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“If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call us on 0488 762577 or submit the form below. Your inquiry will be answered by a certified teacher, usually within 24 hours.”]

Our teachers are fully certified TM Teachers with many years experience training people from all walks of life in Transcendental Meditation®. Often people wonder will I be able to learn, my mind is so busy? Suzanne answers this-“Anyone who can think can practice TM effectively,inherant within the ability to run around an oval is the ability to stand still, if you can think a lot you can think less and less and experience no thought, you already have the ability, you just need to learn the technique how and TM is the completely effortless way to experience true meditation.”Come to one of our Free Introductory Talks these Talks give you the opportunity to have all your questions answered by a qualified TM meditation teacher.

Jerry Seinfeld on TM:

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“I’ve been practicing Transcendental meditation most of my life.I think that does something to your nervous system. It has given me a calmness I don’t think I had at 19.”—Jerry Seinfield, Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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How can a simple technique do so much?

600 studies confirm the effect
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Transcendental Meditation ®
Learn to Meditate Course.


Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, mental technique. TM is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice and uniquely beneficial. The first step is to attend a free Introductory Talk. You can then learn to meditate via personal, one-to-one instruction with certified TM teachers in Melbourne, Mornington or at your business.

 A brief introduction to Transcendental Meditation: John HagelnPh.D (2mins)

 

 

Join a TM Course to change your mind, change your life and develop your full potential.

 
Increased use of hidden brain reserves in same subject after 3 weeks TM practice.

Increased use of hidden brain reserves in same subject after 3 weeks TM practice. Develop the Total Potential of your brain. Human Physiology 1999

 

During TM the mind settles to its most silent state of expanded awareness, this  experience enlivens the whole brain, promoting clear and orderly thinking. When the mind settles down the body follows, during TM you gain deep rest -twice as deep as sleep to dissolve stress, fatigue and chemical imbalances.  After TM we live the benefits- TM changes your nervous system measurably! The mind is quieter, has less worries and anxieties. Sleep is better, our decisions, desires and emotions more balanced, relationships improve and we do less and accomplish more.

 

 

 

  • TM is practised 15-20 minutes twice a day anywhere you can sit and close the eyes.
  • TM is the most effective mental technique, it’s also the easiest to learn and most enjoyable to practice.
  • More than 350 research studies have been published documenting the wide ranging benefits of TM.

Stress and the Brain.....more

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How stress damages the brainStress, pressure, fatigue, poor diet, alcohol, and drugs damage neural connections between the brain’s prefrontal cortex — or “CEO” — and the rest of the brain. When you are overtired or under intense mental or physical stress, the brain bypasses its “higher,” more evolved, rational frontal executive circuit — it starts using more primitive stimulus/response pathways. Consequently, you respond to daily demands without thinking; you make impulsive, shortsighted decisions. When the CEO goes “offline,” strong emotions, such as fear and anger, take over, adversely colouring your view of the world.

STRESS SIGNS

Weak executive functioning

Tendency towards

  • Rigid thinking
  • Impulsive, reactive behaviour
  • Shortsighted decision-making
  • Poor working memory
  • Distracted attention
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Unethical thinking and behaviour
Stressed physiology

Tendency towards

  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Eating and sleeping disorders
  • Weak immune system
Imbalanced emotions

Tendency towards

  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Worries, anxieties, and fears
  • Shallow, divisive emotions
  • Unstable relationships
  • Depression

How the Transcendental Meditation technique optimizes brain functioningThe stress-reducing, non religious Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique provides the experience of “restful alertness,” which reduces stress, strengthens communication between the brain’s prefrontal cortex and different areas of the brain, and develops total brain functioning. As a result, the TM practitioner displays stronger executive functions, with more purposeful thinking and farsighted decision-making. When the CEO is fully “online,” the emotional response to the world is more balanced and appropriate.

