Changing Lives

APRIL 2015

TM reduces PTSD symptoms and medication usage among service members: New research


Military ServicemanA new study examined the effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation for decreasing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and associated psychotropic drug usage among 74 military service members. Within one month of practice, nearly 85 percent of the TM group had stabilized or decreased medication dosage. After six months of practice, the TM group had experienced a 20 percent reduction in PTSD symptoms as compared to controls. The study was conducted at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on the grounds of Fort Gordon, Georgia, and will be published in Military Medicine in June 2015. Read the story 

April 1 - Major artists headline the “Music of David Lynch” benefit concert in Los Angeles 

David LynchIf you live near Los Angeles, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 1, for a benefit tribute concert at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, exploring the immersive and ambient sounds of David Lynch. The evening will feature unique interpretations on the iconic filmmaker's tracks from such artists as Moby, Duran Duran, Jim James, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, and many more. All proceeds from the evening will benefit our work to bring TM to adults and children in need. Purchase tickets here 

April 9 - Free “TM & the Brain” webcast. Learn what happens to the brain when you meditate 

Meditation & the BrainTune into a conversation on Thursday, April 9, at 8:30 p.m. (ET) with two prominent scientists about the frontiers of research and applications of Transcendental Meditation on consciousness, the brain, and behavior. The webinar features a live EEG demonstration of the impact on brain waves of a person practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. Register for the free webcast

April 16 - Arianna Huffington to speak at benefit luncheon for women and girls in New York City

Arianna HuffingtonIt is an awful truth that 4.5 million women in America experience intimate partner violence every year, and many of them endure this treatment silently. To help raise support for TM-based relief programs for women and children in need, the David Lynch Foundation will host a benefit luncheon on Thursday, April 16, in New York City, entitled "Women in the Media Who Meditate." The event will feature Arianna Huffington, Robin Roberts, and other women leaders in the media, and will provide you with an excellent introduction to the TM technique  - while helping to raise funds for these vital programs. Purchase tickets here 

Cameron Diaz: “TM changes everything”


Watch Cameron DiazActress and author Cameron Diaz joined DLF Executive Director Bob Roth on stage at an event co-hosted by Donna Karan's Urban Zen Foundation to share her experiences practicing the TM technique. “TM helps you tap into something...that's you in essence. To have that tool, to go inside and to recharge my battery internally, I think it's so awesome,” Cameron said. Watch the video 

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