Transcendental Meditation (TM) Technique - Tucson, AZ Transcendental Meditation ® - Learn it in Tucson

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the technique for inner peace and wellness the technique for inner peace and wellness

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Proven health benefits for:   Stress & Anxiety Clarity of Mind Heart Health

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Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique... This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.

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Transcendental Meditation doesn’t focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking…A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.

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Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it’s relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results: TM cuts right to the chase, taking only days – or for some, minutes – before one feels reprieve from their painful and overwhelming thoughts.

Learn Transcendental Meditation in Tucson

You are invited to a special introductory talk on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique in Tucson. Admission is free. To reserve a seat use the calendars on the left, or call (520) 881-0110 (Tucson) or (520) 881-0110 (Saddlebrooke).

You are invited to a special introductory talk on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique in Tucson. Admission is free. To reserve a seat for Tucson click here or call (520) 881-0110. To reserve a seat for Saddlebrooke click here or call (520) 881-0110.

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What you’ll learn at an intro talk

Buzzfeed: “What happened when they learned TM?” (video 5:18)

Meet the certified TM teachers

Denise and Joseph Gerace

Why certified?

The TM technique can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. All certified TM teachers have successfully completed an intensive 5-month in-residence Teacher Training Course, and they maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.

How to find us

Tucson

Phone: (520) 881-0110

Address: 1940 East Elm St.
Tucson, AZ 85719

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Saddlebrooke

Phone: (520) 881-0110

Address:
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David lynch on consciousness, creativity, and the brain

ABC’s Good Morning America - What did they say about TM? (3:58)

Handling stress

How TM Works (18:07)

TM and the Beatles

Transforming the lives of over 500,000 victims of traumatic stress* (6:02) * Our charitable projects with the David Lynch Foundation

What is the TM technique?

It’s a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

Transcendental Meditation — brought to the West in 1959 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — is an ancient technique that's easy to learn and enjoyable to practice. It's not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

What if I “can’t meditate”?

“I’ll try this, even though I'm not good at meditating” (video 2:02)

Have you ever tried to meditate, and found you couldn’t do it because your mind is too active — or maybe the technique was uncomfortable in some way?

It’s a common experience because almost all techniques involve some kind of control or focus.

“I'll try this, even though I'm not good at meditating” (video 2:02)

The big difference

This is what makes the TM technique completely different — it’s so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it, even children with ADHD.

How can TM be effective if it’s so easy?

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Interestingly, it’s effective because it’s completely effortless. The TM technique uses the natural tendency of the mind to automatically draw your attention inward, through quieter and quieter levels of thought, until you experience your own innermost nature — the most peaceful and silent level of your mind.

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TM’s effectiveness has been documented in hundreds of published research studies. This wide range of studies has found that TM is the most effective technique for improving stress-related conditions and brain function.

Why is effort in meditation counter-productive?

Other techniques involving control (concentration or focus) or monitoring (mindfulness) tend to keep your awareness on the surface — on the active level of your mind.

The effort (even if small) required by such techniques impedes transcending. In other words, it prevents you from naturally experiencing the state of deep inner peacefulness.

Other common questions

Can I learn TM from a book or video?

Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or the violin. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique.

The TM technique is easy to learn, but requires personalized interactive guidance. For this reason, it’s taught only through one-on-one instruction by a certified TM teacher.

There is no other way to learn the authentic TM technique — and there is no evidence that anything else provides the full range of benefits documented in the published research on the TM technique.

What happens during TM?

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness.

This introductory video provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.

What’s the evidence of TM effectiveness?

Hundreds of published research studies have found that the TM technique is highly effective for stress, anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, and more. See the research overview.

What if I’m not good at controlling my mind?

No problem at all. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts.

What if I’m skeptical?

The TM technique’s effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical. That’s because it automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.

