Decreased Anxiety in Industrial Workers

B13-Decr-Anxiety-Ind-wkrsA study conducted at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health found decreased anxiety in workers who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme, in comparison to control workers.Ref.Japanese Journal of Industrial Health 32: 656, 1990

Increased Physiological Calmness in Executives and Workers

B14-Incr-Physiol-Calmness-v1A study of executives and workers in the automotive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, participants showed increased physiological calmness, as assessed both during rest and during task performance, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Less tensions at work

B11-Decreased-Job-TensionA study among management and employees in the automotive industry found that employees, after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, had less tensions at work than controls at the same work place.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Business and Industry

B3-Incr-Occupational-CoherA study of executives and workers in the automotive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, participants showed increased occupational coherence, as assessed by seven job-related measures, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Improved relationships with co-workers

B10-Impro-RelationsCo-WorkEmployees that were taught Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique showed improved relationships with co-workers, as compared to control persons.Ref.Academy of Management Journal 17: 362-368, 1974

Improved relationships with supervisors

B9-Impr-Relation-SupervA study among 42 employees that were taught Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique showed that they improved relationships with their supervisors, as compared to control persons.Ref.Academy of Management Journal 17: 362-368, 1974

Improved work and personal relationships among employees

B8-Impr-Work-&-PersA study among management and employees in the car industry concluded that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, employees had better work and personal relationships, as compared to control persons in the same work places.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Increased satisfaction in professional and personal life

B6-Incr-Satis-Prof_Pers-v1A study among managers and employees in the automotive industry found that employees after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme had more satisfaction in their personal and professional lives, in comparison to controls in the same work place.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Increased job satisfaction among managers and employees

B5-Incr-Job-Sat-Exec_WorkA study among managers and employees in the automotive industry found that participants after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation programme had more satisfaction in their professional life, in comparison to a control group in the same work place.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

More satisfaction at work

B4-Increased-Job-SatisA study among 40 employees that were taught Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation programme, showed greater job satisfaction in comparison to controls.Ref.Academy of Management Journal 17: 362-368, 1974

Improved leadership qualities among employees

B33-Incr-Leadership-BhvrEmployees of a company in the food industry that were taught the Transcendental Meditation technique after four months showed a significant increase on the leadership scale, as compared to a control group of employees that did not participate in the programme.Ref.Career Development International 4: 149–154, 1999

Increased contribution to the organisation

B23-Incr-Contrib-Organiz-v1A three-month prospective study among managers in a company for medical equipment found that those who were taught Transcendental Meditation, in comparison to control persons, showed an increase in ‘contributing to the organisation’, which was a combined index of observational information on higher productivity, better leadership behaviour, better work relationships, increased vitality, improved mental health, improved work sufficiency, and decreased anger.Ref.Dissertation Abstracts International 57(6): 4068B, 1996

Reduced desire to change jobs

B7-Decr-Desire-to-Chg-Jobs-v1In a study among 42 employees that were taught the Transcendental Meditation technique, it turned out that there was less of a desire to change jobs than compared to a control group.Ref.Academy of Management Journal 17: 362-368, 1974

Increased employee effectiveness

B2-Incr-Employee-EffectiveA study among supervisors and employees in the car industry found that, after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, they showed increased effectiveness in comparison to control persons from the same work place.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Improved job performance

B1-Improved-Job-PerformanceIn a study of 42 employees that were taught Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, the employees showed improved job performance as compared to control persons.Ref.Academy of Management Journal 17: 362–368, 1974

Healthier behaviour among managers

B24-Incr-HealthPromotBhvr-v1In a company that produces medical equipment, managers that had learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme after three months showed healthier behaviour, as measured by more regular exercise, food and sleeping habits, a reduction in alcohol usage, in comparison to a control group from the same company.Ref.Dissertation Abstracts International 57(6): 4068B, 1996

Long-Term Decrease of Depression in Government Personnel

B32-LT-Decr-Depress-GovPersLong-term measurement of government employees who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme found that after three years they continued to show significant reduction in depression, in contrast to control employees who had participated in an educational stress-management programme.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 10: 341–350, 1997

Decrease in depression among employees in high-security government project

B31-Decr-Depress-Govt-PersHighly stressed employees of a high-security government agency displayed decreased depression after learning the Transcendental Meditation Programme, in comparison to control employees who participated in a stress-management education programme.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 10: 341–350, 1997

Decreased Impulsiveness in Industrial Workers

A study at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health found a decrease in impulsiveness among a group of 427 employees that were taught the Transcendental Meditation Programme, as compared to a group of 308 control persons. Reference: Japanese Journal of Industrial Health 32: 656, 1990.