TM SIGNS

Strong executive functioning

Tendency towards

  • Purposeful, flexible thinking
  • Nonimpulsive, proactive behaviour
  • Farsighted decision-making
  • Excellent working memory
  • Settled, focused attention
  • No substance abuse or addictions
  • Ethical thinking and behaviour
Healthy physiology

Tendency towards

  • Energy and vitality
  • Fit cardiovascular system
  • Balanced physiology
  • Strong immune functioning
Balanced emotions

Tendency towards

  • Self-confidence and secure self-esteem
  • Feelings of safety and peace
  • Compassion and empathy for others
  • Healthy interpersonal relations
  • Happiness and optimism

See a great video of this information presented www.youtube.com/watch

Stress and the Heart....more

The unique state of restful alertness gained during the Transcendental Meditation technique promotes health by reducing activation of the sympathetic nervous system — which, in turn, dilates the blood vessels and reduces stress hormones, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol.

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How stress damages the heart

Psychological stress has been shown to
increase activation of the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. This increased activation releases adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, which lead to faster heart rate, increased cardiac output, and narrower arteries. These changes, in turn, create increased blood pressure. Activation of these systems also accelerates the progress of atherosclerosis and can lead to acute plaque rupture, which results in ischemia of the heart (angina) and coronary heart disease and stroke.

How the Transcendental Meditation technique promotes a healthy heart

The twice-daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique reduces activation of the sympathetic nervous system — which, in turn, dilates the blood vessels and reduces stress hormones, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol. Published research confirms that the TM technique: Reduces high blood pressure • Reduces atherosclerosis • Reduces constriction of blood vessels • Reduces thickening of coronary arteries • Reduces use of antihypertensive medication • Reduces mortality rates.

Research validates the benefits of the TM Program to health

The National Institutes of Health has granted over $20 million to study the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on the prevention and treatment of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. In addition, hundreds of other studies have been conducted on the beneficial effects of the TM program for mind, health, behavior, and society at over 210 independent universities and research institutions in 33 countries, including Harvard, Yale, and UCLA Medical School.

Reduced High Blood
Pressure and Death Rates

American Journal of CardiologyReduced High Blood Pressure and
Reduced Hypertensive Medication

American Journal of HypertensionReduced Atherosclerosis
American Journal of CardiologyReduced Thickening of Coronary Arteries
The American Heart Association’s StrokeReduced Constriction of Blood Vessels
Psychosomatic MedicineReduced Blood Pressure
International Journal of NeuroscienceReduced Myocardial Ischaemia
American Journal of CardiologySlowing of Aging
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Reduced Hospitalization Rates
American Journal of Managed CareDecreased Medical Care
Utilization and Hospitalization

Psychosomatic MedicineIncreased Creativity
Journal of Creative BehaviorImproved Memory
Memory and CognitionIncreased Intelligence
IntelligenceDecreased Anxiety
Journal of Clinical PsychologyReduced Alcohol Abuse
American Journal of PsychiatryIncreased Productivity
Academy of Management JournalReduced Blood Pressure:
Comparisons with Other Procedures

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Reduction of High Blood Pressure....more

Patients with high blood pressure who learned the TM program showed a significant reduction of systolic and diastolic blood pressure after three months, in contrast to those randomly assigned to a control technique or to those who received education on how to reduce blood pressure through diet and exercise. Reference: Hypertension 26: 820-827, 1995.

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Transcendental Meditation Naturally Reduces High Blood Pressure
David Haaga, PhD, co-author of the study at American University, said, “The Transcendental Meditation Program, a widely-used standardized program to reduce stress, showed significant decreases in blood pressure and improved mental health in young adults at risk for hypertension.”
Blood pressure, psychological distress, and coping abilities were measured at the beginning of the study and three months into the study by the researchers. 298 college students were made to participate in the study. They received instruction in Transcendental Meditation or were put on a wait list. The wait list acted as a control group. 159 of the total 298 students were at risk of getting hypertension.
The at-risk students who practiced Transcendental Meditation showed significant improvements in blood pressure, stress levels, and coping abilities. Compared to the control group, at-risk students in the Transcendental Meditation group showed a reduction of 6.3 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure and 4.0 mm Hg in diastolic blood pressure. Such reductions translate to a 52 percent reduced risk of hypertension later in life.
Experts estimate that 18 million college students have mental health issues. College life is inherently stressful. Students must deal with rapid change, interpersonal and social problems, pressures to succeed, financial strains, and uncertain futures (many of which probably seem gloomy considering the current economic crisis).
Statistics show a 50 percent increase in the diagnosis of depression and a 100 percent increase in the use of psychiatric medications among college students over the past decade. In 2007, approximately 15 percent of college students reported having been diagnosed with depression. Surveys show that more college students than ever are seeking psychiatric help to deal with stress. Psychological stress and mental health conditions like anxiety and depression contribute to the development of high blood pressure, even in young adults. College students with blood pressure above the normal range are three times more likely to develop hypertension in later years.
The recent study shows that Transcendental Meditation is one effective way to lower stress levels as well as high blood pressure and improve mental health.
Psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, and anger contribute to the development of hypertension in young adults,” said lead author Sanford Nidich, EdD, of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at the Maharishi University of Management. “This is the first randomized, controlled study to show in young adults at risk for hypertension reductions in blood pressure that were associated with changes in psychological distress and coping.
The grant for the research was funded by The Abramson Family Foundation, the David Lynch Foundation and the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine -posted Oct 4th 2010

