeck, M., Sezibera, V., Taljaard, L., de Reuck, J., Wilks, M., Shapiro, D., Peycke, R. (Psychological Reports. on-line: February, 2019) Reduction of PTSD in South African University Students Using Transcendental Meditation Practice. DOI: 10.1177/0033294119828036 link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0033294119828036

The summary may be found here: https://mailchi.mp/563e35b8e9fd/new-study-in-psychological-reportsreduction-of-ptsd-in-south-african-university-students-using-transcendental-meditation-practice-892273

So far, within 2 days, the following articles have been published commenting on this new study:

  1. EurekAlert!! Feb 19, 2019 Title: New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students. Link: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/muom-nss021319.php
  2. Earth.com News Feb 19, 2019. Title: Transcendental meditation can help relieve PTSD symptoms. Link: https://www.earth.com/news/transcendental-meditation-ptsd-symptoms/
  3. ZME Science. Feb 19, 2019. Title: Transcendental meditation reduces PTSD in South African students. Link: https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/meditation-ptsd-4-023432/
  4. MD India. Feb 19, 2019. Title: Transcendental Meditation Technique Can Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. Link: https://www.medindia.net/news/transcendental-meditation-technique-can-reduce-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-185989-1.htm
  5. Flipboard. Feb 19, 2019. Title: New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students Link: https://flipboard.com/topic/spirituality
  6. 7thSpace. Feb 19, 2019. TitleNew study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students: Link: http://7thspace.com/headlines/741812/new_study_shows_transcendental_meditation_reduces_ptsd_in_south_african_college_students.html
  7. Brightsurf.com. Feb 19, 2019. Title: New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students. Link: https://www.brightsurf.com/news/article/021919476499/new-study-shows-transcendental-meditation-reduces-ptsd-in-south-african-college-students.html
  8. Counsel and Heal. Feb 19, 2019. Title: New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students. Link: https://www.counselheal.com/articles/39982/20190219/new-study-shows-transcendental-meditation-reduces-ptsd-south-african-college.htm
  9. Medical News Today. Feb 20, 2019. Title: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD L ink: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324501.php
  10. Medworm.com Feb 20, 2019. Title: New Study show Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African College Students. Link: https://medworm.com/671588674/new-study-shows-transcendental-meditation-reduces-ptsd-in-south-african-college-students/
  11. Mental Daily. Feb 20, 2019. Title: Transcendental meditation may be an effective treatment for PTSD. Link: http://www.mentaldaily.com/article/2019/02/transcendental-meditation-may-be-an-effective-treatment-for-ptsd/
  12. Healthy News: Chochiling stream group. Feb 20. Title: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD. Link: https://chochilino.com/health-wellness/2019/02/20/transcendental-meditation-can-help-treat-ptsd/
  13. News on Medical. Feb 20, 2019. Title: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD. Link: http://newsonmedical.com/mental-health/transcendental-meditation-can-help-treat-ptsd/
  14. Medical News. Feb 20, 2019. Title: Transcendental Meditation Can Help Treat PTSD. Link: https://www.allmedicalnews.com/transcendental-meditation-can-help-treat-ptsd/
  15. My Healthy XYZ. Feb 20, 2019. Title: Transcendental Meditation Can Help Treat PTSD. Link: https://myhealthxyz.com/transcendental-meditation-can-help-treat-ptsd/
  16. Health Problems News. Feb 20. Title: New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students. Link: http://healthproblemsnews.com/health-problems/new-study-shows-transcendental-meditation-reduces-ptsd-in-south-african-college-students/
  17. UC News. Feb 20. Title: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD Link: http://www.ucnews.in/news/Transcendental-meditation-can-help-treat-PTSD/1663871186003638.html
  18. Norwich Newsroom. Title: An Esteemed Mind Explores Mysteries of the Brain, Trauma, and Well-being Link: http://www.norwich.edu/news/news-feed/323-prof-carole-bandy-explores-mysteries-of-the-human-brain-trauma-and-well-being\
  19. Psych Central. Feb 20. Title: Transcendental Meditation Can Ease PTSD Symptoms in College Students Link: https://psychcentral.com/news/2019/02/21/transcendental-meditation-can-ease-ptsd-symptoms-in-college-students/143048.html
  20. Science Magazine. Feb 20. Title: New Study Shows Transcendental Meditation Reduces PTSD In South African College Students Link: https://scienmag.com/new-study-shows-transcendental-meditation-reduces-ptsd-in-south-african-college-students/

The study shows that both PTSD and depression fell below the non-symptomatic level for a group of students pracaticing TM, within 105 days of practice and the group became non-symptomatic for depression within 15 days of learning TM.

For contacting the researchers to help with future studies or to work on implementing projects in schools in at-risk communities, contact David Shapiro, davidshapiro@aptsdr.org


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Students in Portugal describe their experiences of practicing Transcendental Meditation

Students in Portugal describe their experiences of practicing Transcendental Meditation at the first public school in Europe to introduce TM into the curriculum.

“I feel calmer, I’ve been sleeping better” … “I feel more focused” … “I get better grades on tests” – Students at The Dr Alberto Iria School, Olhão, Portugal

See https://www.facebook.com/TranscendentalMeditationChiangMai/videos/512638925609239/

 


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Tiny school sweeps 3 international and national awards

M School logo 2All students, teachers and administration meditate – a research-validated approach to educational excellence

Source: www.Maharishi University of Management
Maharishi School – Fairfield, Iowa 52557, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

In May, a tiny school in Fairfield, Iowa, where all students, teachers and administration meditate, made history by sweeping 3 international and national awards:

1. A Maharishi School team competed against 8000 students from around the world in Destination Imagination, a creative problem-solving competition and finished in 1st place in their category and won the prestigious DaVinci award for outstanding creativity at the Global Finals competition

2. Its Student Rocketry team won $10,000 and 4th place in the national TARC – Team America Rocketry Challenge

3. Science Fair: A Maharishi School sophomore won the Iowa BioGenius Award and competed at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles where he finished in 3rd place in the microbiology category out of 89 entries. His judges included a Nobel Laureate.

The school administration believes the success of their students lies in their unique education approach that incorporates a daily practice of meditation and yoga into their college-preparatory program for day and boarding students. The school uses the Transcendental Meditation® program for developing the student’s consciousness, deep thinking skills, and creativity. Research has validated this approach – showing better academic performance and increased intelligence among students.

For more information, see the school’s website at www.MaharishiSchoolIowa.org or email the Director of Enrollment Management at cchesnutt@msae.edu


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TM/Quiet Time at Holy Trinity High School, Jamaica

“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


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Big Fish Blog | Maharishi University of Management: David Lynch MA in Film

lynch-MUMHere’s what students of David Lynch MA in Film have to say about their experience of catching the Big Fish!

Big Fish Blog David Lynch MA in Film Students Meet David Lynch and Jim Carrey Author Sudevi Mossé Published On Jun 3, 2015 CategoryBig Fish BlogMedia & Communications The students of the David Lynch MA in film went to Los Angeles this month and met with David Lynch and Jim Carrey …. https://www.mum.edu/blog/category/catching-the-big-fish-blog/