What can TM® do for me? The Transcendental Meditation® technique can make your life much more enjoyable and balanced. Many people say this easy-to-practice technique has a transforming effect -- they report major benefits in reducing stress and anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, and hypertension. Chronic stress is harmful to health, happiness, creativity, and productivity. Over 380 published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness for stress and stress-related conditions, brain function, and more.
What is the TM technique? It’s a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The TM technique 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.
What happens when you meditate? The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness. This introductory video ( http://www.tm.org/popups-new/roth-intro.html ) provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.
What if I’m not good at controlling my mind? No problem. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts. Anyone can do it -- even children with ADHD and soldiers with PTSD.
What if I’m skeptical? The TM technique’s effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical. That’s because it automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.
This Meetup -- an Introductory Talk by a certified TM teacher (about one hour) -- is held almost every Thursday evening. Information covered: Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety How TM improves brain function and memory What happens during TM Why anyone can practice TM Why TM works from the start How it is different from other types of meditation