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“HEAL THE HEALERS NOWSM

New Initiative to Provide Meditation to US Medical Providers Battling COVID-19

To Reduce Anxiety, Boost Resilience, Heal Trauma

“Heal the Healers Now,” a new initiative to bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® technique to medical providers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic, was launched nationally on Monday, April 6, by the two nonprofit groups: the Center for Health and Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation and the US TM® organization.

Even before the pandemic, a Harvard report called physician burnout “a public health crisis that urgently demands action” with several surveys putting the rate of provider burnout as high as 70 percent. The American Academy of Family Physicians linked burnout to higher rates of medical errors, substance abuse and addiction, and suicide among physicians.

Today, the situation is far worse, and demands well-documented, innovative approaches to address this crisis. “Transcendental Meditation is an evidence-based, non-pharmacological intervention for this devastating public health crisis,” said Stuart Rothenberg, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Health and Wellness.

“The Center for Health and Wellness has a long track record of providing TM instruction to first responders, including police, firefighters, and military personnel. Today, our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers are true first responders—they are on the frontlines in a literal life-or-death battle against a pandemic that threatens the very life of society,” Dr. Rothenberg said.

Deep relaxation and stress reduction

Transcendental Meditation is an easy-to-learn, enjoyable-to-practice mental technique for deep relaxation and stress-reduction that has been successfully offered in hospitals and clinics as well as medical schools, academic and VA medical centers, military academies, substance abuse centers, prisons, and other settings, according to the TM.org website.

Dr. Rothenberg said the TM-based “Healthcare Provider Wellness Program” will be offered to healthcare providers as a stand-alone approach or as an adjuvant therapy to make existing programs for managing stress more effective. TM instructions will be carried out in partnership with affiliated institutions. The Wellness Program has already been offered in hospitals and clinics nationally, including most recently at Weill Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City with significant reductions in physician burnout, insomnia, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress over a three-month period in those practicing the TM technique.

A practical approach during this challenging time

“Our heartfelt appreciation goes to all those who have given their time, resources, and expertise to support our heroic healthcare providers,” Dr. Rothenberg said. “We are honored to offer these inspiring healers a practical approach to strengthen their resilience and support their well-being during this challenging time.”

See below for further details about the “Healthcare Provider Wellness Program.”

COMMENTS FROM PHYSICIANS AND NURSES

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the
Friedman Brain Institute; Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs;
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

“I found TM easy to learn and practice, and it provides a wonderful sense of well-being. TM has tremendous potential for healthcare providers to reduce burnout and increase job satisfaction and productivity.”

Patty J. Lee, MD Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Cell Biology;
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care;
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

“After having practiced other types of meditation for years, TM has been transformative in my life as a critical care physician, researcher, mother/wife/daughter. I experienced unparalleled levels of focus, energy and internal balance — regardless of the chaos around me. As I now lead an entire division of physicians through this CoV19 crisis, TM has been my anchor, and I am petitioning our entire health system to train all our healthcare providers in TM.”

Erica Cargill Jones, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine;
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

“Nothing can erase the stress and anxiety in our lives, but meditation has taught me how to handle them better. It is important for my patients to know how much it has helped me. I recommend it to everyone to help lower blood pressure and heart rate, help with sleep, and think more clearly.”

Suzanne Steinbaum, MD Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention,
Health, and Wellness at the Mount Sinai Hospital;
Senior Faculty in Medicine and Cardiology,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

“As a cardiologist, I am aware of the effects of stress on the development of heart disease. Without managing stress and other issues that drive up inflammation and plaque formation, I would not be adequately caring for my patients. TM is a tool which addresses the root of many of these issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, that lead to cardiovascular disease. I believe TM should be offered to all patients who are seeing a cardiologist, or even to those who are trying to prevent ever developing heart disease or strokes.”

Hassan A. Tetteh, MD, MBA Command Surgeon, National Defense University;
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, United States Navy;
Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences; adjunct faculty at
Howard University College of Medicine; Washington, DC

“TM is proven to lower stress, high blood pressure, and depression and this can lead to improved health. With improved health, you become more effective in your relationships, at work, and in life. When you are healthy and effective in all the things you are meant to do, you move closer to realizing your real purpose in life, and this ultimately leads to happiness.”

Julie Yanitor, RN, BSN, CEN Emergency Room Nurse
Scripps Memorial Hospital, San Diego

“Transcendental Meditation is the single best thing I have ever done to improve my quality of life. Especially now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am not experiencing the angst that I see others experiencing around me.”

