PTSD

With more and more veterans returning from overseas with the life-threatening and under-diagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it’s increasingly apparent that the standard treatment isn’t doing the trick. Read more

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At a recent conference in New York City leaders in business, social welfare and philanthropy came together to hear about the an initiative that is bringing the Transcendental Meditation technique to hundreds of women and children suffering from the traumatic stress of domestic violence. Read more

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Women are increasingly playing key roles in the military. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report on: Women in Combat, over the past decade more women have become involved in combat operations. Since September 2001, almost 300,000 female service members have been deployed for contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more

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For those of us who live in the Washington, D.C., area, 9/11 wasn’t just on the TV. When the Pentagon was attacked, the conflict that would be known as the War on Terror began for me. Within a year I signed up for the Army Infantry and was sent to serve my country with the 101st Airborne “AASLT.” Read more

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I know from my experience in Iraq just how stressful deployments can be. Last week a new survey conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) found that 1 in 3 post-9/11 veterans has considered suicide. Read more

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Soldiers too often return from wars with the life-damaging effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS). But what about the surviving victims of war? Read more

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When Michael Ortiz retired after more than 20 years as a New York State Trooper and undercover DEA agent, his wife Deborah sensed that there was something not right. Michael had trouble sleeping, was hypersensitive to stress… Read more

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Every 65 minutes, a U.S. military veteran committed suicide in 2010. That’s according to a comprehensive study released last Friday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, which tracked veteran suicides from 1999 to 2010 (PDF). Read more

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“The Space Between” –TED Conference Explores the Value of Meditation

by Linda Mainquist January 15, 2013

The December, 2012 TEDxWomen conference in Washington, DC included a fascinating talk by Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, science and public policy expert, speaking about the value of meditation as a powerful tool for health… Read more

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U.S. Marines Talk About the Effect of TM on PTSD

by Mario Orsatti December 13, 2012

The statistics are shocking—18 veterans commit suicide each day with almost a third receiving care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the time of their death. Despite measures to increase support for veterans, suicide rates have continued to rise to record levels. Read more

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CNN Discusses TM’s Effect on Veterans with PTSD

by Mario Orsatti November 14, 2012

With the rising concern among Americans about the plight of veterans, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien interviewed Russell Simmons and Bob Roth of the David Lynch Foundation about the increasing use of the Transcendental Meditation technique for helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more

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Great new book: “Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi”

by Mario Orsatti October 30, 2012

Jack Forem, a student at the University of California, first met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1966 when Maharishi lectured on Transcendental Meditation on the Berkeley campus. “I was impressed by Maharishi’s wisdom, practicality, and humor,” Jack recalls. Read more

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New Video—TM projects around the world: Saving lives by helping people overcome traumatic stress

by Mario Orsatti October 2, 2012

More than 250,000 at-risk children and adults who suffer from the devastating effects of acute stress have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique over the past five years through the work of the David Lynch Foundation. Read more

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“TM saved my life”—Suicidal Afghanistan war veteran who suffered from PTSD

by Mario Orsatti August 2, 2012

FAIRFIELD, IOWA Military police sergeants, civilian police officers and SWAT team members are all supposed to be tough. Luke Jensen was all three, so when the stress of combat began eating away at him, he felt so ashaHamed, he wanted to die. Read more

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Military Leaders, Medical Researchers Promote TM for Resilience and Health

by Bob Roth May 9, 2012

More than 130 military and governmental leaders and medical researchers gathered on May 3rd at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. for a national summit on “Resilience, the Brain and Meditation.” Read more

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TM Helps Women Vets Overcome the Stress of Military Life

by Linda Mainquist March 13, 2012

According to the National Center for PTSD trauma exposure is quite common for many women, and that women are more likely to develop chronic PTSD than men. While women are less likely to be exposed to circumstances of combat, women are more likely to experience military sexual trauma… Read more

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Helping Veterans and Their Families Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress

by Mario Orsatti November 11, 2011
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have a crushing impact on the lives of veterans. But worse, it is often contagious. The negative psychological and emotional traumas of a vet’s past can spread to his or her family members and other caregivers—with nightmarish consequences… Read more

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PTSD & The Brain: How TM can help

by Gary Kaplan August 16, 2011
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Now more than ever we are aware of the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans returning from the front lines of wars in the middle east… Read more

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Veterans Show a 50% Reduction in PTSD Symptoms After 8 Weeks of Transcendental Meditation

by Bob Roth June 29, 2011
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Veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars showed a 50 percent reduction in their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after just eight weeks of practicing the stress-reducing…
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“Meditation promoted for soldiers suffering from PTSD” – CNN

by Mario Orsatti June 14, 2011
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This past week gala events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, DC drew celebrities, scientists and doctors, and huge crowds to promote the use the Transcendental Meditation program as an… Read more

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