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'Something so calm and peaceful' - Quiet Time helps students overcome traumatic stress
by Mario Orsatti    Translate This Article
2 February 2012

New Village Charter High School in Los Angeles implemented the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation program one year ago to give students a tool to combat their traumatic stress.

In the video below you can hear the students and teachers of New Village talk about their experiences with the Transcendental Meditation program.

One of the teachers said that the students 'had tremendous levels of stress, and very difficult situations. And then they do Quiet Time—it just smoothes that out.' She goes on, 'It takes this bumpy, jarring, anxiety-ridden moment and turns into something that is so calm and peaceful and relaxed, and they walk out of the room feeling better, feeling normal. It's a palpable change. You can actually feel the difference in the room.'

Click here for Part I of this article, including a video of Javier Guzman, the school's principal, speaking at the December 2011 ''Change Begins Within'' national summit in Los Angeles, sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation.

The David Lynch Foundation brings stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation to underserved, high-stress populations, such as veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, children in inner-city schools, those recovering from homelessness, and Native Americans.

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