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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Surviving a traumatic event such as combat, an earthquake or a violent personal assault can be psychologically devastating. On one hand, you’re alive, but the experience haunts you through flashbacks or nightmares. You’re constantly on edge and easily startled. You may feel intense guilt — or the opposite, numbness. The diagnosis: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique has been scientifically demonstrated to relieve the symptoms of PTSD. The Journal of Counseling and Development published a study on Vietnam War veterans suffering from PTSD showing that after three months of practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique, symptoms such as anxiety, depression, family problems and alcohol usage decreased significantly. Several subjects returned to work after years of being unable to hold a job.

“I feel after I meditate that I no longer have the same intensity of tension, rage and guilt inside—it's as if a huge burden has been lifted,” stated a study participant.

Why is the TM technique so effective? It eliminates the source of PTSD – stress in the mind and body.

The TM technique provides profound relaxation allowing the body to naturally dissolve deeply rooted stresses. The mind is settled, yet quietly aware during meditation. This unique state of restful alertness refreshes and rejuvenates the mind and body. Many meditators report feeling calmer and less anxious after just a few meditations.

More than 350 research studies indicate the benefits of the TM technique such as:

  • Twice as effective in reducing anxiety as other relaxation techniques such as the Relaxation Response, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, EMG Biofeedback
  • Reduced substance abuse
  • Increased calmness
  • Decreased insomnia
  • Reduction in high blood pressure

To discover more about this easy-to-learn technique, browse our website. Certified teachers offer the TM course in most major cities in the US. To speak with a teacher or to hear about free lectures in your area, call 1-888-LEARN-TM (1-888-532-7686) or submit the form below.

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