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African refugee describes healing power of Transcendental Meditation: ''I'm free - I'm a free woman''
by Krista Noble

New Age Journal    Translate This Article
18 September 2014

In Part II of Krista Noble's recent article, Sudanese refugee Esperance Ndozi, who suffered from posttraumatic stress (PTS), describes the dramatic positive changes she experienced soon after learning Transcendental Meditation.

Please see Part I of this article: The healing power of meditation

A Profound Transformation

Within 10 days of beginning Transcendental Meditation, Ndozi noticed a profound change in herself. She describes her experiences in an online interview (Ndozi, 2009).

''When you start meditating,'' she says, ''your mind, your body relaxes. You feel [you're] out of [the] outside world. You are just in your [own] peaceful world.''

According to Ndozi, the feeling of peace endures after each 20-minute TM session.

''No negativity,'' she says, smiling broadly. ''No, it doesn't come near me now.'' Ndozi began to enjoy deep sleep at night, and found an escape from her uncontrollable tears.

''When the mind is fresh,'' she says, ''you see, even if you want me to cry now, I can't.'' Ndozi laughs. ''I can't! It is not there in me.''

When she recalls the traumatic abuse that she endured, Ndozi feels detached from the memory.

''Now, I feel like it was in somebody [else's] body,'' Ndozi explains. ''Not me. Me, I'm free. I'm a free woman!''


Global Good News will continue to feature Krista Noble's article in New Age Journal about the African PTSD Relief project and research.


Ndozi, Esperance. (2009). African PTSD Relief. David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. Retrieved from

Source: Reprinted with permission.

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