What Happens When Students Are Given The Tools To Fight Stress And Find Inner Stability?

“When you live in a world where violence is a daily reality, every day is a hard day. If we’re not able to find solutions, these children may be lost,” says Minnie Ferguson, co-founder and director of education at Semillas Community Schools, which partnered with the David Lynch Foundation in 2011 to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique to their students.

The Video: Produced and edited by the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit bringing the Transcendental Meditation technique to at-risk populations around the world. Learn about the success of their Quiet Time program on www.davidlynchfoundation.org.

The Technique: Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced twenty minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions — and over 380 published, peer-reviewed research studies have found that the TM technique significantly reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue, and promotes balanced functioning of mind and body.