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Nurses heal themselves: Nurses use TM to help cope with stressful profession
by William Smith
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14 October 2011
On 14 October 2011 The Hawk Eye reported:
It's no secret nurses often sacrifice their physical and mental health for the sake of their patients. Amy Ruff, who became a registered nurse 39 years ago, can attest to that. ''Being a new nurse was very stressful, and I started to realize that it was affecting my health.'' After six months working in an intensive care unit in New Jersey, USA, she learned Transcendental Meditation, and noticed an immediate change: 'I was calmer at work, I could prioritize better, and I had more energy at the end of the day.''
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.
Ruff and her fellow TM instructors, Adrienne Pelton and Anne Dietrich, will give a lecture to introduce nurses to the program next week at the Transcendental Meditation Center in Burlington, Iowa. Their goal is to promote stress relief and a higher quality of life through this effortless technique, which is easily learned and is practiced twice a day for 20 minutes.
The idea came from Brandman University in California, which offers continuing education credits for nurses who take the course to learn Transcendental Meditation and related health care courses,* the article explains.
Also noted is extensive scientific research validating the health benefits of Transcendental Meditation, including increased brain coherence and decreased blood pressure. The article cites in particular a study conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin in collaboration with the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, which found a 47 percent lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and death in heart disease patients who practiced Transcendental Meditation.
Learn more about the Transcendental Meditation program for women at tmwomenprofessionals.org.
Click here to read the full article in The Hawk Eye, which also features a local woman who has practised Transcendental Meditation for over 40 years and continues in good health without medications.
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* Brandman University also offers a one-year online certificate program in mother-baby health care for nurses and other health professionals, which includes the Transcendental Meditation course.
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