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MUM 'ChangeMakers' global webcast explores solutions to student stress - complete videos now online

Maharishi University of Management and David Lynch Foundation    Translate This Article
21 February 2019

The second major ''ChangeMakers'' conference, hosted by Maharishi University of Management - USA and the David Lynch Foundation, was featured in a global webcast this month. In a desire to create a college environment that nourishes growth, ''Is College Bad for your Brain?'' convened a powerful panel of thought-leaders—neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and students—to explore the epidemic of stress that is overwhelming students, and what we can all do about it.

Click here to view complete videos of Parts 1 and 2 of the conference—including the closing Q & A with special guest, filmmaker David Lynch.

Change Makers Maharishi University of Management
IS COLLEGE BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN? David Lynch Foundation How an epidemic of stress is overwhelming students-and what you can do about it Highlighting a university that is reversing this trend

Learn more about the distinguished panelists, described as ''Disruptors Transforming the World for Good.''

The statistics are sobering. Three out of four students report feeling stressed. 39% of college freshman report symptoms of anxiety or depression. And there has been a 30% rise in mental health support requests.

Learn how key habits—sleep, exercise, diet and meditation—can help you neutralize the effects of college stress.

The event highlighted Maharishi University of Management—a university that is reversing this trend by placing stress-busting Transcendental Meditation at the core of its curriculum.

Maharishi University of Management (MUM), a private university in Fairfield, Iowa, features a ''Consciousness-Based Education'' system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Its key features include the total study immersion of the one-course-at time block system, self-discovery and self-development as core principles, and a progressive and inclusive campus culture. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers degree programs in art, business, education, communications, mathematical science, literature, physiology & health, Vedic Science and sustainable living. (For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 [toll-free in US; outside US call: +1 641-472-1110] or visit:

The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a global charitable organization with offices in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded by film director and Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioner David Lynch in 2005 to develop and implement scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities for at-risk populations, including inner city students, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, American Indians, the homeless and incarcerated adults. The DLF also funds research to assess the effects of the program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.

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