MEDITATION FOR KIDS
Kids today are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. Many lack the tools necessary to deal with everything from bullying online and in school to the global pandemic and seismic societal shifts.
Meditation – and Transcendental Meditation (TM) in particular – has been shown to decrease stress, increase focus and attention, improve academic performance, build self-esteem, and create greater well-being. It also is one of the best ways to tap into your intuition. COIN TRICK is proud to support the David Lynch Foundation and its efforts to bring TM to kids around the world.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle.
TM allows the active thinking mind to settle inward to experience a naturally calm, peaceful level of awareness.
10% improvement in test scores and GPA (Education 131: 556–565, 2011)
Increased attendance and decreased suspensions for high school students (Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 1:10, 2003)
Reduced ADHD symptoms and symptoms of other learning disorders (Mind & Brain: The Journal of Psychiatry 2 (1): 73-81, 2011)
Increased intelligence and creativity (Intelligence 29: 419-440, 2001)
Hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide over the past 40 years. Findings have shown that TM provides numerous benefits for students, including:
40% reduction in psychological distress, including stress, anxiety and depression (American Journal of Hypertension 22(12): 1326-1331, 2009)
21% increase in high school graduation rate (Education 133 (4): 495-500, 2013)
Renowned film director and artist David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Elephant Man, The Straight Story) started practicing Transcendental Meditation in the 1970s and hasn't missed a single meditation since.
"[TM] has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within," he says.
After witnessing firsthand what a powerful and profound impact Transcendental Meditation had on inner-city children suffering from severe stress and trauma, Lynch decided to use his influence to spread the word about TM.
In 2005, he and others started the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace to ensure that every child anywhere in the world who wanted to learn to meditate could do so. You can find more about the foundation, its Meditate America initiative and other important work at davidlynchfoundation.org.