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Distinguished panel of speakers to address Operation Warrior Wellness launch, 13 December

David Lynch Foundation - USA
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8 December 2010

At the 13 December launch of 'Operation Warrior Wellness'—the new national initiative to teach 10,000 veterans Transcendental Meditation—Clint Eastwood and David Lynch along with a distinguished panel of researchers, veterans and active duty soldiers will address the conference.

To watch live global webcasts 13 December:
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Launch of Operation Warrior Wellness—11:00am (US ET)
Paley Center for Media, New York City

''Change Begins Within'' Benefit Gala—9:00pm (US ET)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Click here for Part 1 of this press release about the 13 December launch.

In addition to celebrity film directors and others who support this David Lynch Foundation initiative, researchers will present evidence showing that Transcendental Meditation can be an effective aid for veterans suffering from combat stress and PTSD, including anxiety, depression, anger episodes, hypervigilance, insomnia, and substance abuse.

Meditating veterans from World War II, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan will report on how Transcendental Meditation has aided their recovery from PTSD.

Panelists speaking at the conference include:

Clint Eastwood

David Lynch

Martin Scorsese

Russell Brand

Colonel Brian M. Rees, M.D., M.P.H., command surgeon, 63d Regional Support Command with 34 years of commissioned military service, who recently completed his fourth deployment in Afghanistan. Col. Rees serves as co-chair of Operation Warrior Wellness.

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. senior researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology for 20 years at the National Institute of Mental Health; clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School, who conducted research on TM and Iraq veterans with PTSD.

John Hagelin, Ph.D., Harvard-trained quantum physicist who has led an international scientific investigation over the past 25 years into the applications of Transcendental Meditation for health and education; president of the David Lynch Foundation.

James Krag, M.D., recent president of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia and currently clinic psychiatrist with the Veterans Administration.

Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D., George Washington University-trained cognitive learning specialist and published researcher on the effects of TM on PTSD and ADHD.

Jerry Yellin, P-51 pilot in WWII who flew 19 missions over Japan, and was victimized by PTSD for 25 years before learning to meditate in 1975. Mr. Yellin is a member of the Military Writers Society of America; author of three award-winning books, and honorary board member of the Iwo Jima Association of America. Jerry serves as co-chair of Operation Warrior Wellness.

Ed Schloeman, Vietnam vet

Dan Burks, Vietnam vet

Lt. Col. Brenda Marlinbanks, Iraq vet

David George, Iraq vet



Healing the Wounds of PTSD Through Meditation



Ken Chawkin
+1 641-470-1314

Bob Roth
+1 202-251-7014
David Lynch Foundation

To view a bibliography for research on Transcendental Meditation, stress and stress-related disorders, click here.

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