Loyola University Chicago talks by Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D.

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Grand Rounds, Psychiatry, Loyola University Chicago

Effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation for Dissolving Stress and Promoting Health

Thursday, January 21, 2021 via Zoom 12:00 noon U.S. Central Time

With Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical trials and meta-analyses demonstrate that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique relieves anxiety, burnout, depression, insomnia, PTSD and substance abuse. National Institutes of Health-funded research supports these findings. TM significantly alleviates and prevents cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and other coronary risk factors.

"Science was previously thought to focus only on the material, but there is also a science of the mind. Psychology is now considered a science, because we know that quantifiable laws govern the mechanics of thinking and behaving and action and reaction on the mental level. Even the experience of consciousness is amenable to scientific investigation. The knowledge of Transcendental Meditation, through investigation, has shown quantifiable results. It has been found to be an effective tool to clean up the system, to nourish and strengthen body and mind."

—Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D.

MDED 400: Physician Wellness through the Transcendental Meditation Technique

The Purpose of Meditation With Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 via Zoom 12:00 noon U.S. Central Time

People who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique experience inner stability and relief from anxiety. TM meditators experience a state of restful alertness, which is distinct from waking, dreaming or deep sleep. What more can we expect from continued regular TM practice?

Chicago Medicine articles about the Stritch class

"The relief and the increased alertness I felt from transcendental meditation led me to score better on my board exam than I could have imagined. Every medical student should receive training in TM: they should also see the science showing its promising outcomes."

—3rd-year student

I can't imagine physicians doing what we do without the benefit of the TM technique. As a senior administrator, I see too many physicians burned out, overwhelmed, and unable to perform their jobs well. Our patients see that too. TM eliminates the stresses and strains that we pick up during the day, allowing us to think much more clearly, to be much more focused on what we do, and most importantly, to enjoy what we do.

—Richard J. Carroll M.D., Sc.M, F.A.C.C.

More responses to the TM elective at Loyola Stritch: What Students Say

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About the Speaker

Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., is an MIT and Harvard-trained medical doctor, neuro-scientist and Vedic scholar. His training includes internal medicine, psychiatry, and neurology, with a PhD in brain and cognitive science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Assistant Director of the Clinical Research Center at MIT.

Dr. Nader directs the organizations that teach the Transcendental Meditation technique in over one hundred countries.