Dina Kenyon, RN, BSN Emergency Department
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Plainsboro, NJ

“I am a very grateful nurse for taking the TM course. Before TM, I had really bad insomnia, especially after working a 12-hour shift in the ED. I barely slept four hours a night. Now after practicing TM for eight months, I have no problems with insomnia, and I am now getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night. I have become more centered, energetic and calm at the same time. I am forever thankful for this opportunity.”

Tanya Malcolm, RN ER Clinical Nurse
Adventist White Oak Medical Center, Silver Spring, MD

“I love nursing, but there are so many layers of stress in taking care of the COVID-19 patients, as well as with worrying about whether I will personally catch the virus or bring it home to my family. TM has always been an anchor and a great support to me—even more so during this challenge. I am convinced that TM has made me into ‘the best me,’ and it has given me great strength and resilience in these times of despair.”

Gloria LaFollette, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield, Iowa

“As a family nurse practitioner, I have to switch gears every 15 to 30 minutes when I go in to see a new patient. TM has helped me to be more engaged with each patient, while not internalizing their problems. It has improved my ability to make quick decisions, without dwelling on it for a long time. And it has given me more energy—I am able to come home from work and still have enough patience and energy to be present with my family.”

Burnout is a Public Health Crisis

Healthcare Provider Wellness Program through Transcendental Meditation

Overview

The coronavirus pandemic is placing debilitating demands on the professional and personal lives of health care providers. New tools are required to help alleviate this enormous burden of stress. According to a recent Harvard report, physician burnout is “a public health crisis that urgently demands action.” Even before this unprecedented crisis, surveys were putting the rate of provider burnout as high as 70 percent. Critical care, emergency medicine, family medicine, and internal medicine are among the specialties reporting the highest burnout rates.

Burnout negatively impacts the well-being, relationships, and career satisfaction of the provider. The American Academy of Family Physicians links burnout to a host of undesirable consequences, including lower patient satisfaction, higher medical error rates, physician substance abuse and addiction, and physician suicide.

The critical need for scientifically documented, non-pharmacological interventions for this crisis can be effectively addressed through an evidence-based meditation technique known as Transcendental Meditation® (TM®).

Transcendental Meditation: An Introduction

TM is an easy-to-learn, enjoyable-to-practice mental technique for deep relaxation and stress-reduction that has been successfully offered in medical schools, academic and VA medical centers, hospitals, military academies, substance abuse centers, prisons, and other settings. The TM technique is practiced for 15-20 minutes twice a day. To date, more than ten million people of all ages, nationalities, and religions have learned the technique.

TM practice produces a unique neurophysiological state that combines deep metabolic rest with heightened mental alertness. This state of deep relaxation, which researchers have termed “restful alertness,” is a potent antidote to stress. Over 400 peer-reviewed published studies on TM have documented improvements in a wide variety of stress-related disorders, as well as significant improvements in cognitive function and overall health and well-being. The National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense have awarded nearly $30 million in grant support for research on TM. (See page 5–10: SELECTED STUDIES — Annotated Overview of Research on TM, Stress, Burnout, and Resilience.)

Reducing Professional Burnout and Promoting Resilience

The TM technique is an effective tool for addressing professional burnout. It has been adopted in numerous healthcare provider wellness programs as a stand-alone approach or as an adjuvant therapy to make existing programs more effective. These programs include:

  • Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago Medical students are offered a for-credit elective program entitled “Physician Wellness through Transcendental Meditation.” To date, more than 350 medical students have learned TM, with more students learning all the time based on positive reports. A randomized controlled trial of 42 academic faculty physicians at Loyola Stritch performed over a four-month period found significant improvements in overall burnout, depression, and insomnia in the TM group compared to controls.
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center—New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City A pilot study of physicians in the Emergency Medicine Department found significant reductions in physician burnout, insomnia, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress over a three-month period in those practicing TM.
  • Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont A six-year study on cadets at America’s oldest military college (and the home of ROTC) has found significant reductions in perceived stress, hypervigilance, and depression, and increases in psychological resilience in TM participants.

Three-Phase Program of TM Instruction and Follow-Up

  • PHASE 1: Introduction to the TM Technique (Group, onsite or remote; 60 minutes) — This session provides an introduction to the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique and an overview of the structure and content of the Healthcare Provider Wellness Program.
  • PHASE 2: Instruction in the TM technique Four instructional sessions held over four consecutive days. (Either all onsite, or a combination of onsite and remote; 60 minutes each) — The participant is taught by a certified TM instructor in how to meditate correctly for maximum benefit in daily life. The first session is onsite, one-on-one instruction. The remaining three sessions are group sessions that may be done onsite or remotely. TM instructions will be carried out in partnership with affiliated institutions.
  • PHASE 3: Follow-up seminars Four seminars held once a month. (Group, onsite or remote; 45 minutes each) — These seminars help stabilize correct practice of the TM technique and deepen participants’ intellectual understanding of its mechanics and effects.

