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Overcoming dyslexia, anxiety, and depression
by Linda Egenes
Transcendental Meditation Magazine Translate This Article
5 May 2014
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Dana Farley, age 22, who grew up in Long Island, New York in the USA, credits the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique with helping her to overcome the challenges of dyslexia as well as teenage anxiety and depression.
Having struggled with severe dyslexia since childhood, she says, ''I had a lot of insecurities when it came to school. Since starting Transcendental Meditation I'm not putting myself down all the time. The negative thoughts just don't appear. Instead of thinking 'I can't do this,' I'm thinking, 'Why not?' ''
Aware of the high stress levels and a troubling rise in suicide rates and depression in American teenagers, Dana created a documentary about her own TM experience, working on the film in high school and college.
In the film, she talks about how Transcendental Meditation practice can help young people deal with stress. ''Instead of running away from or avoiding the problems and hassles you have by taking drugs or fooling around in other ways, TM practice helps bring a sense of inner freedom, of being 'high' in a completely natural way. It gives you a lift in your spirits—a freedom from the stress you are feeling and the sense of burden you are feeling.''
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