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​​Women who can think clearly, remain focused under pressure, and perform efficiently at work have an edge over people who cannot. Both personal experience and worldwide published research conducted in business and industry show that the Transcendental Meditation technique gives us broader comprehension along with the ability to focus sharply. Improved conceptual thinking, greater orderliness of thinking, and successful decision-making result from the enhanced performance of the brain during the TM technique. Increased energy, faster recovery from stress and reduced absenteeism are also results of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

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Benefits of the TM program in Business and Government

Scientifically Verified Benefits for Executives and Workers
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Published research shows:​

  • Increased Intelligence and Creativity
  • Increased Efficiency and Productivity
  • Improved Problem Solving Ability
  • Improved Memory
  • Worksite Stress Reduction
  • Leadership Development and Self-development
  • Improved Physiological Stability During Task Performance
  • Improved Work and Personal Relationships
  • Employee Development
  • Increased Tolerance
  • Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Actualization
  • Improved Verbal and Analytical Thinking, Synthetic and Holistic Thinking
  • Increased Resistance to Distraction and Social Pressure
  • Reduced Conflict

200% of life: inner fulfillment & outer achievement

Inner fullness is the basis of outer achievement. During the TM technique, the mind experiences a field of peace and happiness – its own deepest nature. This carries over into daily life, bringing inner confidence, stability, and joyfulness along with the ability to be more spontaneous, tolerant, and intimate with others. Meditating after work helps you recover from the stress of the day so that you can truly enjoy your personal life each evening. Working mothers report that the increased creativity and efficiency from daily TM practice help them find the extra energy and capacity to meet the needs of a family.

Career track: 
and “on-ramping”

Ascending the corporate ladder or building your own business requires stability, adaptability, mental clarity, and physical and emotional stamina. Add the demands of family and the pressure can seem unbearable – a key reason so many women leave their careers. The key is not to manage stress but to eliminate it while increasing energy, focus and comprehension—all on a daily basis. These benefits begin immediately after TM instruction and continue to grow with daily practice.

On-ramping after personal leave

Women reentering the workplace after maternity leave or a sabbatical can feel like second-class employees. In a study conducted for Pepperdine University, nearly half of Fortune 1000 senior executives reported that women returning to work need two to four years to recoup the losses in salary and position. And 13% think it unlikely that women who off-ramp will ever fully catch up. Transcendental Meditation practice eases the transition back to work by replacing self-doubt with self-confidence, and by enhancing the focus, creativity, conceptual thinking, and faster recovery from stress that are needed to merge at full speed.

Great health despite the daily pressure

Medical experts and researchers agree that stress is damaging to both health and career. Extensive published research, funded by $24 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, has shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique reduces stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, and insomnia. Research has even found a marked reduction in tumors. But health is more than the absence of disease. TM practice also increases energy, stamina, immunity, and well-being, and helps normalize weight.

Reversal of aging

To cope with the onslaught of daily stresses, women all too often turn to insomnia medication, caffeine, unhealthy diets, alcohol, and cosmetic surgery. This lifestyle takes a toll on the mind and body, accelerating the aging process. Published research shows that just one year of regular practice of the TM technique can be the antidote to stress and its detrimental effects. Even short term practitioners of this meditation have, on average, a biological age five years younger than their chronological age. Five years of TM practice results in a biological age 12.5 years younger than the practitioner’s chronological age.

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: TM cuts right to the chase, taking only days — or for some, minutes — before one feels reprieve from their painful and overwhelming thoughts.

Some of the Women in the Media Practicing Transcendental Meditation:
Suzanne Steinbaum, Patricia Harrison, Robin Roberts, Cynthia McFadden, Jennifer Ashton, Lesley Seymour and Perri Peltz