Transcendental Meditation®

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TM for Veterans

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TM for Veterans

THE NEED

A safe and effective method to bring relief from the adverse effects of post traumatic stress in the lives of soldiers and veterans.

THE SOLUTION

The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique has been found by scientific research to significantly reduce anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of PTSD. It has been found effective in restoring resilience both for soldiers on active duty and for veterans returning home.

WHAT IS TM?

The TM technique is a simple, natural, effortless method of meditation practiced for 20 minutes twice a day. During the practice, the mind settles down to a more quiet and peaceful level, and the brain begins to function in a more relaxed, orderly, and focused way. At the same time, the body gains a deep level of rest, allowing it to release accumulated stress, strain, and fatigue.

The TM technique is easy to learn. Anyone can do it successfully and enjoy the benefits. It involves no concentration, no focusing the mind, and no "mindful" monitoring of thoughts. Many people remark on how easy TM is to practice, and how quickly they begin to notice the results in daily life.

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Over the past 40 years, more than 350 published research studies have documented the positive effects of the TM technique. Research findings include:

  • 40-55% reduction in symptoms of PTSD and depression
  • 42% decrease in insomnia
  • 30% improvement in satisfaction with the quality of life
  • 25% reduction in levels of plasma cortisol, the stress hormone

Other documented benefits of the TM technique include:

  • Decreased high blood pressure
  • 47% reduced risk of cardiovascular-related mortality
  • Decreased smoking and alcohol use
  • Faster recovery from stress
  • More positive self-concept
Dusty Baxley

Gene “Dusty” Baxley
82nd Airborne Ranger MP
Executive Director,
TM for Veterans
Certified TM teacher

TM has become the ultimate technique in my tool box for creating space within. When I got home from combat, my jar was overfilled and spilling out. I literally could not make it through another day without self-medication, and I’d become numb to the world and everyone around me.

Practicing the TM technique has helped the stress and anxiety become manageable, and I can keep the lid on the jar now. The deep rest and relaxation I gain from this technique, along with the greater calmness in my mind, have brought me back to me. Finally, I can give love again, and I’m able to receive love and move my life forward.

Please help me to pass this gift of life on to our at-risk population of Veterans and First Responders who stand in harm’s way to uphold our way of life. Each and every one of them deserves to be happy, and to live a good life on their own terms.

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