Women in the Media Who Meditate: A David Lynch Foundation Event Benefitting Abused Women and Children

On April 16th, the David Lynch Foundation Women’s Health Initiative is bringing together eight notable “women in the media who meditate,” for a luncheon roundtable discussion in New York City to introduce the Transcendental Meditation technique as a tool for overcoming stress, improving performance, and enhancing work-life balance in life. Proceeds from the event will help provide the TM technique to women and girls in NYC who are survivors of violence and abuse.

Published research has found TM technique markedly reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, which is especially powerful for adults and children who are suffering from the impact of traumatic events, such as domestic violence. Yolanda B. Jimenez, who served for four years as the Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, said, “I have seen firsthand the transformative effect of TM on the lives of domestic violence survivors and their children. It can be a powerful tool to begin the healing process for victims and their children.”

This will be the third Lynch Foundation luncheon conference to benefit abused women and children. The previous meeting, entitled “Women. Meditation. Stress,” was held in New York City in 2013. Watch highlights from that event below:

The Video: On Tuesday, October 8, at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, a standing-room-only crowd of 350 professionals gathered to hear ten women leaders in business, media, education, and social services discuss the impact of their Transcendental Meditation practice for reducing stress and stress-related disorders while improving health, creativity, and performance.

The conference also highlighted the work of the DLF Women’s Initiative in bringing relief to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and funds raised were used to provide the TM technique to hundreds of women and girls served by the Family Justice Centers in New York City.

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.