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

PTSD cured

R2-Dec-Stress-Disorder-v1Patients seeking treatment for traumatic stress who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme showed a significant reduction in symptoms of stress disorder in comparison to those receiving psychotherapy.Ref.Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212-215, 1985

Decreased Stress Response

E39-Decreased-Stress-ResponseUniversity students who learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique displayed decreased stress response after 10 week of practice, in contrast to greater stress response among students randomly assigned to a delayed-start condition. Reduced stress response was measured as quicker physiological habituation to the stressful stimulus of a loud noise. Students learning the Transcendental Meditation Technique also showed increased integration of brain functioning and decreased sleepiness in comparison to controls.Ref.International Journal of Psychophysiology 71: 170–176, 2009

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 Stress During Task Performance

B15-Dec-Stress-During-TaskA study of executives and workers in the automotive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, participants showed decreased physiological stress (reduced skin conductance) during performance of a task, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.Ref.Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal  6: 245–262, 1993

Calmer Style of Physiological Functioning: Less Stress in Daily Activity

H3-Calmer-Style-of-PhysiA meta-analysis found that those who practise Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, in contrast to controls, show outside of meditation a calmer style of physiological functioning, as indicated by lower levels of respiration rate, heart rate, spontaneous skin resistance responses, and plasma lactate.Ref.American Psychologist 42: 879–881, 1987

Quicker Recovery from Stress

H2-Recovery-from-stressThose who practise the Transcendental Meditation Programme showed more rapid physiological recovery (measured by galvanic skin resistance) from the stress of a loud sound. A series of sounds was presented, and after fewer presentations the sound did not cause a stress response among TM practitioners.Ref.Psychosomatic Medicine 35: 341–349, 1973

Greater Physiological Stability

H1-Greater-Phys-Stabil-v1Those who practice the Transcendental Meditation Programme show more stability of the autonomic nervous system, as indicated by less frequent spontaneous skin resistance fluctuations (greater time between fluctuations).Ref.Psychosomatic Medicine 35: 341–349, 1973

Decreased Stress, Anxiety, and ADHD Symptoms

E40-Stress-ADHD-SymptomsSchool students with a current diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique displayed after three months reduced stress, anxiety, and ADHD symptoms, as rated both by teachers and by themselves. The p-value on the chart indicates improvement as determined by a multivariate test for the following subscales: anxious/depresses, withdrawn/depressed, affective problems, anxiety problems, attention problems, ADHD problems, and total problems; the bars on the chart indicate change on the total problems subscale.Ref.Current Issues in Education 10(2), 2008. [Online]

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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