Increased Creativity....more

Individuals who learned the Maharishi TM program showed increased creativity in comparison to controls as measured by a higher level of pictorial originality when measured after five months of practise. They also showed increased creativity as measured by higher levels of verbal fluency (not charted below). Reference: The Journal of Creative Behavior 13: 169-180, 1979.

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For more on creativity and TM go to
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and watch these short video links on TM and Developing your Creativity(7mins)

TM Course structure and fees

Transcendental Meditation® (TM) is a simple, natural, effortless mental technique  practiced 15-20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. It is unique among techniques of meditation, distinguished by its effortlessness, naturalness and profound effectiveness.

The TM technique allows your mind to settle inward, beyond thought, to experience the silent reservoir of energy, creativity and intelligence found within everyone – a natural state of restful alertness. During the practice, your brain functions with significantly greater coherence and your body gains deep rest.
TM is taught through a 3 phase TM Meditation Course with instruction by a certified TM teacher.

Phase One: 7 steps
Step 1: Introductory Lecture: A vision of all possibilities through the TM Program-enhancing mental potential, health& social relationships, promoting world peace. 1hr
Step 2 : Preparatory Lecture: Explains the mechanics of the technique-how it works, why it’s easy to learn and effortless to practice, how it differs from other forms of meditation, and the origins of the technique.( 40mins)
Step 3: Personal Interview: A brief private meeting with a qualified TM teacher, following the Preparatory Lecture. (10-15mins). The first 3 steps are usually done together.
Four days of Instruction-over four consecutive days 1 1/2hrs each day.
Step 4: Personal Instruction: One on one instruction in the TM Technique with a qualified teacher (1 1/2hrs)
Step 5 : First Day of Checking: Verifying the correctness of practise and further instruction.(1 1/2hrs)
Step 6: Second Day of Checking: Understanding the mechanics of the TM Technique based on personal experiences (1 1/2hrs)
Step 7: Third Day of Checking: Understanding higher states of consciousness

Phase 2: The 16 week follow-up program
10 Day Check: Further knowledge& checking of the practise (1 1/2hrs)
Once you have completed these steps you have the intellectual and experiential knowledge of how to meditate. Next comes a series of important weekly and monthly personal checking sessions (30mins) to ensure that you are meditating properly and gaining the benefits. These classes will be scheduled at your convenience over the first several months of practise.

Phase 3:Free Lifetime Program
As a TM meditation course graduate, you are eligable for lifetime follow-up at any Transcendental Meditation learning centre worldwide.
This includes checking of your meditation, Advanced Lectures, special events, group meditations and celebrations.
Remember anyone over 10 years can learn the practise (There’s a special technique for children under 10)

What does it cost for the four-month Transcendental Meditation course?
Your course tuition covers the following:
-Initial 7-steps of instruction when you first learn how to practice the TM technique.
-A 16-week follow-up program of individual and group meetings offered at your convenience.
-A lifetime of additional, free follow-up meetings, as needed and free worldwide.(which also includes a lifetime of free follow-up):
Adult course fee $1500
Full-time student/Concession $750
Family course fee for couples who learn together $1500+$750= $2250 includes all children under 18
Children under 18 (who are learning separately but have a meditating parent) $440
Children 4- 10 years $330
Course fees include GST. Payment plans available for those in genuine financial need, part time employment fees may apply, chat to a teacher at your intro talk.