Decreased Emotional Instability in Industrial Workers

B19-Decr-Emot-Instabil-IndA study at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health found a decrease in emotional instability among a group of 427 employees that were taught the Transcendental Meditation Programme, as compared to a control group of 308 employees in the same work place.Ref.Japanese Journal of Industrial Health 32: 656, 1990

Improved Night Sleep in Industrial Workers

B17-Improved-sleep-ind-wkrsA study carried out at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health found that the 427 employees that were taught the Transcendental Meditation Programme were able to fall asleep easier at night than those in the control group of 308 employees at the same work place.Ref.Japanese Journal of Public Health 37 (10 Suppl.): 729, 1990

Improved Sleep Quality in Executives and Workers

B16-Impr-Sleep-Qual-Exec_WA study among managers and employees in the car industry showed that after three months of regular practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique, quality of sleep significantly improved (p<.0025) in comparison to controls of the same work place. The effect was the greatest among regular practitioners.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Decreased Stress among Managers

B25-Decr-Stress-ManagersA three-month prospective study of managers at a medical equipment company found that those who learned Transcendental Meditation, compared with matched controls, showed a significant reduction on a standardized measure of perceived stress measuring the degree to which situations in one’s life are perceived as overloading, uncontrollable or unpredictable.Ref.Dissertation Abstracts International 57(6): 4068B, 1996

Decreased Anxiety in Government Personnel

B29-Decr-Anxiety-Govt-PersEmployees at a high-security government agency who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme showed decreased anxiety, in comparison to control employees who participated in an educational stress-management programme.Ref.Stress and Coping: An International Journal 10: 341–350, 1997

Long-Term Decrease of Anxiety in Government Personnel

B30-LT-Decr-Anxiety-GovPersGovernment employees who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme were measured again after three years, and were found to display a long-lasting decrease in anxiety, in comparison to control employees who had participated in an educational stress-management programme.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 10: 341–350, 1997

Improved mental health among managers

B27-Impr-Mental-Health-Mgrs-v1Managers that were taught the Transcendental Meditation programme demonstrated significant growth on a standardised questionnaire on mental health during the three months of their study, as compared to control persons.Ref.Dissertation Abstracts International 57(6): 4068B, 1996

Factory workers spontaneously quit smoking

B22-Free-From-smoking-indA study at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health found an increase in the number of employees that no longer smoked among a group of 427 employees that had been taught the Transcendental Meditation Programme, in comparison to a control group of 308 employees of the same work place. It was not the aim of the study to have practitioners quit smoking, but it was noticed as a spontaneous side effect.Ref.Japanese Journal of Public Health 37 (10 Suppl.): 729, 1990

Reduced cigarette and alcohol consumption among directors and employees

B21-Decr-Cig_Alc-ConsumA study among managers and employees in the automotive industry in the U.S. found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, employees had less cigarette and alcohol consumption in comparison to controls in the same work place. Reduced cigarette and alcohol consumption was not the objective of the study, but was noticed as a side effect.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Improved general health among managers and factory workers

H7-Improved-Health-Executi-v1Managers and other employees in two locations of a car business showed improved health after three months of regular practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique, as measured through self-reports of physical and mental health, as well as measurements of the seriousness and frequency of health complaints, as compared to control groups in the same work places.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Improved health among Japanese factory workers

H6-Decreased-Phys-Com-SuThis research, carried out by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health showed that 427 employees of Sumitomo Heavy Industries that were taught Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique had less physical complaints after five months of practice, as compared to control employees of the same company.Ref.Japanese Journal of Industrial Health 32: 656, 1990

Increased vitality among managers

B28-Incr-Vitality-ManagersManagers in a company for medical equipment that were taught Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique showed a significant increase in a standardised scale for physical vitality, in contrast to matched controls. Higher energy levels and less tiredness were measured.Ref.Dissertation Abstracts International 57(6): 4068B, 1996

Improved health among managers

B26-Decr-PhysSymptomsMgersManagers that were taught the Transcendental Meditation technique showed a significant decrease on the standardised measure for stress-related somatic symptoms, such as chest pains and headaches, as compared to matched controls, during a three month study.Ref.Dissertation Abstracts International 57(6): 4068B, 1996

More success at work

D8-Incr-Employ_VetsAmong a group of veterans who were having difficulty integrating into society, those who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme showed a significant increase in ability to  maintain employment, in comparison to those receiving other forms of treatment at a Vocational Rehabilitation Unit.Ref.Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers, Volume 3: 2123–2127, 1989

מה התקשורת אומרת על המדיטציה הטרנסנדנטלית

מה אומרים מתרגלי מדיטציה טרנסנדנטלית

“כאשר אתה מתרגל מדיטציה טרנסנדנטלית המתחים בעבודה משפיעים עליך פחות, ולזה יש תועלת מיידית על הבריאות ועל שמחת החיים שלך. אתה נהנה יותר מהעבודה, יש לך תפוקה רבה יותר ואתה מוצא שקל לך יותר להסתדר עם השותפים בעבודה. אבל מה שחשוב יותר, אתה לא סוחב את המתח מהמשרד הביתה. יש לך יחסים טובים יותר עם המשפחה ועם החברים, אתה נהנה יותר מהחיים. ברור מהמחקרים שכשאתה מקדיש כמה דקות פעמיים ביום לתרגול המדיטציה הטרנסנדנטלית זה עוזר לך בצורה מדהימה להשיג איזון בין העבודה לבין שאר תחומי החיים”.

הלן דורון, מנכ"לית ובעלת חברה בינלאומית להוראת אנגלית ומתמטיקה לגיל הרך


“מניסיוני האישי נוכחתי כי תרגול סדיר של המדיטציה הטרנסנדנטלית, פעמיים ביום במשך 20 דקות בכל פעם, משפרת ותורמת לחשיבה יצירתית יותר, מפחיתה את המתחים והחרדות ומביאה לי שקט פנימי שהוא כה חשוב למיקוד טוב יותר בעבודה. בנוסף, מצאתי כי לטכניקה הפשוטה והקלה הזו יש השפעה ישירה לצמצום העימותים ולהגברת הריכוז והיעילות בעבודה”.

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