Selected Studies

Annotated Overview of Research on TM, Stress, Burnout, and Resilience

Summary

Peer-reviewed published studies have documented that TM practice ameliorates the symptoms of burnout by producing the following effects:

  • Reduction in stress and anxiety
  • Reduced depression
  • Improvement in sleep disorders
  • Reduced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Increased psychological and emotional resilience
  • Reduction in substance abuse
  • Reduced high blood pressure

Meta-analyses have shown that TM reduces anxiety and PTSD to a significantly greater degree than other forms of meditation or relaxation. Studies have also shown that TM produces clinically meaningful results often within a few days to two weeks.

Reduced Physician Burnout

A 4-Month Randomized Controlled Trial with Faculty Physicians at Loyola Stritch Medical School, Chicago

Reduced Physician Burnout

TM decreases depression, stress, and burnout in physicians Loiselle M, et al. Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Physician Burnout, Depression, and Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Study. In preparation for publication, 2020.

Effects of TM on Trait Anxiety

Meta-Analysis of 16 Randomized Controlled Trials in Individuals with High and Moderate Anxiety

Effects of TM on Trait Anxiety

Orme-Johnson DW, Barnes V. Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Technique on Trait Anxiety: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 20 (2013): 330-341.

Reduced Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

A 3-Month Trial with Emergency Medicine Physicians at Weill Cornell Medical Center—New York Presbyterian Hospital

Reduced Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Increased Personal Accomplishment

A 3-Month Trial with Emergency Medicine Physicians at Weill Cornell Medical Center—New York Presbyterian Hospital

Reduced Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

ANNOTATED RESEARCH OVERVIEW

REDUCED STRESS, ANXIETY, AND BURNOUT

  • A three-month randomized controlled study of secondary school teachers in Vermont found that TM practice significantly reduced perceived stress, depression and overall teacher burnout. Charles Elder MD, MPH, FACP et al, Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Employee Burnout: A randomized controlled study. The Permanente Journal, 2014 Winter; 18(1):19-23.
  • Two months of regular TM practice significantly reduced perceived stress and mood disturbance in family caregivers, including reductions in anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, and fatigue, and increase in spiritual well-being. Nidich S et al. Stress reduction with the Transcendental Meditation program in caregivers: A pilot study. International Archives of Nursing and Health Care Perspectives (2015): 1(11): 1-4.
  • A randomized controlled study of 42 attending physician faculty at Loyola Stritch Medical School in Chicago over a four-month period found that TM practice was associated with significantly reduced levels of physician burnout, depression and insomnia. Loiselle M, et al. Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Physician Burnout, Depression, and Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Study. In preparation for publication, Academic Medicine 2020.
  • In a pilot study of 27 hospital-based nurses, quantitative measures were assessed at baseline and 4 months after instruction in the TM technique. Post-test results showed statistically significant improvements in resilience and the 3 subscales of the compassion fatigue questionnaire: nurse burnout, secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction. Bonamer J, Aquino-Russell C. Transcendental Meditation Reduces Compassion Fatigue and Improves Resilience for Nurses. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development (2019); 35(2);93-97.
  • In a pilot study, 13 emergency medicine physicians (6 faculty and 7 residents) at Weill Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital were instructed in Transcendental Meditation. Results on standardized measures of physician burnout, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and insomnia showed significant improvements at 1 month and 3 months following instruction. Department of Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYC), unpublished data (2019).
  • A meta-analysis of 16 randomized controlled trials found TM to be especially effective in reducing anxiety in people with elevated anxiety, including prisoners, war veterans and war refugees, with rapid reductions in anxiety within the first two weeks of practice. Orme-Johnson DW, Barnes V. Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Technique on Trait Anxiety: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2013);20:330-341.
  • A meta-analysis of 30 studies found that TM was more effective in reducing trait anxiety than mindfulness or other meditation techniques. Sedlmeier P, et al. The psychological effects of meditation: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin 2012; 138, 1139–1171.
  • Cadets at Norwich Military Academy who learned TM showed significant increases in psychological resilience and decreases in perceived stress, hypervigilance, and depression relative to controls after two to six months of TM practice. Bandy, C., Fleming, K., Meyer, M., Dulmage, J. & Grosswald, S. (2013). Unpublished data.
  • A meta-analysis of 32 physiological studies found that the TM technique produced over twice the effect size as ordinary rest (sitting with eyes closed) on objective markers of relaxation, including respiratory rate, plasma lactate, and basal skin resistance. Dillbeck M and Orme-Johnson D (1987). American Psychologist, 42, 879–881.
  • TM practice has been associated with significant reductions in stress hormones, including cortisol and epinephrine both during and after the practice. Jevning R, Wilson AF, Davidson JM. Adrenocortical activity during meditation. Hormones and Behavior 1978 10(1):54-60. Infante JR, et al. ACTH and b-endorphin in transcendental meditation. Physiology & Behavior 1998;64:311-5. Infante JR, et al. Catecholamine levels in practitioners of the transcendental meditation technique. Physiology & Behavior. 2001;72(1-2):141-6. Werner OR, et al. Long-term endocrinologic changes in subjects practicising the transcendental meditation and TM-Sidhi program. Psychosomatic Medicine 1986;48:59–66.

