Why We Believe All Nurses Should Practice TM
We believe that the Transcendental Meditation program is a must for nurses like you. Nurse fatigue and burnout is a major problem, and it can dramatically impact your quality of life. This is why it’s so beneficial for you to practice the TM technique . To help encourage you to learn TM, we have been approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) to award you 23 ANCC contact hours and 2 university credits when you take the TM course.
The TM for Nurses course has been peer reviewed and is an Endorsed Program of the American Holistic Nurses Association.
How Nurses Benefit from TM
You can’t pour from an empty cup. You started nursing filled with energy and enthusiasm, but the stress of nursing may now have lowered your resilience. In fact, statistics show that over 40 percent of hospital staff nurses experience nurse burnout, characterized by exhaustion, compassion fatigue, and physical and mental stress .
Chronic stress has a deleterious effect on the entire physiology, including the brain . The TM practice is associated with lower cortisol levels, and is the only meditation that shows increases in broadband intra and inter-hemispheric EEG coherence. Other beneficial effects of the TM technique include a reduction in high blood pressure after only a few weeks of regular practice, decreased risk of myocardial infarction and stroke, and normalization of components of the metabolic syndrome (including systolic blood pressure and insulin resistance). Read more about the health benefits of TM.
Happier Nurses, Healthier Patients
Researchers based at Sarasota Memorial Hospital found clear statistical evidence that the TM technique can increase resilience and compassion satisfaction among nurses while decreasing burnout and secondary traumatic stress. The results of this study were presented at the ANCC Magnet Conference in 2016, as well as the Florida Association of Nurse Executives and the American Holistic Nurses Association National Conference.
“TM allows me better focus and to be able to organize my time in a more productive way. It relaxes the intensity of the moment and my days seem to be more productive, efficient and less anxiety-driven for myself, the patients and coworkers.” – G. Blosfelds RN, Boca Raton, Florida
To learn more about how the TM technique can benefit nurses, take a look at this first-hand account of one nurse’s Transcendental Meditation experience.
The TM practice is unique among meditation techniques , distinguished by its simplicity and profound, immediate results. It’s not a religion or philosophy and involves no change in lifestyle. It’s easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, requiring no effort, concentration, or special skills. To connect with a certified TM teacher in your area, call (641) 451-1592 or email nurses@TM-women.org.