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The healing power of meditation
by Krista Noble
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6 June 2014
On 2 June 2014 New Age Journal reported: Esperance Ndozi, a refugee from Sudan who fled with her children to Uganda, suffered terribly from posttraumatic stress (PTS). 'She hoped to begin a new life. But the horrors of Esperance's past haunted her day and night,' writes Krista Noble. Moreover, 'Ndozi was not alone in the challenges that she faced. It is estimated that 100 million Africans suffer from PTS. These men and women have experienced the trauma of war, terrorism, violence, abuse or natural disasters.' In Uganda, Esperance's life changed dramatically for the better when she was able to learn Transcendental Meditation through the African PTSD Relief organization. 'Within 10 days of beginning Transcendental Meditation, Ndozi noticed a profound change in herself': she was sleeping better and felt deep relaxation, inner peace, happiness, and freedom from negativity, sadness, and fear. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of world peace.
'Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, natural technique that involves sitting with the eyes closed for 20 minutes twice a day,' the New Age Journal article explains. 'The technique releases stresses from the physiology, creating a unique state of deep relaxation.'
Scientific research studies had found Transcendental Meditation effective in reducing PTS in military veterans, from Vietnam to Afghanistan.
'African PTSD Relief wanted traumatized refugees like Ndozi to benefit from Transcendental Meditation just as the American veterans had. In 2011, the foundation sponsored an initiative to teach Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 PTS victims in Africa.'
New published studies on Congolese war refugees corroborated Esperance's experience, finding 'a significant decrease in their PTS symptoms' within the first 10 days after learning the practice.
'From veterans to refugees, TM is bringing hope to those suffering from past traumas,' the New Age Journal article concludes. 'Ndozi, for one, is excited about the opportunities that this technique represents. Speaking of TM, she says, ''This is wonderful. This is wonderful for me and . . . the whole world should know that.'' '
Click here to read the full article online at NewAgeJournal.com, which includes source contacts for African PTSD Relief, and a list of references for research studies on Transcendental Meditation and PTS, and other information.
For more information visit: African PTSD Relief
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