• Increased Productivity

    In this study subjects practicing Transcendental Meditation showed significant improvements at work, compared with members of a control group. Job performance and job satisfaction increased while desire to change jobs decreased. People at every level of the organization benefited from practicing Transcendental Meditation. Reference: Transcendental Meditation and productivity, Academy of Management Journal 17 (2): 362-368, 1974.…
  • Increased Self-Actualisation

    Increased Self-Actualisation chartSelf-actualisation refers to realizing more of one's inner potential, expressed in every area of life. A statistical meta-analysis of all available studies-of 42 independent studies-indicated that the effect of Transcendental Meditation on increasing self-actualisation is markedly greater than that of other forms of meditation and relaxation. This analysis statistically controlled for length of treatment and quality of research design. Reference: Transcendental Meditation, self-actualization, and psychological health: A conceptual overview and statistical meta-analysis, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 6: 189-248, 1991.…
  • Improved Relations at Work

    Improved Relations at Work chartThis study found significant improvements in relations with supervisors and co-workers after an average of 11 months practicing Transcendental Meditation, in comparison to control subjects. And while Transcendental Meditation practitioners reported that they felt less anxiety about promotion (shown by reduced climb orientation), their fellow employees saw them as moving ahead quickly. People at every level of the organization benefited from practicing Transcendental Meditation. Reference: Transcendental Meditation and productivity, Academy of Management Journal 17 (2): 362-368, 1974.…
  • Reduced Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse

    Reduced Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse chartA statistical meta-analysis of 198 independent treatment outcomes found that Transcendental Meditation produced a significantly larger reduction in tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use than either standard substance abuse treatments (including counseling, pharmacological treatments, relaxation training, and Twelve-step programs) or prevention programs (such as programs to counteract peer-pressure and promote personal development). This meta-analysis controlled for strength of study design and included both heavy and casual users. Whereas the effects of conventional programs typically decrease sharply by 3 months, effects of Transcendental Meditation on total abstinence from tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug ranged from 51%-89% over an 18-22 month period. Reference I: Treating and preventing alcohol, nicotine, and drug abuse through Transcendental Meditation: A review and statistical meta-analysis, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 13-87, 1994. Reference II: Effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation program in preventing and treating substance misuse: A review, International Journal of the Addictions 26: 293-325, 1991.…
  • Increased Strength of Self-Concept

    One month after beginning Transcendental Meditation, subjects experienced an improved self-concept in comparison to before learning the technique. Transcendental Meditation participants developed a more strongly defined self-concept and also came to perceive their "actual self" as significantly closer to their "ideal self." No similar changes were observed for matched controls. Reference I: Effects of Transcendental Meditation on self-identity indices and personality, British Journal of Psychology 73: 57-68, 1982. Reference II: Psychological research on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on a number of personality variables, Gedrag: Tijdschrift voor Psychologie (Behavior: Journal of Psychology) 4: 206-218, 1976.…
  • Increased Relaxation and Decreased Stress

    Increased Relaxation and Decreased Stress chartThis 3-month study of managers and employees who regularly practiced Transcendental Meditation in a Fortune 100 manufacturing company and a smaller distribution-sales company showed that Transcendental Meditation practitioners displayed more relaxed physiological functioning, a greater reduction in anxiety, and reduced tension on the job, when compared to control subjects with similar job positions in the same companies. Reference: A prospective study of the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program in two business settings, Anxiety, Stress and Coping: International Journal 6: 245-262, 1993.…
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