University of Michigan researchers found that meditating middle school students showed increased happiness and reduced anxiety and depression compared to controls.
TM & ADHD:
Published research shows the TM technique is highly effective in reducing the effects of ADHD among meditating students with learning disorders.
Meditating students at this Iowa private school regularly score in the top one percent of the nation on standardized tests.
The alarming rise of classroom stress fuels widespread problems in education, including poor academic achievement, anxiety, depression, school violence, and teacher burnout. To help neutralize this stress, many schools are establishing a “Quiet Time” period at the start and end of each school day—two 10- to 15-minute sessions when students sit quietly to rest and/or read silently. Increasingly, schools are offering their students and teachers the opportunity to learn and practice during these Quiet Time periods the Transcendental Meditation program of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a simple, scientifically proven, nonreligious technique for reducing stress, improving health, and developing an individual’s full creative potential.
US Committee for Stress-Free Schools
The US Committee for Stress-Free Schools was established in 2005 in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (a nonprofit 501(c)3) to bring the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation program to students and teachers in public, charter, and private schools throughout the United States, and to provide funds for universities and research institutions to assess the effects of the program on creativity, intelligence, academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.
What doctors and educators say
William Stixrud, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist.
James Krag, M.D., psychiatrist.
Rita Benn, Ph.D., NIH advisor.
Ralph Wolff, university accrediting commission.