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Faculty at Maharishi University of Management research, publish, and present
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5 June 2012
In a year-end review of achievements at Maharishi University of Management, Executive Vice President Dr Craig Pearson mentioned a number of recent developments, including several undertaken by university faculty.
Dr Pearson said, 'With all the teaching that our faculty do, nevertheless this was another very productive year for outreach, academic publication, and presentation.'
One faculty member, Dr Sanford Nidich, was the lead investigator in a study on Transcendental Meditation which found reduced psychological distress in public school students, particularly at-risk minority students. The study was published in the Journal of Instructional Psychology and found a 36% reduction in overall psychological stress, anxiety, and depression.
Dr Robert Schneider, Dean of Maharishi College of Perfect Health, was one of a dozen top medical scientists in the United States invited to a special conference held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to address how stress affects daily life in the individual and society.
'This conference was attended by government policy makers, scientists, and the general public,' Dr Pearson added. 'Dr Schneider of course explained how the Transcendental Meditation technique fosters resilience in the face of stress. He spoke about how social stress can be alleviated through the Maharishi Effect,* with the common denominator in both cases of transcendence and the presence of pure consciousness.'
Dr Schneider also was invited to give the plenary presentation at the largest international congress on yoga in the world, held this year in Bangalore, India. Dr Schneider was the featured speaker and he spoke on the Transcendental Meditation technique as the essence of yoga, which is described by Maharishi Patanjali as the settling of the mind.
In addition, Maharishi University of Management faculty member Dr Fred Travis was invited to give a plenary talk at a yoga conference in Germany, where he spoke about the true nature of yoga. Dr Travis, director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition, also spoke in a number of universities across Germany about Transcendental Meditation and its measurable effect on brain functioning.
* The name given by scientists to the measurable effect of coherence and harmony produced in society by large groups practising Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques.
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