Enjoy deep rest and freedom from anxiety

Transcendental Meditation balances negative emotions like fear and anxiety so life becomes more fulfilling and mind and body enjoys improved all-round health.

"Anxiety in all its various forms will generally respond well to Transcendental Meditation. Even in those people already receiving treatment for anxiety, adding TM to the mix often means that their drug levels can be lowered as their response improves."

Dr Norman Rosenthal, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, previously NIMH Senior Researcher, author of "Transcendence".

Transcendental Meditation – the facts

Whether anxiety has resulted from stressful or overwhelming events or circumstances, or whether it has accumulated over time, regular practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) eliminates deep rooted stresses so that dealing with life's challenges does not result in anxiety and depression.

A comparative study, involving 1,295 people with high anxiety, found TM was more effective than other methods at reducing anxiety. The effect was greatest among people with the highest levels of long-term anxiety.

How does TM Eliminate Anxiety?

Transcendental Meditation creates a state of deep rest in the nervous system which is profoundly deeper than ordinary rest and relaxation - and even deeper than the rest achieved during sleep. This allows the brain and physiology to naturally replace the over-produced stress hormones of cortisol and blood lactate with life supporting bio-chemicals such as plasma prolactin (essential for healthy metabolism and regulation of the immune system) and phenylalanine (the body's natural analgesic and anti-depressant).

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What the Media is saying about TM

Time Magazine

BBC News: Meditation lowers blood pressure

"Transcendental meditation may be one way to keep the heart healthy, say researchers who have discovered how it keeps blood pressure low."

FT: Financial Times "Meditate to sharpen your assertive edge"

"TM helps people 'become more dynamic, more focused, more creative and yet not consumed by stress' … 'it's unlikely [aggressive Type-A personalities] will be de-fanged and turned into a Type-B, by meditating. But they might feel less tense'."

The Guardian: Does TM work?

On 1 March 2014, one of the biggest British national daily newspapers, The Guardian, published a long article on the Transcendental Meditation practice. Staff journalist Stuart Heritage approached the topic from a very personal perspective: "First he tried sleep apps, then a flotation tank, then mindfulness – but nothing would stop the chatter in Stuart Heritage's increasingly exhausted mind. Would Transcendental Meditation, currently enjoying a revival, do the trick?"  Peppered by tongue-in-cheek humour, the article has created quite a stir in Britain. According to trustworthy sources, the interest in learning the TM technique has simply skyrocketed in the weeks following the publication of the story.

Time Magazine: TM for PTSD

Time Magazine: TM for PTSD "a peer-reviewed study finds that TM may have helped to alleviate symptoms of PTSD and improve quality of life in veterans of OEF/OIF with combat-related PTSD."

Some successful TM Practitioners




Nicole Kidman


Jim Carrey


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What people say

"For many years I had suffered anxiety and depression. I had been wired and unable to sleep. On learning TM, I gave up smoking instantly, my blood pressure dropped without any help either, and I haven't had an asthma attack since. But, best of all, no more worry, no more depression, no more raging bull. Now, only sleep, peace, contentment, happiness, balance."

– Sarah-Jane Quick, PA

"All these anxieties and fears and things that just kill us – all of those start going away. ... I have been ‘diving within' through the TM technique for over 30 years. It has changed my life, my world."

– David Lynch, award-winning film maker and artisht

"In my years as a GP I found TM to be a dignified form of self help for my patients, who often reported benefits such as reduced anxiety, less sense of stress, better sleep, improved wellbeing. It is completely safe and for many people makes a good alternative to time consuming therapies and is likely to reduce the need for medication, and this is consistent with the research findings."

- Dr Michael Musgrave, GP