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'There's an air here of hope': Nuclear medical technologist sees good effects of Transcendental Meditation at cancer center    Translate This Article
30 October 2012

At the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center in Bakersfield, California, USA, many staff have learned Transcendental Meditation as part of a companywide wellness program offered by the center's director, oncologist Ravi Patel, M.D., to counteract the intense physical and emotional stress of their work.

See Part I of this article: TM helps cancer treatment center health providers overcome stress.

Following are comments from Sue Ellen Jenkins, Nuclear Medical Technologist at the Center:

''As an employee I feel very blessed to work for a company that would invest in me as far as how that affects the ability to deal with your customers, your patients. It's a win win situation for everybody. . . .

''When you walk through the clinic, there's an air here of hope, there's an air of commonality among the staff.

''Come here and feel the environment and you tell me, what's the difference.''

Ms. Jenkins' comments are featured on a seven-minute video documenting the positive impact the program has had on the whole atmosphere at the Center:

Global Good News has been featuring the reflections of several health professionals at the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center, about the reduced stress and increased emotional balance they have found through practicing Transcendental Meditation. Here are others that have been featured:

Cancer center employee praises stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation: 'My blood pressure has gone down'
'I could not believe how easy TM was': Cancer centre research director
Transcendental Meditation helps radiation oncologist handle on-the-job stress
'A deeper harmony, much easier to work together': Cancer center founder praises Transcendental Meditation effects on staff.

Related posts:

1. Helping Veterans and Their Families Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress
2. TM Helps Women Vets Overcome the Stress of Military Life
3. New Research Finds TM Helps Ease School Stress
4. How to Overcome Stress in the Work Place
5. Edutopia: SF School Uses TM to Overcome Problems


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