A statistical meta-analysis of 146 independent study results found that the Transcendental Meditation technique is significantly more effective in reducing trait anxiety than other meditation or stress-reduction techniques.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
At-risk children in developing countries
Children are the forgotten casualties of poverty and war. Living on and off the streets in shantytowns, make-shift shelters and orphanages, discarded children in developing countries face a dire present and a bleak future. The David Lynch Foundation’s outreach to at-risk children in developing countries includes successful programs in Catholic orphanages in Colombia, Muslim schools in violence-torn Bethlehem and the West Bank in Israel, as well as public schools and community centers in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Vietnam, Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.
Research: Reduced stress, anxiety, depression, violence, and substance abuse; improved test scores and academic achievement; reduced suspensions and expulsions; improved graduation rates.
Awaiting funding: More than 350,000 students worldwide.
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