Transcendental Meditation for children and teenagers
Reduces stress for improved health, increased intelligence, and happiness. Also lessens anxiety and
depression for more positive thinking.
Every child faces stressful situations from time to time – fears, conflicts, anger, frustration, anxiety and depression. It’s all part of growing up. No matter what age, our children look to us, as parents, for guidance and advice. Yet, we don’t always have the answers. What we can be certain of though, is that we want the best for our children.
Children who practise Transcendental Meditation benefit from inner peace, calmness, and happiness
“TM calms me down. It gives me the energy to work hard in school. If I didn’t have TM, I don’t know what my life would be like.”
– Patrice, age 13
“I never thought I could sit quietly for 10 minutes, with my eyes closed, but meditating is easy - and fun.” – Derek, aged 12
“I would say TM makes me very happy. I feel happy inside when I meditate and I feel happy when I am done meditating.”
– Meena, aged 11
“I look forward to my TM practice. It’s a good preparation for the intensity of my school day- and a good way to end the day as well.”
– Parsha, aged 13
“ I feel peaceful when I meditate. Everyone should experience this.”
– Maria, aged 14
“Thank you for TM … It has helped me a lot.” – Kenny, aged 14
“What I appreciate most when I meditate is the inner calm and deep rest. It makes my mind clearer - and my day so much smoother.”
– Coral, aged 17
Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn and enjoyable to practise, requiring no effort, concentration or special skills. Any childcan learn it – including children from the age of 5 years.
Transcendental Meditation for children is a simple and natural technique that increases happiness, self-esteem, calmness and creativity. It also provides children and teenagers with a means to cope with stress, anxiety and depression. Children say they feel more settled and find it is easier to focus in school. Parents say it helps their children to better understand themselves, as a result of which they are able to deal with their emotions and get along more harmoniously with their family, friends, siblings and teachers.
Transcendental Meditation improves life and reduces stress
in children and teenagers
“Transcendental Meditation is the best natural approach to reverse the effects of stress. Stress is a major contributor to many illness and suffering. I have witnessed the healing effects of TM on thousands of my patients and would recommend it to everyone.”– Dr Donn Brennan. MB BCh BAO, MRCGP, MSc Ayu,
and Ayurvedic Physician.
Transcendental Meditation is a natural process that allows the mind and body to settle down to experience a unique state of deep rest - different from sleep, drowsiness, or ordinary relaxation - in which the body is deeply rested and the mind is fully alert. Extensive scientific research has shown that this special type of rest reduces the effects of stress and prevents stress from accumulating over time.
Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation provides help for children of all ages:
- more happiness (decreases depression)
- less stress
- calmer emotions and sense of being more in control
- more patience in dealings with others
- less anxious when revising and taking exams
- enhanced creativity and imagination
- improved brain functioning
- improved memory, better concentration and greater ability to learn
- greater maturity, self-esteem and self-confidence
- improved sleep
- improved health and well-being
- improved mind-body coordination
- less tendency towards smoking, alcohol consumption and drug abuse
See other benefits of Transcendental Meditation.
NEWLY PUBLISHED STUDY: Transcendental Meditation reduces ADHD symptoms among students.
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David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace
Scientific Research on TM
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