REDUCED PTSD SYMPTOMS

  • A randomized controlled study of 203 military veterans with PTSD performed at the VA San Diego Healthcare System found TM to be as or more effective than traditional trauma exposure therapy (prolonged exposure) in reducing PTSD symptoms. 61% of veterans assigned to TM experienced clinically meaningful improvement in PTSD symptoms, compared to 42% with prolonged exposure and 32% with health education. Nidich S, et al. Non-trauma-focused meditation versus exposure therapy in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry 2018 5:975-986.
  • TM decreased multiple features of post-traumatic stress disorder in US war veterans, with reductions in depression, anxiety, insomnia, severity of delayed stress syndrome, emotional numbness, alcohol consumption, family problems, and difficulty in obtaining employment. Rosenthal JZ, et al. Effects of Transcendental Meditation in veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom with posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot study. Military Medicine 2011; 176:626-630.
  • TM practice decreased PTSD symptoms in war veterans to below clinical levels after one month, with further reductions after three months. The study found those veterans who practiced TM twice a day (recommended schedule) had a 30% greater decline in symptoms of PTSD than veterans who practiced TM only once a day, a dose-response effect that suggests causality. Herron RE and Rees B. The Transcendental Meditation Program's Impact on the Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder of Veterans: An Uncontrolled Pilot Study. Military Medicine 2017;1:1-7.
  • Active duty military service members with PTSD or anxiety who learned TM showed reduced medication usage and an overall decrease in severity of psychological symptoms. Barnes VA,et al. Transcendental Meditation and psychotropic medication use among active duty military service members with anxiety and PTSD.  Military Medicine 2016; 181:56-63.
  • A randomized controlled study with male prison inmates, a population with one of the highest rates of lifetime trauma of any segment of society, found significant reductions in trauma symptoms after four months of TM. Nidich S, et al. Reduced trauma symptoms and perceived stress in male prison inmates through the Transcendental Meditation program: A randomized controlled trial. The Permanente Journal. 2016;20(4):16-27.
  • A randomized controlled trial with military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found significant reductions in anxiety, insomnia, depression, and alcohol abuse.  Brooks JS & Scarano T. Transcendental Meditation and the treatment of post-Vietnam adjustment. Journal of Counseling and Development 1985; 64: 212-215.

REDUCED SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Patients in a residential rehabilitation program for alcohol use disorder who were closely adherent to twice daily practice of TM (recommended schedule) were significantly less likely than controls to resume any drinking (25% vs 59%) or heavy drinking (0% vs. 47%) post-discharge. Gryczynski, J., et al. Integration of Transcendental Meditation (TM) into alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2018); 87:23-30.
  • In meta-analyses, TM was more effective in reducing smoking, alcohol consumption, and illicit drug use than conventional programs, whether or not these were combined with relaxation techniques. Alexander, C.N., Robinson, P., and Rainforth, M., Treating alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse through Transcendental Meditation: A review and statistical meta-analysis. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 1994; 11: 13-87.

