Ask the Doctors, Specialists answer your questions about the Transcendental Meditation program and health
Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D.

Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D., is an expert in cognitive learning who recently directed the first-of-its-kind research study on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on children with language-based learning disabilities. Dr. Grosswald and her work have been extensively featured in the national media, including PBS and ABC News.

Steven Rector, M.D.

Steven Rector, M.D., has practiced emergency medicine for the past 18 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Here Drs. Grosswald and Rector
answer questions on stress syndrome.

Q: I get really stressed by things that don’t bother other people, like talking in front of a group or having to meet a deadline. Can TM help? 

Q: Is there any research to show these effects? 

Q: What about stress due to sleep deprivation? I almost never get a good night’s sleep. Does the Transcendental Meditation technique help with that? 

Q: Isn’t some stress a good thing? Doesn’t it give us the edge to do things we might not get done otherwise, like meeting deadlines? 

Q: I take a vacation at least once a year. The stress goes away for a little while, but once I’m back at work, I start to feel pressures building up. 

Q: Stress is said to cause 90% of disease. What sort of changes occur in the body as a result of stress? 

Q: On the more positive side, would hormone levels become more balanced when stress is decreased through the Transcendental Meditation technique? 

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