News Maharishi in the World Today

How We Present
the News

Research indicates TM is a tool for student health and well-being
by Mario Orsatti    Translate This Article
8 July 2011

The Excellence in Action page of Global Good News is featuring this article with colourful photos.

Please click on the following link to read more about 'Research indicates TM is a tool for student health and well-being'.

The article features a new research study that found that the simple, easily-learned Transcendental Meditation Technique reduced stress levels, trait anxiety, depression, and 'perfectionistic thinking, among 43 college students participating in a two-semester study at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. The research was published in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy (Vol 25, Issue 2, April through June 2011).

'College students are trying to deal with unprecedented levels of stress,' said lead researcher Dr. Jaimie Burns, Assistant Director of the Trinity Counseling Center. 'They are going through a transitional time in life and are trying to navigate through intense academic and personal growth challenges. . . .

''We are always evaluating tools to find out what works and how well they work. Our question was, will a tool like Transcendental Meditation really work? Our goal was to carefully, objectively, assess how effective TM would be, and we were impressed with the results, especially in the areas of trait anxiety and perfectionistic thinking,'' she said.

''Mental health professionals often have difficulty helping people with this kind of dispositional anxiety,'' said Dr. Burns. ''To find something that helps these people is a significant problem because it's entrenched in them. Therapy generally does not help. This is why the effect of TM practice in this study was impressive. . . . What made the findings even more impressive was that our post-testing took place at the end of a semester around the time of the students' final exams when one would expect stress levels to be heightened.''

Enjoy the full article on the Excellence in Action page.

© Copyright 2011 Maharishi Foundation USA

Global Good News comment:

For the good news about Maharishi's seven-point programme to create a healthy, happy, prosperous society, and a peaceful world, please visit: Global Financial Capital of New York.

Translation software is not perfect; however if you would like to try it, you can translate this page using:

(Altavista babelfish)

education news more

World News | Genetic Engineering | Education | Business | Health News

Search | Global News | Agriculture and Environmental News | Business News
Culture News | Education News | Government News | Health News
Science and Technology News | World Peace | Maharishi Programmes
Press Conferences | Transcendental Meditation | Celebration Calendars | Gifts
News by Country | News in Pictures | What's New | Modem/High Speed | RSS/XML