Women, Violence and Meditation: Transcending Traumatic Stress

Jeanne Ball reports in the Huffington Post about a recent national conference, entitled “Women, Violence and Meditation,” hosted by the David Lynch Foundation’s “Operation Warrior Wellness.”

Soledad O'Brien

CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien was conference chair, in the company of a distinguished panel of women gathering to explore the use of meditation to heal anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies in women and girls who have suffered trauma. The conference’s main focus was the scientific research and ongoing studies on the Transcendental Meditation technique as a means of alleviating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


To read Jeanne Ball’s full story in the Huffington Post, CLICK HERE.

Violence against women plagues American society and women worldwide. Here are a few of the facts:

One in three women in the United States has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.

One in four of these women say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends.

Almost half of the women who report a rape say it happened when they were seventeen or younger.

Only a small percentage of those women will seek professional help.

Often unable to speak about the occurrence due to shame or fear of retaliation, victims may suffer from flash backs and debilitating side effects throughout their life.