A natural solution to anxiety and depression

Both anxiety and depression are extremely common, yet a simple solution may be at hand. For some, stressful or discouraging events produce short-lived symptoms; but for others, anxiety and depression can be on-going and relentless, making normal daily life impossible. Transcendental Meditation provides a natural solution to help you overcome anxiety and depression.

TM breaks the vicious circle

Dealing with anxiety and depression can be a long-term challenge and even a vicious circle, where the less we are able to cope, the more anxious or depressed we become.

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Twice as effective as other techniques

What distinguishes TM is its holistic effect. It is like watering the root of a plant instead of just tending the leaves. Scientific research has shown that the deep relaxation gained from Transcendental Meditation settles mind and body so that the nervous reaction to stress is lessened. Subsequently, the anxiety and depression are reduced, enabling you to manage and overcome many of the symptoms that you may experience, including panic attacks, social anxiety and phobias.
An analysis of all 146 published studies on relaxation and anxiety (see chart left) showed that Transcendental Meditation was twice as effective in reducing anxiety as other techniques including the relaxation response, concentration meditation, systematic muscular relaxation, and muscle biofeedback.
Interestingly, the longer the people in these studies had been practising TM, the greater was the decrease in anxiety.

Always take medical advice

If you feel that anxiety or depression is seriously disrupting your life, you should consult your GP. Transcendental Meditation is complementary to any medical approaches to managing anxiety and depression. However you should never substitute practising TM for proper medical advice, and ...

  • Always take the advice of your doctor.
  • Never decrease any medication unless advised by your doctor to do so.

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Norman Rosenthal MD

Norman Rosenthal, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical School, author of "Transcendence"

"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."

A doctor's experience, Dr Michael Musgrave

"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."