What is the TM course fee?
  • Personal one-on-one instruction
  • Lifetime follow-up and support
  • Lifetime of benefits

Adults

Initial payment of $375 $240

and 3 additional monthly payments of $375 $240

Second person of a couple

Initial payment of $180

and 3 additional monthly payments of $180

Full-time college student

Initial payment of $187.50 $120

and 3 additional monthly payments of $187.50 $120

Students in high school or under

Initial payment of $187.50 $90

and 3 additional monthly payments of $187.50 $90

(Optional: one-time payment: Adults $1500 $960 • Second person of a couple $720 • Full-time college students $750 $480 • Students in high school and under $750 $360)

Grants and scholarships

Our goal is to make the TM technique available to everyone. Each local TM center offers a payment plan (above), as well as partial grants or partial scholarships for those facing financial hardship. For more information, contact contact your local TM teacher.

Non-profit organization

The Transcendental Meditation technique is available in the USA through Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. 100% of the course fee supports the organization’s educational and charitable initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. More

Helping those in need

Over the past several years, full TM scholarships have been given to more than 500,000 at-risk students, military veterans, homeless people, and others in need through partnerships with other non-profit organizations and foundations.

What are the evidence-based health benefits?

Other evidence-based benefits

Insomnia

The most common cause of insomnia is stress and anxiety. Many research studies have found that the TM technique is highly effective at producing a state of deep inner calm. Many people report an immediate improvement in their sleep quality after learning the TM technique.

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Additional research studies on insomnia:

Orme-Johnson DW & Dillbeck MC. Methodological Concerns for Meta-Analyses of Meditation: Comment on Sedlmeier et al. Psychological Bulletin 2014; 140(2):610-16.

Elder C, Nidich S, et al, Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Employee Burnout: A randomized controlled study. The Permanente Journal, 2014 Winter; 18(1):19-23.

Haratani T., et al. Effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) on the health behavior of industrial workers. Japanese Journal of Public Health 37 (10 Suppl.): 729, 1990.

Lovell-Smith H. D. Transcendental Meditation—treating the patient as well as the disease. The New Zealand Family Physician 9: 62–65, April 1982.

Orme-Johnson D. W., et al. Meditation in the treatment of chronic pain and insomnia. In National Institutes of Health Technology Assessment Conference on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia, Bethesda Maryland: National Institutes of Health, 1995.

Depression
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Patients suffering from post-traumatic stress problems who learned the TM technique showed significant reduction in depression after four months, in contrast to others who were randomly assigned to receive psychotherapy. Reference: Journal of Counseling and Development 64:212–215, 1985.

Additional research studies on depression:

Elder C, Nidich S, Colbert R, Hagelin J, Grayshield L, Oviedo-Lim D, Nidich R, Rainforth M, Jones C, Gerace D. Reduced psychological distress in racial and ethnic minority students practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program. Journal of Instructional Psychology 2011 38(2):109-116

Elder C, Nidich S, Moriarty F, Nidich R. Effect of Transcendental Meditation on employee stress, depression, and burnout: a randomized controlled study. The Permanente Journal 2014 18(1):19-23.

Ferguson P.C., et al. Psychological Findings on Transcendental Meditation. Journal of Humanistic Psychology 16:483-488, 1976.

PTSD

Transcending PTSD (video 5:10)

Research studies on PTSD:

Barnes VA, Rigg JL, Williams JJ. Clinical case series: treatment of PTSD with Transcendental Meditation in active duty military personnel. Military Medicine 2013 178(7):e836-40. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-12-00426

Rees B, Travis F, Shapiro D, Chant R. Reduction in posttraumatic stress symptoms in Congolese refugees practicing Transcendental Meditation. Journal of Traumatic Stress 2013 26(2):295-298

Rees B, Travis F, Shapiro D, Chant R. Significant reductions in posttraumatic stress symptoms in Congolese refugees within 10 days of Transcendental Meditation practice. Journal of Traumatic Stress 2014 27(1):112-115

Rosenthal JZ, Grosswald S, Ross R, Rosenthal N. Effects of Transcendental Meditation in veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom with posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot study. Military Medicine 2011 176(6):626–630

ADHD

Published peer-reviewed research studies have found that the TM technique:

  • Improves attention
  • Improves behavior regulation
  • Improves emotional control
  • Improves memory
  • Improves organizational skills
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
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The current findings indicate that children with ADHD can not only learn the TM technique but also benefit from it, the researchers report in the online journal Current Issues in Education. ‘The effect was much greater than we expected,’ lead researcher Sarina J. Grosswald, a cognitive learning specialist in Arlington, Virginia, said in a written statement. ‘The children also showed improvements in attention, working memory, organization, and behavior regulation,’ she added.