IMPROVED HEART HEALTH

  • A meta-analysis of 107 independent studies on stress-reduction and hypertension found that the Transcendental Meditation program reduced blood pressure to a significantly greater extent than other mind-body interventions that have been studied in this regard. Rainforth MV, et al (2007). “Stress reduction programs in patients with elevated blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Current Hypertension Reports, 9 (6): 520–528.
  • A scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) found evidence that TM reduces blood pressure and states that “TM may be considered in clinical practice to lower BP.” In contrast, the AHA report found insufficient evidence to recommend other meditation techniques for blood pressure reduction. Brook RD, et al. Beyond medications and diet: alternative approaches to lowering blood pressure. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Hypertension 2013; 61:1360-1383.
  • A long-term randomized controlled trial of patients with coronary heart disease showed that Transcendental Meditation practice was associated with a 48% reduction in mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and stroke compared to controls over an average of five years follow-up. Schneider RH, et al.  Stress reduction in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: randomized controlled trial of Transcendental Meditation and health education in Blacks. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 5:750-758, 2012.

IMPROVED COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING

  • TM globally increases coherence in alpha1 EEG, distinguishing it from ordinary eyes-closed resting. Other meditation techniques do not have this effect.  Alpha coherence has been found to functionally bind different areas of the brain for creativity, memory, perception, and motor behavior, which explains TM’s effects in enhancing cognitive performance. Travis FT, Arenander A. Cross-sectional and longitudinal study of effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on interhemispheric frontal asymmetry and frontal coherence. International Journal of Neuroscience. 2006;116(12):1519-38.
  • Randomized controlled studies on 362 secondary school students found that those who learned and practiced the TM technique over a 6-12 month period showed significant improvements compared to controls in 5 measures of intellectual functioning, including whole-brain creativity, practical intelligence, field independence, mental efficiency, and fluid intelligence; TM subjects also showed decreased anxiety relative to controls. So KT, Orme-Johnson DW. Three randomized experiments on the holistic longitudinal effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on cognition. Intelligence 29, no. 5 (2001): 419-440.

DESCRIPTION

Healthcare Provider Wellness Program
through Transcendental Meditation A Three-Phase Program

PHASE ONE Introduction to the TM Technique

This session provides an introduction to the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique and an overview of the structure and content of the Healthcare Provider Wellness Program.

Session 1 (Group, onsite or remote; 60 minutes)
Topics include:

  • The urgent need for an evidence-based meditation technique to support healthcare providers’ mental and physical well-being in today’s highly stressful work environment
  • Meditation defined: Understanding the mechanics and scientific research on the three main approaches to meditation: (1) focused attention, (2) open monitoring, and (3) self-transcending
  • Understanding the mechanics of TM practice: How it works, what it does, and how it is taught
  • Highlights of the published research on the benefits of TM for improving mental and physical health, creativity and cognitive function, productivity and performance
  • Questions and answers

PHASE TWO Instruction in the TM Technique

The participant is instructed by a certified TM instructor in how to meditate correctly for maximum benefit in daily life. TM instructions will be carried out in partnership with affiliated institutions.

Four instructional sessions held over four consecutive days (Either all onsite or a combination of onsite and remote; 60 minutes each)

  • Session 1: Personal instruction in the TM technique (Individual, onsite)
  • Session 2: Ensuring you are meditating correctly and gaining the benefits (Group, onsite or remote)
  • Session 3: Understanding the mechanics of how TM restores balance and reduces stress in the nervous system (Group, onsite or remote)
  • Session 4: Exploring the long-term benefits of regular TM practice for optimizing mental and physical health (Group, onsite or remote)

PHASE THREE Follow-up seminars

These seminars help stabilize correct practice of the TM technique and deepen participants’ intellectual understanding of its mechanics and effects.

Four seminars held once a month (Group, onsite or remote; 45 minutes each)
Each seminar includes:

  • Deeper knowledge on a range of topics, including:
    • Effects of TM on neuroplasticity: the capacity of the brain to heal stress and trauma and forge new neural pathways for healthier behaviors and lifestyle
    • Enhancing resilience as the key to reducing the impact of stress and promoting wellness
    • Impact of TM on improving cardiovascular health, strengthening immunity, and slowing the aging process
    • Growth of happiness, self-actualization, and development of consciousness through regular TM practice
  • A review of key points for correct TM practice
  • Questions and answers
  • Group meditation

Nurses can earn 18 continuing education (CE) contact hours. Please contact heroes@healthehealersnow.org for more information.*

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

LIEFETIME SUPPORT AND FOLLOW-UP

Following the three phases of the Healthcare Provider Wellness Program, a lifetime of individual and group refresher courses is available for free, either in-person or remotely, through more than 200 TM Teaching Centers within the United States.

SUGGESTED READING

Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation by Norman Rosenthal, M.D. (Tarcher-Penguin 2011)

Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life through Transcendental Meditation by Norman Rosenthal, M.D. (Tarcher-Penguin 2016)

Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation by Bob Roth (Simon and Schuster 2018)

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