Women, Violence and Meditation: Transcending Traumatic Stress

by admin on April 11, 2012

Jeanne Ball reports in the Huffington Post about a recent national conference, entitled “Women, Violence and Meditation,” hosted by the David Lynch Foundation’s “Operation Warrior Wellness.”



Soledad O'Brien

CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien was conference chair, in the company of a distinguished panel of women gathering to explore the use of meditation to heal anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies in women and girls who have suffered trauma. The conference’s main focus was the scientific research and ongoing studies on the Transcendental Meditation technique as a means of alleviating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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To read Jeanne Ball’s full story in the Huffington Post, CLICK HERE.
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Violence against women plagues American society and women worldwide. Here are a few of the facts:

One in three women in the United States has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.

One in four of these women say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends.

Almost half of the women who report a rape say it happened when they were seventeen or younger.

Only a small percentage of those women will seek professional help.

Often unable to speak about the occurrence due to shame or fear of retaliation, victims may suffer from flash backs and debilitating side effects throughout their life.

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  • Nancy

    I would like to learn transentental meditation. How do I apply for a grant? for myself and my son who has ADHD.

  • admin

    Hi Nancy,

    I think you and your son are really going to enjoy TM. To apply for a grant, talk to your local TM teacher by filling out this contact form, http://bit.ly/nfWZ4f and a TM teacher in your area will contact you shortly, or if you prefer, call 1-888-LEARN-TM. Your local teacher will be able to help you with any questions you may have about finances. Good luck Nancy!

    - Nathan

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