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Another Manchester Transcendental Meditation Testimonial

16th March 2019

"Just wanted to say thankyou very much again for the whole experience last weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed it and got an incredible amount from it. The group sessions were extremely enjoyable and helpful, I'm really enjoying the meditation and look forward to...

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A jolly good article on Transcendental Meditation...

11th March 2019

Transcendental meditation: does it work? First he tried sleep apps, then a flotation tank, then mindfulness – but nothing would stop the chatter in Stuart Heritage's increasingly exhausted mind. Would transcendental meditation, currently enjoying a revival, do the trick? As he suggests,...

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Everton boss Sam Allardyce reveals how meditation...

8th March 2019

Sam Allardyce has revealed how 'transcendental meditation' techniques cured him of his touchline rage and turned him into a functioning manager at the highest level. The Everton boss is preparing for his 1,000th game as a manager in English football on Saturday...

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Chilling out

25th February 2019

We are on holiday in Italy at the moment and we did a meditation at over 3000m overlooking some glaciers...  Pete & Jane ~ Newcastle upon Tyne

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Transcendental Meditation in York

14th February 2019

"Over the years I have googled TM when it has come up in a magazine article or on tv. I often thought I would give it a go 'one day', but there was always something else to spend the money and the...

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After TM course in Manchester 2 weeks...

25th January 2019

"I’ve generally felt calmer and love the feeling that the meditation brings. Life has been really busy since the course yet I feel that I’m handling the busyness better somehow if that makes sense?  So far we have both found it really...

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Meditation in Manchester

24th January 2019

"My husband and I did the TM course with you in Hale, Altrincham back in 2012 I can virtually count on one hand the days I’ve not done any TM since then." Sarah ~ Blackpool

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According to some, the best description of...

7th January 2019

A Cynic Tests Transcendental Meditation 1995 / 1996 Following a feature on work-related stress in The (Newcastle) Journal newspaper’s Northern Business, Editor Peter Jackson examined the growing popularity of Transcendental Meditation as a business tool for stress relief. To test its effectiveness...

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Memories of last months TM meditation retreat...

20th December 2018

It was around the beginning of September when I frantically fired off an email to Chris Greathead - www.twentyminutesmeditation.co.uk (an apt name I think you’ll agree for a meditation teacher) to see if he had any space left on his annual Transcendental...

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TM Meditation Refresher Meetings

18th December 2018

Below details of our ongoing TM Meditation refresher meetings. Please note : 20 minute group meditation starts 15 minutes into meeting, so please be on time.  Why not get your T.M practice retuned & at the same time have the pleasure of doing...

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Upcoming Lakes Retreat For Existing TM Meditators

23rd November 2018

DATE: Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April, 2019, Rydal Hall (nr Ambleside) Cumbria Idyllic spot in the heart of the Lakes set in beautiful grounds, just outside the lovely town of Ambleside, but a peaceful haven to enjoy a weekend of meditation....

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Welcome to Twenty Minutes Meditation

30th July 2018

Welcome to the new Twenty Minutes Meditation website. We hope you enjoy hearing about our easy and effortless meditation courses and techniques which can have a positive and inspiring impact on your life and general well being. We offer meditation courses across...

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99 days of Transcendental Meditation

2nd May 2018

"I am so gutted I missed the refresher yesterday - I ended up having to work at the last minute. The good news is that I've been meditating at least once every day for 99 days! That Insight Timer you recommended keeps my...

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Comments after April’s Transcendental Meditation course in...

2nd May 2018

"Energy, clarity, calmness, efficiency + strong explanations & foundations" Ray ~ Newcastle upon Tyne "Impressed with results so far" Jeff ~ Wylam "Very good, feeling benefits healthwise" Danielle ~ South Shields "Excellent.  It feels accessible to me and simple - enjoyable." Lorna...

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All kinds of people meditate. Hedge Fund...

24th April 2018

"I notice a difference from the moment I meditate.  I can be stressed, or tired, and I go into a meditation and it just all flows off of me..  I'll come out of it refreshed and centred, and that's how I'll feel,...

