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"One thing that I find with meditating is that it helps me make better decisions... I'm more creative too. So there's the element of reducing stress, reducing tiredness and all those feelings, but there is the positive element as well".

Arianna Huffington on TM

Arianna Huffington

Meditate for a brighter,
more positive state of mind

Evidence shows that Transcendental Meditation improves your resilience to stress.
This simple technique allows you to find deep relaxation ... and also strengthens you
to better handle ... the challenging situations life presents.

Decrease your stress hormones naturally

TM's effect on cortisol: this landmark study published in Hormones and Behavour found that Transcendential Meditation reduces cortisol by 30%.

Decreased Cortisol

The Stress Hormone

Reference: Hormones and Behaviour

Decreased Symptoms of Stress (PTSD)

TM is twice as effective at reducing stress

Source: Journal of Counseling and Development

Reduce the effects of stress

War veterans practising TM improved significantly on eight measures, in contrast to others randomly assigned to a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities.

Jennifer Aniston

"There is a peaceful joy"

Clint Eastwood:

"TM is a great tool for anyone"

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The first step is to attend a free introductory talk or "Info Session".
This will be presented by a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and generally takes about 1 hour. You will find out:

  • Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety
  • Why anyone can practise TM
  • What benefits you can realistically expect
  • How it works – the process of transcending
  • How TM differs from other meditations
  • What happens during TM

Following the talk there will be an opportunity to meet privately with the Teacher to discuss personal considerations.

The talk is a prerequisite to joining a course of instruction in TM, but there is no commitment to learn. It is open to everyone even if you only have a mild curiosity! Feel free to bring a friend.

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