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Military leaders, medical researchers promote TM for resilience and health at national summit

More than 130 military and governmental leaders and medical researchers gathered at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. for a national summit on “Resilience, the Brain, and Meditation.” The meeting investigated the extensive scientific evidence and clinical experience using the Transcendental Meditation technique to promote resilience and overcome post-traumatic stress disorder among active-duty military personnel, veterans, and cadets.

The Summit received considerable positive media coverage, including a Washington Post article titled: VA testing whether meditation can help treat PTSD.

Order of panelists during the Summit proceedings:

  • Candy Crowley, Emmy Award-winning host, CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley”
  • W. Scott Gould, U.S. Deputy Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • John Hagelin, Ph.D., President, David Lynch Foundation
  • Jerry Yellin, WWII fighter pilot and Co-chair, Operation Warrior Wellness
  • Norman Rosenthal, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Richard W. Schneider, Ph.D., RADM USCGR (Ret.), President, Norwich University
  • Carole Bandy, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Norwich University
  • LTC Mark Hagenlocher, 4th Battalion Assistant Commandant, Norwich University
  • Brandon Jennings, Cadet Company Commander, Norwich University
  • Keyen Foley, Freshman Cadet, TM Rook Platoon, Norwich University
  • Jake Girard, Cadet Staff Sergeant, Norwich University
  • Sam Lieber, Platoon Sergeant, Norwich University
  • Ed Schloeman CMS (Ret.), Co-chair, Operation Warrior Wellness
  • Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D., PTS and meditation researcher
  • COL Brian Rees, M.D., M.P.H., Command Surgeon, 63rd Regional Support Command

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