Growth in Self-Actualisation: Transcendental Meditation compared to other meditation techniques
Statistical meta-analysis of all available research (42 independent studies) indicates that practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme increased self-actualisation by about three times as much as procedures of contemplation, concentration, or other techniques.Ref.Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 6: 189–248, 1991
Increased Self-actualization among university students
University students who were practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM Sidhi Programme increased significantly on self-development (ego development) when measured after graduation, in contrast to control students at three other universities who were not participating in this programme.Ref.Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 17: 93–121, 2005
Increased Strength of Self-Concept
After one month of practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, individuals developed a more strongly defined sense of self-concept, in comparison to matched controls. They also reported that their ‘actual’ self was closer to their ‘ideal’ self.Ref.British Journal of Psychology 73: 57–68, 1982
Personal development in prison inmates
Maximum security prison inmates who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme displayed increased self-development (ego development) in comparison to controls.Ref.Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 36: 127–160, 2003
Increased self-actualisation and personal development
University students who learned the TM-Sidhi Programme, in comparison to control students from another university, increased significantly on three measures of personal development and psychological health—increased creativity, increased autonomy, and increased intrinsic spirituality. The TM-Sidhi Programme participants also improved significantly on an overall measure of well-being and a measure of psychological integration in comparison to the control students.Ref. Modern Science and Vedic Science 1: 471–487, 1987
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What people are saying
I have done so many meditation courses, but there was always something that felt not right; I missed something. I did not feel satisfied. When I learned TM, it felt just like coming home to me. Finally I have found it.
This technique is truly one of a kind.
I am meditating now for almost 30 years and my general health is excellent, especially when compared to my peers. Not only did it make my creativity grow remarkably, but also my ability to deal with a team of employees and actors in an inspiring and stimulating way.
I am still amazed on a daily basis to see how such a simple, natural technique can generate so many positive effects. And it is also nice to do.