Creating Resilient Warriors through Transcendental Meditation
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple and easily implementable approach for holistically developing resilience and well-being—as documented by hundreds of peer-reviewed studies and tens of millions of dollars in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Key findings include:
Better physical health: Reduced stress and stress-related illness and improved health and longevity (see Cardiovascular Disease, Decreased Healthcare Utilization, Resistance to Stress, and Peak Performance)2 3
Better relationships: Increased tolerance and improved personal and family relationships (see Social Health)4
Increased self-development: Improved self-confidence, moral maturity, and self-actualization—allowing the soldier to deeply connect with his or her own internal compass as a guide throughout life (see Spiritual Health)
For more information on key studies, please see Research.