The Transcendental Meditation Program is taught by a non-profit educational organization whose sole purpose is to bring the benefits of TM to as many people as possible, including at-risk populations in Australia and around the world. In wealthier countries, like Australia, part of the course fee supports programs in developing nations. For example, over 10,000 school children in impoverished conditions around Johannesburg, Sth Africa recently learned TM, only because TM course fees funded the project. See www.DavidLynchFoundation.org for more great work with kids!
Also watch a moving real life story of our work with kids:’ Saving the Disposable Ones’ www.davidlynchfoundation.org/global-outreach.html

Why does it cost money to learn TM?

To learn Transcendental Meditation properly you need a qualified teacher and a thorough, personalized course of instruction. This ensures that every person, regardless of their learning ability, culture, age or background can learn to meditate properly, and, thereby experience the many important benefits that come from the experience of the correct practice of meditation.

Providing you with a proper educational experience necessitates certain expenses, including compensating the professional instructors who teach the technique, and paying for teaching facilities. The tuition helps our nonprofit organization cover those expenses.

Good education is an investment, and learning a reliable method to develop your consciousness is one of the best investments you can make.

As with other educational organizations, we do our best to offer financial aid to those with demonstrated need. Over the past five years full scholarships have been given to more than 150,000 at-risk students and others.

Testimonials

tm_program_106_2745131553“I am a great supporter of Transcendental Meditation. I have been using it for almost 40 years. I think that it is a great tool for anyone to utilize as tool for stress…. But it’s especially important considering the stress that our men and women of our armed forces go through. I think that it is a great system to use in life in general—otherwise why would I have been doing it all these years!” Clint Eastwood

 

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“It changes your life, completely.”Hugh Jackman Actor

 

women_stress_management_43_4167651433“There’s something about TM.It’s the only time I have that
stillness… It gives me this
peaceful feeling. I just love it
so much.”
Ellen de Generes
Comedian

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It’s a life long gift, you know.

It’s something that you can call on

at any time, and I think it’s a great thing.
Paul McCartney
The Beatles

 

My husband is a retired police officer, he has PTSD. More officers die from suicide than any other cause. He tried many forms of therapy and stress management. Then my family learnt TM. After 3 days of TM I began to see a light shine from him that I  hadn’t seen for a very long time. After 5 days he came to me and said’ I dont know how it works, or why but it works, after 2 therapists, 4 psychiatrists and $1000’s of therapy and trying to find a way,I have finally found something that works! He had actually started to feel better. Thank you.
Watch this video testimonial

Transcendental Meditation Blog-Find news, videos, stories and other interesting articles on TM and the people who practise it.

tm_program_125_3526559888It’s difficult to describe the effect it’s had on my life. I can only mention maybe a few words: calm, clarity, a balance and at times a recognition. It’s made a difference.

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Carr“The Transcendental Meditation program is now a well-established strategy in Preventive Medicine today. It is non-religious, easy and pleasant to do, and systematically taught by well-qualified teachers. I highly recommend it.”
Dr Timothy J. Carr, general practitioner, Sydney

Videos on Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation the benefits for Women Professionals(2 mins)

Lynn Lass began TM as a skeptic and is now sold out(1min)

Watch a video of Hugh Jackman talking about his 15 year practise of TM (2 mins)

RUSSELL SIMMONS- on Happiness and Transcendental Meditation

Russell Simmons
Chair and CEO of Rush Communications. He was recently named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years” by USA Today for his groundbreaking entrepreneurial vision. From creating Def Jam Recordings in 1984 to the 2007 publication of his New York Times bestseller Do You!, his influence in music, fashion, finance, television, film, and philanthropy is recognized globally. A devoted practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and yoga, Russell also leads the nonprofit division of his empire, Rush Community Affairs, which is dedicated to empowering at-risk youth.

Watch to Video

Transcendental Meditation at Oliver’s Real Food NSW-Australia(6 mins)

The Transcendental Meditation technique, when taught by a Certified TM Teacher will:

  • Reduce stress   Increase inner peace   Improve relationships
  • Improve your concentration   Let you enjoy more energy and clarity
  • Give you deep relaxation   Give you greater confidence
  • Improve your health   Increase efficiency
  • Give you improved sleep   Increase your creativity
  • Result in clearer thinking   Reduce biological ageing

 

Watch a video and Check out over 700 published scientific studies >

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