Please find below the dates for our upcoming Transcendental Meditation(TM) Course in Newcastle:
The course dates will be Saturday 12 – Tuesday 15 November 2016.
Enrolments are limited & bookings are essential.
The TM course consists of:
Personal Instruction (1 hr): Saturday Nov 12 by appointment
• 1st Day Checking (60-90 mins) Sunday Nov 13 11:00am
• 2nd Day Checking (60-90 mins) Monday Nov 14 5:00pm
• 3rd Day Checking (60-90 mins) Tuesday Nov 15 5:00pm
If Monday and Tuesday meetings at 5:00pm are not possible then we can arrange an alternative time at 11:00am during the day.
The first step to learning this simple, natural, effortless technique is to watch a short introductory talk by Bob Roth from the David Lynch Foundation (20 mins) online HERE and then complete the contact form to proceed further.
Reserve your Personal Instruction HERE.
The experience of 6 million TM practitioners around the world along with 600 studies over the past 40 years show that TM is the most successful method ever researched to reduce stress, with significant benefits for depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, fibromyalgia, etc. On top of this, TM practice has shown to strongly improve self-confidence and develop our creative potential.
1) Transcending = Much more than relaxation
Meditation is becoming more and more popular to manage stress but the true experience of transcending has a far more profound effect than just relaxation. Unfortunately, the knowledge of how to easily transcend had been lost to the world until recently. The ancient texts from the oldest tradition of knowledge describe transcending as the highest human experience, essential for our full human development. Today, we can confirm this, through modern science, by measuring what happens in the body and particularly the brain during the practice of TM:
1. A profound state of rest: much deeper than ordinary relaxation, even more profound than at any point in sleep.
2. Inner peace and happiness: decrease of stress hormones/increase of happiness hormones.
2) Transcending = Deep Rest
When the mind transcends the finest impulse of thought, it comes into a state of complete inner silence. This happens in a completely natural and effortless way. We can’t try to make the mind silent, nor do we have to. With the right technique, the mind will go there by itself. When the mind transcends, the body spontaneously comes into a very deep state of relaxation as well, far deeper than that attained even in deep sleep.
This can be objectively measured by monitoring oxygen consumption. This graph, from a Harvard Medical School research study, shows that, during TM, the body comes into a state of rest that is twice as deep as even the deepest rest during sleep. More than 30 studies around the world have confirmed this deep rest during TM practice.
This deep rest activates the inner healing power in our own bodies. Relaxation means relaxing tensions. The body has a completely natural way to remove tensions that it accumulates. This is what happens during sleep but the rest during sleep doesn’t always go deep enough to remove more deeply-rooted, traumatic stresses. Transcending gives a level of rest that can help dissolve those deeper rooted stresses.
Scientific research on war veterans has shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique lead to significant reductions in PTSD (post traumatic stress), anxiety, depression & insomnia, etc. And, after only 3 months of practice, 70% of the war veterans required no further treatment. The control group that received standard psychotherapy showed no improvement.
The video below shows several more examples of just how powerful TM can be for those who are suffering from traumatic stress. It also shows why more and more scientists, educators, celebrities and governmental institutions are supporting the TM technique.
3) Transcending = Measurable Inner Happiness
Stress disturbs the normal functioning of the brain, causing, amongst other things, a decrease in the production of the “happiness hormone,” serotonin. A lack of serotonin influences not only our inner sense of happiness but is also associated with migraines, sleep disorders, anxiety, anger outbursts, Alzheimer’s, eating disorders, addictions and many others. One can try to influence serotonin artificially (as anti-depressants seem to do) but this only treats the symptoms, not the real problem.
The experience of transcending, on the other hand, activates the body’s own healing ability so that the brain can function normally. The result? A completely natural increase in serotonin production during the TM practice and, eventually, during the rest of the day. This has implications in all areas of life as can be seen on this site.
5) How can I learn to transcend?
Transcendental Meditation is effortless and pleasant to do, it can be learned by anyone, and gives immediate results.
The experience of transcending can be achieved only in a completely natural and effortless way. It is an experience of complete inner silence that cannot be achieved by trying to be quiet. The more we try, the more we keep the mind active. Trying to relax is a contradiction in terms. That is why most “meditation” methods that require concentration have limited effect.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught individually, by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead you, in a completely natural way, to transcending. This technique is taught step by step over four consecutive sessions. This initial training course is followed by a extensive program of follow-up sessions to ensure continued correct practice.