Addiction

Alexander C.N., et al. Treating and preventing alcohol, nicotine, and drug abuse through Transcendental Meditation: A review and statistical meta-analysis. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 13-87, 1994.

Aron E.N. and Aron A. The patterns of reduction of drug and alcohol use among Transcendental Meditation participants. Bulletin of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors 2: 28-33, 1983.

Clements G., et al. The use of the Transcendental Meditation programme in the prevention of drug abuse and in the treatment of drug-addicted persons. Bulletin on Narcotics 40(1): 51–56, 1988.

Gelderloos P., et al. Effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation program in preventing and treating substance misuse: A review. International Journal of the Addictions 26: 293–325, 1991.

Gelderloos P., et al. Effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation program in preventing and treating substance misuse: A review. International Journal of the Addictions 26: 293–325, 1991.

Orme-Johnson D. W. Transcendental Meditation as an epidemiological approach to drug and alcohol abuse: Theory, research, and financial impact evaluation. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 11, 119-165, 1994.

Royer A. The role of the Transcendental Meditation technique in promoting smoking cessation: A longitudinal study. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 219-236, 1994.

Shafii M. et al. Meditation and marijuana. American Journal of Psychiatry 131: 60-63, 1974.

Shafii M. et al. Meditation and the prevention of alcohol abuse. American Journal of Psychiatry 132: 942-945, 1975.

Wallace R.K. et al. Decreased drug abuse with Transcendental Meditation: A study of 1,862 subjects. In Drug Abuse: Proceedings of the International Conference, ed. Chris J.D. Zarafonetis (Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger): 369-376, 1972.

Walton K. G., and Levitsky, D.A. A neuroendocrine mechanism for the reduction of drug use and addictions by Transcendental Meditation. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 89-117, 1994.


How do I learn?

The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn and provides a lifetime of benefits. For details, contactcontact your local certified TM teacher.


Free introductory talk and Q&A

with a certified TM teacher (45–55 minutes)

Personal meeting with TM teacher

following the intro talk (5–10 minutes)

TM Course – 4 consecutive days plus follow-up sessions

Day 1: Personal instruction (1–2 hours)

One-on-one instruction in the TM technique with a certified TM teacher (Note: TM course fee is required at this step)

Days 2 to 4: Group sessions (60–90 minutes per day)

Additional guidance and instruction on the TM technique based on your personal experience.

Follow-up session (1 hour)

A small group session (with Q&A), and a one-on-one “tune-up” session to ensure your TM practice is easy and enjoyable, and you’re gaining maximum benefit.

* Group follow-up — about 10 days after personal instruction.
One-on-one tune-up — on or after the day of the group follow-up.

Free lifetime follow-up and support

All who learn the TM technique have these available at no cost:

Videos on TM

Maharishi on TM

Maharishi on the Mechanics of TM (video 1:59)

TM in highschools

The Effect of TM on High School Students (video 2:30)

Seinfeld on energy and TM

“The thing that I LOVE”
(video 1:10)

Physics and TM

The Physics of Consciousness - John Hagelin, Ph.D. (video 12:49)

Cameron Diaz TM

“The easiest thing I’ve ever done’ (video 5:47)

A student on his experience with TM

“It’s effortless because it’s already there” (video 1:53)

David lynch on consciousness, creativity, and the brain

Consciousness, Creativity, and the Brain (video 8:42)

Handling stress

How I can best handle stress (video 0:41)

TM and the Beatles

Paul McCartney: How the Beatles Started TM (video 3:00)