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Bob Roth at Google Zeitgeist
by Bibi Tran

David Lynch Foundation Blog    Translate This Article
30 September 2014

The David Lynch Foundation recently partnered with the Center for Leadership Performance (CLP) to bring Transcendental Meditation to CEOs and other leaders of the New York business community.

Demand for the technique is gaining considerable traction. In recent months, hundreds of professionals have learned to meditate through the CLP office in New York City. They are also recommending the technique to their family members and colleagues and are even incorporating it into their company executive training and wellness programs. The reason is simple: Stress is the number one cause of workplace sickness, health care costs, and absenteeism. TM is a highly effective and cost-efficient tool for overcoming stress, promoting health, and maintaining balance in the face of an ever-changing marketplace and fast-paced work environments.

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Bob Roth talks about Transcendental Meditation at Google Zeitgeist.

One clear sign of this growing interest was the invitation David Lynch Foundation executive director Bob Roth received to address this year's prestigious ''Google Zeitgeist,'' which was held on September 14 to 16 in Phoenix. (Keynote speakers included former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Google Chair Eric Schmidt.) Bob presented the evidence-based benefits of Transcendental Meditation to 400 of the world's top government, business and thought leaders. He also spoke about the work of the David Lynch Foundation to bring TM to at-risk populations.

''When we sit and meditate, we make better decisions, have better judgment, better planning, we are more ourselves.''¬†—Bob Roth

''Research has demystified a technique that for me was never¬†mystical—but practical and down-to-earth. I can sit down, close my eyes, and within a few minutes access a level of rest and relaxation in my body that research shows is deeper than many parts of the deepest part of the deep sleep. This deep rest reduces levels of the 'stress' hormone cortisol by 30% and markedly increases the 'happiness' neurotransmitter serotonin,'' Bob said. ''According to the American Heart Association, the practice of TM reduces blood pressure more effectively than any other meditation or relaxation technique and on par with first line antihypertensive medication—without any hazardous side effects.''

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