Transcendental Meditation for Anxiety

TM® for Anxiety

The technique for inner peace and wellness

TM changed everything. The conflicting thoughts that had plagued me all my life were gone. It calmed my mind and gave me peace.

— Gladys Kimtai

  1. The only meditation that's:
  2. 1Taught one-on-onePersonalized instructionPersonalized instructionPersonalized instruction with a certified TM teacher
  3. 2Absolutely effortlessAnyone can do it — even if you "can’t meditate"
  4. 3Evidence–basedHundreds of published research studies
  5. 4GuaranteedYour assurance that TM is highly effective

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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.

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.

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Why learn TM for anxiety?

It’s the only meditation practice that’s absolutely effortless and whose benefits for anxiety and other stress-related conditions have been verified by hundreds of published research studies.

A Stanford University study found the TM technique to be twice as effective as other techniques for anxiety. The study was a meta-analysis of 146 independent studies, and was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

What is the TM technique?

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

Over ten million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, religions, and walks of life.

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How is it different?

Absolutely effortless

  • No trying to "empty the mind"
  • No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
  • No concentrating
  • No control of the mind

Anyone can do it — even if you "can't meditate"

Personalized instruction

The TM technique is not "one size fits all." It's taught one-on-one and is carefully personalized for you.

Only certified TM teachers can instruct you in the authentic TM technique.


Hundreds of published research studies have found the TM technique to be highly effective for anxiety, stress-related conditions, brain function, and cardiovascular health.


The TM technique is effective for everyone and comes with a satisfaction guarantee.

Ask your local certified TM teacher for details.

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What are the evidence-based benefits?

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How do I learn?

The Transcendental Meditation® technique is taught in 4 sessions on consecutive days.
It can be learned only through personalized one-on-one instruction from a certified TM teacher. Course info

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TM course fee

What's included:

Category Annual Household Income (AHI)? TM Course Fee with Free Lifetime Support
A Receiving federal assistance? Ask us about partial grant support
B Less than $50,000 $135 x 4 months
C $50,000 - $99,000 $195 x 4 months
D $100,000 - $199,000 $220 x 4 months
E $200,000 or more $245 x 4 months
S Full-time students? $105 x 4 months
Category Annual Household Income (AHI)? TM Course Fee with Free Lifetime Support
A Receiving federal assistance? Ask us about partial grant support
B Less than $50,000 $540
C $50,000 - $99,000 $780
D $100,000 - $199,000 $880
E $200,000 or more $980
S Full-time students? $420


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.

Where did TM come from?

The TM technique comes from the most ancient tradition of knowledge in India, and was introduced to the West in 1955 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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

No problem at all. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no controlling the mind, no "clearing the mind" first, and no monitoring of thoughts: mindfulness. It is completely effortless.

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.

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Taught by a non-profit organization

The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught in the U.S. by Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. All revenues from course fees go entirely to support the organization's educational and charitable initiatives in the U.S. and around the world.

Transforming the lives of over 1 million victims of traumatic stress

As a non-profit, the Foundation has no owners or shareholders. No board members or other individuals profit financially from the organization's programs.

Helping those in need

More than 1 million full TM scholarships have been given to at-risk children, military veterans, domestic violence victims, homeless people, and others in need, through partnerships with the David Lynch Foundation and other non-profit organizations.

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