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Meditation: Don't leave home without it
by Shirley Lancaster,

Reported in Transcendental Meditation News - UK    Translate This Article
3 June 2011

'A daily dose of meditation is a route to spiritual joy and mental health,' according to a recent article in 'Looking after our minds should be as natural as brushing our teeth. . . .

'The psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.,* best known for being the first to describe seasonal affective disorder (SAD), believes meditation is an essential daily habit. Addressing a seminar on Meditation and Mental Health in London this month—organised by Meditatio, the outreach programme of the World Community for Christian Meditation—Rosenthal said he wouldn't leave the house without it.

'Rosenthal recommends Transcendental Meditation (TM) to patients. Peer-reviewed research on the physical and psychological benefits of TM—from reduced anxiety to increased creativity—is impressive . . . . [For example,] our responses become less reactive. For prisoners and city school kids, ''a couple more minutes to respond'' can mean not hitting out.'

The article in also discusses presentations of other speakers at the seminar about meditation and mental health.

Article adapted from: Meditation: Don't Leave Home Without It! on, the official website for the Transcendental Meditation Programme in the United Kingdom.

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* Dr Rosenthal is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School and the author of Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation (Tarcher Penguin), just released on June 2, 2011. Dr Rosenthal pioneered the use of light therapy in the treatment of SAD during his 20-year career as senior researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA.

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