Using TM and the TM-Sidhis with cadets, soldiers, veterans, PTSD sufferers, refugees, bereaved persons; preventing war and expanding peace
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- PTSD in non-veterans
- PTSD in Veterans
- Case Studies of Military Mothers: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study on the Effects of Transcendental Meditation on Parenting Stress
Mary Doan, PhD. 2015 doctoral dissertation, Claremont Graduate School, San Diego State University [Mixed] method comparative case studies explored the role of the practice of one hundred hours of Transcendental Meditation on parenting stress, Post-traumatic symptom disorder (PTSD), life satisfaction, and sleep deprivation symptoms, Data was collected from a group of five military mothers with these inclusion criterion: children ranging in age from 1year to 18 years, military families living in southern California, military mothers being the primary caretakers of their children, husbands involved in the military, military mothers diagnosed with PTSD, and military mothers experiencing high levels of stress in military life and parenting. Unstructured interviews and case studies were means of documentation of the changes in parenting stress, life satisfaction, sleep, and PTSD pre- and post-100 hours. Observations of the military mothers and their children for content analysis were part of the monthly meetings at 25, 50, 75 and 100 hours of practice of TM. The six descriptors of content analysis were: parenting style, task orientation, maturity, communication, assertiveness, and consistency of meditation. Results showed positive growth of at least one point in these six descriptors. This research suggests that by practicing 100 or more hours of meditation, military mothers diagnosed with PTSD experienced highly positive life satisfaction change as well as improved parenting skills. The use of Transcendental Meditation can be an effective method with parents under stress in the military or within childcare facilities, preschools, schools, or teen parenting.
- Chicago Mothers Who've Lost Children to Violence Find Peace (5 min video)
"This story is about mothers in Chicago who have lost their children to violence in Chicago. Through a support program, they learned Transcendental Meditation (TM) and were able to find some peace after months of grieving." (See partial transcript on web page.) This is the same program as the DNAinfo item above.
- Continued Trauma Therapy at Pride ROC of Chicago
More at http://priderocchicago.org/index.php/2018/12/16/pride-roc-chicago-ending-violence-and-restoring-peace-from-the-inside-out/
- David Lynch Foundation HIV Initiative
- Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Employee Stress,
Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Employee Stress, Depression, and Burnout: A Randomized Controlled Study. Charles Elder, MD, MPH, FACP; Sanford Nidich, EdD; Francis Moriarty, EdD; Randi Nidich, EdD. Perm J 2014 Winter;18(1):19-23.
- FDNY Commissioner Cassano, TM and First Responders
“I wasn’t going to try to sell something like Transcendental Meditation to my guys unless I did it myself,” recalls New York Fire Department (FDNY) Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, who recently retired after serving 44 years in the fire department. “So I learned how to meditate, and I liked the results. It’s a stressful job with little sleep. Right away, I noticed a big difference. I slept better at night and I felt better during the day. I look at this as a tool in the toolbox to handle stress.”
- Heal the Healers Now
The Center for Health and Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, has launched a new initiative to provide meditation to U.S. medical providers battling COVID-19.
- Huffington Post - How Meditation Is A Healing Tool For HIV Patients
How Meditation Is A Healing Tool For HIV Patients
Welcome to Thrive on Live with @CaroMT. Meditation is known to be a powerful healer. Bob Roth of the David Lynch Foundation joins us to discuss how patients with HIV and AIDS are using transcendental meditation to heal their bodies and minds.
Originally aired on November 5, 2014
Hosted by: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
Bob Roth @meditationbob (New York , NY) Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation
Michael Rouppet (San Francisco, CA) HIV-Positive; San Francisco AIDS Foundation; Housing Counselor, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
Dr. Kamiar Alaei (Albany, NY) Doctor Specializing in HIV/AIDS; Professor, SUNY Albany
- National Summit: Exploring the science of meditation on trauma, stress, and the brain (2 hours)
December 8, 2016 webcast from the U.S. Institute of Peace. Synopsis available at http://tmhome.com/news-events/meditation-trauma-stress-and-brain/ (Skip first 4 minutes and skip the silent portion with David Lynch - the segment, with the missing audio, is included at the end.)
- Pilot RCT of TM in people living with HIV/AIDS
Effects of behavioral stress reduction Transcendental Meditation intervention in persons with HIV
Sumedha Chhatre, David S. Metzger, Ian Frank, Jean Boyer, Edward Thompson, Sanford Nidich, Luis J. Montaner & Ravishankar Jayadevappa
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume 25, Issue 10, 2013
- Preventing and Reversing Nurse Burnout (15 min)
"CE contact hours are now available for the course: 'Transcendental Meditation® for nurses: Developing capacity for improved judgment, decision making and resilience under stress'"
- Scientific publications related to TM and the military
- Transcendental meditation: A path to healing
Transcendental meditation: A path to healing, December 11, 2014
"FORT GORDON, Ga. -- Staff Sgt. Todd Knauber used to believe it would sound ridiculous to recommend something like transcendental meditation classes to fellow combat veterans but the results have changed his views." www.army.mil
- Violence prevention