TM's scientifically proven health benefits

Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health and more

Remove the root cause of anxiety naturally

Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation gives a calmer, more peaceful state of mind.

146 independent studies show Transcendental Meditation is significantly more effective in reducing trait anxiety than other techniques.

Meta-analysis

TM reduces anxiety

Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1989; 45:957-974

Scientific research shows that TM has been proven to help with insomnia

The way to break the insomnia cycle is to give the whole physiology a dose of profound inner rest and stillness. TM is highly effective at producing a state of deep inner calm. Many people report an immediate improvement in their sleep quality after learning TM.

Reduced Insomnia through TM

Insomnia Chart 1

Source:Journal of Counselling and Development

Greater resilience to stress

When your inner resources cannot meet the demands of daily life, you get stressed. TM increases tolerance and the ability to recover from stressful situations.

Decrease your stress hormones naturally

TM's effect on cortisol: this landmark study published in Hormones and Behavour found that Transcendential Meditation reduces cortisol by 30%.

The Stress Hormone

TM's effect on cortisol

Reference: Hormones and Behaviour

Increase your happiness hormones

Neurologists have found that practising Transcendental Meditation releases serotonin, the neurotransmitter that affects your feelings of well-being and happiness.

Change in serotonin levels during TM practise

Increase your happiness hormones

Reference: Journal of Neural Transmission Vol 39, 1976, pp257-267

Improve your clarity of mind & creativity

TM is one of the most effective methods for time management. An orderly mind prioritises and does not suffer from time pressure, naturally enhancing creativity.

Effortlessly connect with your deepest inner creativity.

A major research study at American University found that TM creates alpha brain waves. The Mayo Clinic describes alpha brain waves as being associated with a "relaxed, happy, focused" state of mind.

That's why people who learn TM often say they're more focused, creative and productive in activity than ever before. Many of them previously tried other forms of meditation. The chart below illustrates a key difference between TM and other techniques.

Meta-analysis

TM and creativity

Meditate for a healthier heart

Extensive scientific research has shown distinct benefits for cardiovascular health, including reduced high blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke.

Major reduction in heart attack & stroke

A five-year study on patients with coronary heart disease reported a 48% reduction in heart attack, stroke and death among those practicing Transcendental Meditation compared to other controls.

48% Reduction in heart attack & stroke

Source: Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Highly effective approach to reducing anxiety

Anxiety Chart 1

Transcendental Meditation is the only form of meditation shown to have long-lasting benefits for heart health, psychological well-being and energy levels. It can help with ADHD. insomnia, anxiety, depression and even personal relationships.

Whether you are a beginner or learnt many other techniques-looking for peace of mind or to elevate yourself, TM is completely different, easier and you'll enjoy the benefits right from the start. No concentrating or focusing, no trying to quiet your mind, let Suzanne's 25 years teaching experience give you the experience of deep and effective meditation.

Suzanne runs both Melbournes' Eastern and Southern suburb TM Centres, offering weekly Transcendental Meditation courses through both in-person and at home learning modes. Both involve personal instruction 1:1. She compliments her 25 years TM teaching experience with an extensive range of programs for meditators including free personal followup, group meditation and knowledge meetings plus retreats to provide ongoing support, deeper knowledge and experiences.

Suzanne explains the mechanics of meditating properly and how to learn and experience the real benefits of meditation for yourself.
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Suzanne Edwards, TM Teacher

TM can change your life
Find out more at an info session

The first step is to attend a free introductory talk or "Info Session".
This will be presented by a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and generally takes about 1 hour. You will find out:

  • Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety
  • Why anyone can practise TM
  • What benefits you can realistically expect
  • How it works – the process of transcending
  • How TM differs from other meditations
  • What happens during TM

Following the talk there will be an opportunity to meet privately with the Teacher to discuss personal considerations.

The talk is a prerequisite to joining a course of instruction in TM, but there is no commitment to learn. It is open to everyone even if you only have a mild curiosity! Feel free to bring a friend.

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Melbourne South (Mornington)

679 Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria 3931
Call 0488 762 577
Contact: Suzanne Edwards

What is
Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a simple technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.

It is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over ten million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learned TM.

"It is our birthright to be happy, to be alert..."

Hugh Jackman talks about TM

What happens when you meditate?

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It is completely different as it involves no concentrating or focusing, no trying to "empty the mind".

What people are saying about Transcendental Meditation

Jess

"TM blew everything away"

Jerry Seinfeld:

"It's like a charger for your mind and body"

Ray Dalio & Martin Scorcese

"It brought me a clarity"
"That 20 mins is a god send"

Videographer Neil

"Improved focus"

How is Transcendental Meditation different
from other meditations?

Compared to other meditations TM is different in three ways.

1. Absolutely effortless

  • No concentrating
  • No control of the mind
  • No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
  • No trying to "empty the mind"
  • Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD

2. Proven effective

TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more.

 

3. Teaching method:
  • Unlike other meditation methods, TM is taught one-on-one by instructors
  • TM teachers are certified and world experts in the field of TM
  • Delivery of training is personalised and individual

Common Questions

Can I learn TM from a book or video?+
What happens during TM?+
What if I'm not good at controlling my mind?+
What if I'm sceptical?+
  • TM is the only meditation practice that has been shown to reduce blood pressure…all other meditation techniques, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are not recommended in clinical practice to lower blood pressure.

  • Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it's relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results"

  • According to both the Australian CSIRO and American Heart Association (AHA), the TM technique is the only meditation technique that has been shown to effectively reduce high blood pressure.

  • A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.