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Fascinating article from the Harvard Gazette on...

11th April 2018

All the benefits mentioned below have been noticed by people practising TM (Transcendental Meditation) over the last 50 years. What is the difference? TM is easy & enjoyable to practice, because it involves no concentration & no emptying of the mind or...

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Comments after last months TM course in...

10th April 2018

"Thanks  for the wonderful series of TM workshops at the weekend. It was a really inspiring, life-affirming and interesting experience which I hope will be the start of a lifelong journey with TM. My meditations are going great so far.  Overall, I’m...

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Meditation Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

10th April 2018

Its certainly been my personal experience that TM can be hugely beneficial in helping people suffering from PTSD.  Namely members of the armed forces returning from Afghanistan. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201601/meditation-reduces-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms Meditation Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Transcendental Meditation can reduce PTSD symptoms and use...

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What is Tm

9th April 2018

Deep Relaxation & Revitalisation Transcendental Meditation is a technique for deep relaxation and revitalisation. It allows your mind and body to gain a unique state of very deep rest. Dissolves Deep-Rooted Stress & Fatigue This allows you to recharge your 'batteries' and...

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Transcendental Meditation, which can be a better...

7th April 2018

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/sleep/sleep-complaints-and-how-to-fix-them-11364257899877 4 of the biggest sleep complaints – and how to fix them naturally Can't sleep at night, waking up too early or suffering from night sweats? Hit your sleep woes head-on with these no-nonsense solutions. Problem 1: You’re too stressed to...

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Transcendental Meditation in Glasgow

27th February 2018

"Both my wife and myself have been through the TM course with you in Edinburgh a few years ago (albeit not at the same time) and have found it of great value, particularly myself having come through a difficult and protracted period...

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“10 years after” Learnt TM in Manchester

19th February 2018

"I cannot believe it's ten years! Wow where has that gone. I'm still so glad I learnt TM it has been invaluable to me, I do slip sometimes but always feel better when I have been practising." Emily ~ Manchester

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Earn, and breathe: Meditating your way to...

29th January 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42808322 It's not just high powered meetings, networking and speeches at the World Economic Forum, some attendees are also taking part in meditation sessions. "There's always a quiet place in your mind," says Rick Goings, the boss of Tupperware Brands who has...

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Fascinating : One of the most common...

27th January 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42788280 We all know what makes us fat: eating more in calories than we burn off in energy. But though this is true, it doesn't answer the more interesting question - why do we overeat in the first place? Why do I...

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Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio shares his...

26th January 2018

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/25/4-books-that-billionaire-ray-dalio-thinks-everyone-should-read/ One of billionaire Ray Dalio's key success principles is having a "radical open-mindedness" to new ideas. Dalio has meditated almost every day since 1969 and says it's had a tremendous impact on him. "It gives you an equanimity, a centeredness, a...

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce has revealed how...

21st January 2018

Allardyce cured his touchline rage with 'transcendental meditation' technique http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5291767/Sam-Allardyce-reveals-meditation-cured-touchline-rage.html Everton manager Sam Allardyce has revealed how meditation cured his touchline rage

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Transcendental Meditation (TM) in York last weekend

24th November 2017

"So far so good, more in depth then I anticipated and the first session was remarkable - I didn't think I'd be meditating on my own for 10 minutes so quickly.  Lots to take in & absorb, but fascinating.  Very much enjoying...

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Not TM, but excellent article & very...

21st November 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/22/mindfulness-jon-kabat-zinn-depression-trump-grenfell Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’ By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and...

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Meditation may help lower heart disease risk...

17th November 2017

Meditation may help lower heart disease risk Research we're watching Published: December, 2017 https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/meditation-may-help-lower-heart-disease-risk The ancient, mind-calming practice of meditation may have a role in reducing the risk of heart disease. So says a scientific statement from the American Heart Association in...

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TM (Transcendental Meditation) in York

14th November 2017

"I do still do TM and believe it is beneficial to me in a number of ways. I do one session each day (not the two you advocate, but I have settled into the routine of one per day well and have...

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