Case Study: Medium Company
Managers and employees in a large Midwestern manufacturing plant of the Fortune 100 company, as well as those in a Pennsylvania distribution company, learned Transcendental Meditation (company names withheld in accord with corporate policies).
After 3 months the employees who learned TM were compared with a control group of non-meditating employees who worked at similar job sites, held similar job positions, had similar demographics (age, education etc) and similar personality characteristic before the study began.
The results of the study were published in the international scientific journal Anxiety, Stress and Coping (6,245-262,1993). Researchers reported that, compared to controls, the group that learned Transcendental Meditation had significantly:
- Less anxiety, job tension, insomnia and fatigue
- Reduced cigarette and hard liquor use
- Improved health and fewer health complaints
- Enhanced effectiveness, job satisfaction, and work/personal relationships
Improved Health and More Positive Health Habits
*Reference: Anxiety, Stress & Coping 6: 245-262, 1993. As found in other studies, the effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation in reducing anxiety, smoking and drinking, and in promoting personal development was substantially greater than other forms of meditation or relaxation.