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Panel of physicians answers questions on the Transcendental Meditation Technique
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28 June 2011
A panel of physicians discusses the Transcendental Meditation Technique—how it works, how it differs from other forms of meditation and relaxation, and the hundreds of scientific research studies validating the benefits of the technique. Their discussion is featured on the website Ask the Doctors.
This article, the first in a series, features Dr Sarina Grosswald* and Dr Steven Rector* answering questions about Transcendental Meditation.
Q: How does the Transcendental Meditation technique work?
Dr. Sarina Grosswald: The TM technique allows the mind to settle inward by special use of the normal, natural thinking process. Effortlessness is key to the Transcendental Meditation technique. There's no control or expectation, just simple innocence. That's why anyone can learn it.
The specialty of the TM technique is that it allows the mind to transcend—to go beyond thinking. And what's beyond thinking? The source of thought. Through the TM technique you experience the source of thought at the deepest, innermost core of your own self—the silent reservoir of limitless intelligence and creativity that resides within everybody. With the TM technique, this process happens almost automatically.
Dr. Steven Rector: Deep within the mind of every human being is a field of pure wakefulness, a field of lively silence. This is the quiet, inner source of energy, creativity, and intelligence within everyone. But most of us don't notice it because we are constantly wrapped up in the noisy activity of our world.
The TM technique allows anyone to effortlessly access this inner field of restful alertness. This is a soothing and healing experience, as shown by more than 600 scientific studies published in top medical journals that show improvement in almost every area of life through practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Click here for more questions and answers about the Transcendental Meditation technique.
* Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D., is an expert in cognitive learning who recently directed the first-of-its-kind research study on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on children with language-based learning disabilities. Dr. Grosswald and her work have been extensively featured in the national media, including PBS and ABC News.
** Steven J. Rector, M.D., has practiced emergency medicine for the past 18 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
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