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Healing the Hidden Wounds of War: How Transcendental Meditation can help veterans combat PTSD

David Lynch Foundation - Operation Warrior Wellness    Translate This Article
17 August 2013

Today, August 17, the Washington, DC Association of Veterans Practicing Transcendental Meditation presented a free public forum, 'Healing the Hidden Wounds of War: How Transcendental Meditation can help veterans combat PTSD'.

At the event in Bethesda, Maryland, attendees learned how veterans are finding relief from combat-induced stress through Transcendental Meditation, enabling them to escape the self-destructive cycle of drugs, alcohol, and depression.

Veterans with PTSD attending the conference were being invited to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique for free. The cost of their personal instruction in the stress-reducing TM technique will be covered by grants from the and David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness.

See related articles:
TM reduces PTSD among active duty US Army, says new research
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr.: Transcendental Meditation for PTSD

The TM® technique has been learned by over 5 million people around the world, and over 350 published studies have found it effective for relieving stress and anxiety, improving health and wellness, and more.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 30% to 35% of the 1.64 million U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq meet DSM-IV criteria for PTSD. Almost half of all veterans with PTSD have never sought help of any kind, and of those who have sought help, half receive inadequate treatment. The effect of untreated, or inadequately treated, PTSD for hundreds of thousands of veterans has created a national emergency.

Topics covered in today's public forum:
∙ Why TM is effective for combating PTSD
∙ How TM promotes resilency in veterans
∙ Why anyone can practice TM
∙ Why TM works from the start
∙ How TM has been scientifically researched¬†
∙ How to learn TM in Washington, DC
∙ Questions from the audience

∙ Bob Roth — Certified TM teacher
∙ Dr. Sarina Grosswald — Medical/PTSD Researcher
∙ Dr. William R. Stixrud — Neuropsychologist
∙ Ron Khare — Vietnam veteran
∙ Supriya Vidic — Iraq War Veteran
∙ David George — Iraq War veteran
∙ James Wilson — Iraq War veteran¬†

For more information about how Transcendental Meditation can help veterans and anyone suffering from extreme stress go to: and

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