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Using Transcendental Meditation to treat PTSD: New video from David Lynch Foundation
by Global Good News staff writer

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6 August 2013

With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the military a visible and pressing issue, the work of the David Lynch Foundation in this area is gaining momentum and support. A new video produced by the foundation was recently released, showing highlights from a conference in Washington, DC, convened to spread awareness of the successful treatment of PTSD with Transcendental Meditation (TM).

The National Summit on Resilience, the Brain, and Meditation, held at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, brought together veterans, researchers, and other key people including the president of the oldest military academy in the USA, to speak about the effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation in alleviating symptoms of PTSD.

Speakers noted that the relief veterans, even active duty military, are finding through the practice of Transcendental Meditation is very compelling.

The summit consisted both of testimonials from veterans who have experienced relief through TM and preliminary indications from research the government is in the midst of conducting.

One of the event's speakers was W. Scott Gould, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He said, 'I'm obviously very interested in techniques that could, in a very simple and easy way, make people more resilient.'

His goal, he added, is to prevent PTSD before it happens. One area of interest is research linking Transcendental Meditation practice with increased resilience before entering the battlefield.

A cadet in training from Norwich University, who is also a Junior and Platoon Sergeant, spoke of his experience with TM. He said, 'There is no doubt in my mind that Transcendental Meditation makes a difference and has made a difference in my life, more incredible than I had initially expected.'

Another Norwich University cadet noticed a difference in the entire platoon who practised Transcendental Meditation. The differences, he said, were not due to mere coincidence.

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