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Double the reduction in anxiety levels

A Stanford University meta-analysis of 146 independent studies found that the TM technique is twice as effective at reducing anxiety when compared to other meditation techniques.

20.5% decreased severity in psychological distress

A 2016 study published in Military Medicine demonstrated TM practice is a powerful treatment of psychological distress and other symptoms of PTSD.

Essential mental health benefits

  • Up to 30% lower cortisol

    TM practice can reduce stress, as indicated in a research study which found that plasma cortisol decreased by 30%. Lower cortisol is associated with a strong immune system, feeling more energetic, and many other benefits.

    More about cortisol benefits
  • Improve focus for people with ADHD

    In a 2011 pilot study, students diagnosed with ADHD showed improved ability to focus, organizational skills, and capacity for independent work after 3-6 months of TM practice.

    More about ADHD benefits
  • Up to 55% reduction in PTSD and depression

    50% of veterans participating in a 2022 study no longer met the criteria for having PTSD after practicing the TM technique for 3 months, compared with just 10% of the control group receiving standard therapies.

    More about PTSD benefits

Find an instructor

The TM technique reduces depression, alleviates stress, and enables profound relaxation. Start your journey by connecting with a local instructor today.

How TM reduces stress and anxiety

watch the video with Jennifer Ashton, MD, in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation.

Attend a free info session

Attend a group info session (in person or online) to learn more about TM from a certified TM instructor, including why it’s unique, how it works, and what makes it so effective.

Research on the effect of TM on stress and anxiety

Recent publications

Explore the other benefits of TM

The TM technique also deepens sleep, improves heart health, increases creativity, and more.