TSM Meditation Reduces Stress, School Violence, Bullying, Depression And PTSD
Meditating twice a day can begin to stop bullying and other violence by lowering stress. Understanding the role stress is playing in the lives of American youth today is of utmost importance. With the constant exposure to stress, the stress response goes into hyperdrive, and the child experiences the fight-or-flight reaction even when there is no real threat. This chronic stress syndrome, if left untreated, can escalate to PTSD and depression—or suicide and other violent behaviors.
Stress is now understood as the major cause of most mental health disorders, including severe teen depression, which is highly correlated with teen violence, according to research conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.
Researchers explain that depression is a disorder of stress dysregulation, which means that the amygdala, the part of the brain that signals threat, becomes hyperactive, and the fight-or-flight response is overly responsive. So for a long time before children get depressed, they feel stressed, they feel anxious, and they feel that that world is more threatening then it really is.
This vicious cycle can be prevented by normalizing the stress response through Meditation. In other words, by calming the mind, mitigating stress, and preventing anxiety and depression, meditation can keep the pot from boiling over.
Hopefully we can take the advice of those who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to stop the stress from boiling over into another school tragedy. Perhaps it’s time to consider making TSM Meditation more available to school-age youth, their parents and teachers. In this way we all can start to move toward a world in which schools become safe harbors for all children.
Anxiety-Free Living Is A Choice
If anxiety is mounting in our lives we can ignore it or do something to reduce it. It's a choice. We need not continue to allow our lives to be controlled by anxiety any longer. Take the first step to enjoy success without stress and a more creative, happier life.
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Meditation was originally meant to help deepen understanding.
Do you feel under pressure from problems with work, a relationship or your personal finances? When mental and emotional pressures build up, doctors and researchers call this feeling "stress".
If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying TSM Meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice this meditation. It's simple and inexpensive, and it doesn't require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are. All you need is 20 minutes, a chair and freedom from interruption.
During this meditation, you effortlessly redirect your attention thereby eliminating the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.
When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that builds up every day that contributes to your stress.
What if you could separate yourself from your thoughts? What if they still came but you didn't experience the negative emotional charge from them? What if they just were and you could just be?
This important benefit is often the result of the regular practice of TSM Meditation. New students are instructed in how to allow thoughts during meditation and thereby defuse their negative charges. With practice, the mind settles down and the body follows. This healing state of deep, restful meditation and silence is sometimes called restful alertness. It’s where the mind and body naturally go to heal.
By reaching that level of rest one automatically untangles those stored charges and releases them from the grip they hold over us. This results in thinking that becomes free from those negative emotional distractions. Here is the formula for solving problems before they arise and living a more creative and fulfilled life.
The practice of TSM reduces stress and promotes healing in a natural way. Medical science tells us that 90% of all disease is either caused or complicated by stress. It is not enough to ‘cope with stress’.
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
Meditation might also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress.
A growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of meditation. Some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:
- Anxiety disorders
- Heart disease
- Sleep problems
A bit of stress in short doses is useful in improving our memory and enhancing performance. However, too much, too regularly, is extremely damaging to our mental and physical well-being. In a 2012 survey, 20% of Americans said they were experiencing extreme levels of stress. And while 64% said that it is "extremely important or very important to manage stress", only 37% felt they were actually doing an excellent or very good job at managing theirs.
TSM Meditation is a simple, natural technique. In TSM, you silently repeat a personally assigned mantra, a specific meaningless word or sound, in a specific way. This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.