Whatever level of education you’re pursuing, academic efforts can be tough on our mental health and well-being.
What all want to be our best selves, and in times of difficulty many have turned to Transcendental Meditation to help provide clarity to their lives.
With the stress and overthinking which comes with stretching our minds, taking some time out to refresh your brain and settle your consciousness is invaluable.
Here’s how Transcendental Meditation can help with academic struggles.
Is there any evidence that TM improves academic achievement?
According to a 2011 study published in Education, Transcendental Meditation may be an effective technique for increasing achievement in low performing students.
The study took place at a struggling middle school in California, where a significant portion of meditating students showed a gain of at least one performance level in maths: students within the lowest levels of academic performance showed a significant improvement compared to students in the control group.
The staff spoke highly of the experiment, reporting students improved in their ability to concentrate on schoolwork.
The David Lynch foundation teaches Transcendental Meditation to struggling communities across the world.
How can TM help me focus on academic work?
People in academia often feel overwhelmed, and transcendental meditation is just one of many ways to reduce stress, in any environment.
Dr. William Weir for TM North London and Herts writes that ‘the deep rest of Transcendental Meditation dissolves stress, providing relief from a wide range of stress-related and psychosomatic conditions’.
If you’re looking for resources on how TM can help you, or you’re looking to book a course to gain the full benefits of the practice from a qualified TM teacher, London based service TM North London and Hearts offers a range of courses and information on the history and unique advantages of Transcendental Meditation.