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Students with ADHD report improvements with Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer
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23 June 2011
Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) reported many benefits in their lives—both academic and social—after they learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme.
Transcendental Meditation is easy to practise, said students who participated in a recent study.
They noticed that they had better attention and focus in school, and this made school more interesting and enjoyable.
'The teacher doesn't change, the school doesn't change, but their interest and their enjoyment of school changed,' commented Dr Sarina Grosswald, who directs the David Lynch Foundation's Office of ADHD.
Those who had not been as socially adept before learning Transcendental Meditation reported they were making new friends, and others said they were getting along better with their friends. Students also said they were sleeping better.
These benefits can be long lasting. One student, now 21, participated in a study about seven years ago. 'This was a student who very much was a loner. His social skills were not developed, and he didn't have a lot of friends,' Dr Grosswald said.
He continued with his practice of Transcendental Meditation and in his senior year became student body president of his high school. In college, he was in student government, and now is doing well in a management job.
In the coming days, Global Good News will continue to report on this study.
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