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Transcendental Meditation is a great way to reduce trauma: Study
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19 January 2017
On 19 January 2017 Hindustan Times reported: Practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique for 20 minutes twice a day can significantly reduce trauma symptoms such as unwanted thoughts and help female prisoners find inner peace, a study* has found. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.
The research team encouraged prison inmates to practice Transcendental Meditation individually in their prison cells twice daily and encouraged them to attend 30-40 minute group meditation sessions, supervised by a teacher, twice a week over the four-month study period.
The results showed that after four months of practicing the meditation technique, the women inmates had significant reductions in total trauma symptoms, including intrusive thoughts and hyperarousal.
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'The study shows a natural and effortless alternative approach to reducing trauma symptoms in women's mental health,' said lead author Sanford Nidich, Director of the Center for Social and Emotional Health at Maharishi University of Management in Iowa, US.
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Global Good News comment:
*The study, Transcendental Meditation and Reduced Trauma Symptoms in Female Inmates: A Randomized Controlled Study, involved 22 women prison inmates in Oregon, USA, and was published 17 January in The Permanente Journal.
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