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An effortless meditation for children (because anxiety doesn't care how old you are)
20 April 2018 - Dr William Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned Johnson is a motivational coach who runs a tutoring service. Seeing even high-performing kids coming to them acutely stressed, they discovered that the best antidote is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives - and recommend Transcendental Meditation as one means to accomplish this. An excerpt from their new book, The Self-Driven Child, reviews research on the physiological state of restful alertness produced during TM. This deep rest creates a more efficient stress response in the nervous system - enabling young people to 'let it go' and recover faster. Studies have found a significant reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression, increased creativity and self-esteem, and improved cognitive and academic skills. (more)

Watch today: 'The Dr Oz Show' features Bob Roth on Transcendental Meditation
19 April 2018 - Today the popular American television show 'The Dr Oz Show' features Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation. Dr Oz talks with Roth about the science and benefits of Transcendental Meditation, myths and misconceptions of different types of meditation - and Roth's new bestselling book, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation. (more)

Is Transcendental Meditation the same as mindfulness?
17 April 2018 - With the value of meditation becoming widely recognized, researchers are finding that different techniques engage the mind in different ways, producing different effects on mind, body and behaviour. The Transcendental Meditation technique is unlike other forms of meditation, involving no concentration, mindfulness, or contemplation, writes Amy Ruff, director of TM for Nurses in the USA. It's a completely different process - 'an automatic self-transcending meditation technique that allows the mind to go beyond thought, beyond the meditation process itself.' Research has found that TM produces deeper rest than other practices, is more effective for reducing hypertension, anxiety and depression, and is the only meditation known to create widespread brainwave coherence and an increase in brain integration. 'Being naturally mindful in daily life - more in the moment, more aware, more alert - is something that happens spontaneously as a result of the TM practice,' Ruff says. (more)

Watch live today on Facebook: Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR - 'Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World'
15 April 2018 - How creative can you be? How happy? How peaceful? Human potential is infinite, but all too often true happiness eludes us, abiding peace eludes us, our unlimited creative potential eludes us. Now is the time to move past limits and explore the source of all creativity, the source of all intelligence within. Live on Facebook today: Join Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, who has spent the last 40 years probing the deepest truths of life - both as a world-renowned, Harvard- and MIT- trained medical doctor and brain researcher, and as an expert in consciousness. A special opportunity to hear more about Transcendental Meditation, eliminating stress and anxiety - and achieving deep and lasting peace within, and in our world. (more)

Scotland: Transcendental Meditation for caregivers - 'The dynamic in the family has changed'
14 April 2018 - Caring for elderly relatives can be exhausting. Leaving the Scottish Civil Service to take care of his mother left Owen feeling tired and stressed. 'As a carer, Transcendental Meditation seemed like a good fit. It would help deal with the stress of the caring combined with the isolation.' He had tried other forms of meditation which required a bit of effort. 'TM was surprisingly easy,' he said. 'I was able to do it right away and I felt the benefits almost immediately. . . . When I meditate I feel calm and restful but not sleepy. [Afterward] I feel very refreshed and more alert and focused.' During the day Owen feels more aware and understanding of his mother's needs, and that his increased calm has had a relaxing and reassuring effect on both of his parents: 'The dynamic in the family has changed.' (more)

Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World: A livestream event with Dr Tony Nader - Sunday, 15 April
12 April 2018 - Join a Facebook Live event with Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR on Sunday, 15 April, and learn about the nature of the mind and how to begin to contact the source of all creativity, the source of all intelligence, and peace. Dr Nader, who oversees the global administration of non-profit TM organizations in over 100 countries, discusses the art and science of the Transcendental Meditation technique. He shares new findings and understandings from modern medicine and quantum physics that will revolutionize your view of the human mind and the world around us. Enjoy this special opportunity to hear more about eliminating stress, anxiety and frustration, and achieving peace and personal growth through TM. (more)

Maharishi University of Management hosts groundbreaking 'Changemakers' conference - Watch replays online
11 April 2018 - Last weekend, global changemakers converged at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, to explore what it takes to make a seismic difference on this planet. 'ChangeMakers: Disruptors Transforming the World for Good' was the first event in a new Changemaking Series, hosted by MUM and the David Lynch Foundation (DLF). Each of the speakers - including filmmaker David Lynch, humanitarian Father Gabriel Mejia, and MoveOn.org's Laura Dawn - perceived a clear need for foundational changes in their fields and disrupted the status quo to find solutions. Replays of the conference are now available on YouTube. (more)

Raising healthy, resilient and self-driven children
10 April 2018 - 'How often do you come across something that will give your children the gift of being able to take a step back, to de-stress and find calm amidst the chaos of life? This is why having my kids learn the Transcendental Meditation technique has been so rewarding for me,' said Mira Daniels, mother of two boys and business owner. Daniels shared her experience with TM as a tool for enhancing the lives of both parents and children - prompted by the publication of the bestseller The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives, by Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson. The authors' many insights include the recommendation to meditate and encourage children to do the same. 'This meditation practice is something that I know will be so vital for them in every phase of their lives,' Daniels said. (more)

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