"Calmness" ~ Margaret

"Calmness" ~ Chris

"Calmness" ~ Ralph

"Felt more energised & efficient at work" ~ Pete

"Top notch" ~ Gareth

"So far so good, more in depth then I anticipated and the first session was remarkable - I didn't think I'd be meditating on my own for 10 minutes so quickly.  Lots to take in & absorb, but fascinating.  Very much enjoying it all, feel very inspired to continue"

Wendy ~ York

"David is doing very well, hardly any headaches.  We have kept up the meditation almost every day, I’m sure this is helping him."

Eileen ~ Havant  (2 years after TM course in Ringwood, Hants.)

"I am continuing with TM which is very beneficial." 

Geof ~ Harrogate  (4 months after York TM course)



Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness

Meditation may help lower heart disease risk

Research we're watching


The ancient, mind-calming practice of meditation may have a role in reducing the risk of heart disease. So says a scientific statement from the American Heart Association in the Sept. 28, 2017, Journal of the American Heart Association.

Experts reviewed dozens of studies published over the past two decades. The results suggest that meditation may improve a host of factors linked to heart disease, including stress, anxiety, depression, poor sleep quality, and high blood pressure. It may also help people stop smoking. An added bonus: it's low-cost and poses no apparent risk.

You can learn meditation by taking a class (check your local community center or yoga studios) or watching an online video. The practice typically involves quiet, focused attention, during which you close your eyes while sitting comfortably. You then direct your consciousness to your breathing, an object, or a word or phrase known as a mantra. Mindfulness meditation encourages you to focus on the present moment. Transcendental meditation uses techniques that encourage the mind to "transcend" thoughts. About 8% of adults in the United States say they practice some form of meditation.

"In the meantime I will keep meditating. I’m not thinking about it, I’m just doing it and it seems to be going well… I enjoy doing it anyhow!"

Hilary ~ York

"I do still do TM and believe it is beneficial to me in a number of ways. I do one session each day (not the two you advocate, but I have settled into the routine of one per day well and have it thoroughly integrated into my daily rhythms).

It certainly makes me calmer and I much more 'look before I leap' than I did in earlier times."

Andy ~ York

'Western society is chronically sleep deprived': the importance of the body clock"

The 2017 Nobel prize for medicine was awarded for the discovery of how our circadian rhythms are controlled. But what light does it shed on the cycle of life?


"I took the TM course with the Meditation Trust nearly 2 years ago and it's probably the best money (and it wasn't that expensive) I've ever spent. I have practised TM every single day since and it's made a really positive difference to me and my life. I am much calmer and more focused and my partner says I am so much more chilled out about the things that used to worry me sick or make me go off at the deep end. I decided to take the course after a bereavement and redundancy happened at the same time and my head was in a mess. Meditating every day since has helped me cope much better with everything that the world has thrown at me and has helped me adopt a much more philosophical and accepting approach to life. It's not religious or new age mumbo jumbo - it's just a simple and straightforward method of calming the mind. I tell people it's meditation for people who (think they) can't meditate. It's very healing and I love the face that it's portable and I can take it with me everywhere I go. I can't recommend it enough and I'm thankful every day that I found it."

Carol ~ Southampton

Meditation May Help Against Heart Disease, Says American Heart Association


"Just to say hello and to let you know I am fit and well and hope you are too.  Its 18 yrs since I did the TM course and I'm still enjoying it most times twice per day!  I've never looked back" ☺

John ~ Sunderland

“Over the past 20 years, meditation and mindfulness-based programs have become increasingly important to Westerners. Doctors are embracing meditation not because they think it’s hip or cool but because scientific studies are beginning to show that it works, particularly for stress-related conditions.”


"I’m still practising TM every day & I can’t imagine I would ever give it up."

Gillian ~ Edinburgh

All kinds of people meditate, so far UK CEO's tend to keep it to themselves.

In his new book, “Principles,” the investing legend shares his management philosophy, which is guided by the principle of radical transparency.

Les Moonves is the President, the CEO, and the Chairman of the Board at the CBS Corporation. As a result, it can be said that he possesses an enormous measure of influence over not just the corporation that he leads but also the world of entertainment as a whole.

Practices Transcendental Meditation

It is interesting to note that Moonves has stated that he is a practitioner of transcendental meditation because it helps to put him in a calmer state of mind. For those who are unfamiliar with the practice, transcendental meditation consists of repeating a silent mantra while seated in a comfortable position with the eyes closed, meaning that it is one of the simpler forms of meditation that can be found out there. With that said, that could be part of the explanation for why it is so popular, seeing as how it is not just one of the most popular forms of meditation but also one of the most studied forms of meditation by researchers who are curious about its mental and physical effects on its practitioners



"TM and meditating in general has had a significant impact on my life and regardless of how much I do it I feel all the better for just doing it!"
Laura ~ Hale, Altrincham



"I was telling Sam and Gill how much I enjoyed the TM course, and how the meditation helps me." 
Liz ~ Northumberland

"Have noticed some positive changes in the 5 weeks I have been practising TM regularly, sleeping better, less anxious,, more energy and feel a lot more calm"

John ~ Newcastle upon Tyne


"Over the years I have googled TM when it has come up in a magazine article or on tv. I often thought I would give it a go 'one day', but there was always something else to spend the money and the time on.
All that changed when over the course of one year I had a car crash, I suffered physical ill health, mental health issues and my dad died. Suddenly I was faced with a very limited body, mind and life. I was forced into putting my health to the top of the pile as I didn't want to spend anymore time feeling as bad as I did. I made a list of all the good things I could do to my body and mind and TM was on that list. It was finally time to actually be brave and sign up.
I was so nervous, but by now I had read enough about TM online to date to hope that it might help me feel better. I was worried it would be weird (we all saw the yogic flying on tv in the 80s!)  I was worried it would be a waste of money if I never used it or hated it. I was worried it would be really hard and I wouldn't have the 'right' brain to do it. I was even worried I would get signed up to all sorts of other stuff on the day and be drawn into some strange organisation.  Mainly I was worried that it wouldn't really help me, because I already had a meditation app that wasn't really helping.
How wrong I was! And how much this all makes me giggle now I know what TM is to me!  In short, it has been AMAZING.  Out of all the things I now try to do to keep healthy (diet, yoga etc) it is by far the easiest most enjoyable to stick to.  If you had told me in July (when I did the TM sessions) that I would do it everyday, always find time for it, never find myself making excuses to not do it, and actually love it so much that I would prioritise it over other stuff - I would have told you that you don't know me. I am always great at starting stuff, but then equally great at letting them drop after a couple of weeks.
For some reason, this just hasn't happened with TM. I think because I can feel the benefit and the changes soooo much, it just keeps me wanting to do it every day. I try to do it in the morning because then the rest of my day is just incredibly easier than if I don't. I set my little timer on my phone, tell my family to not come in the bedroom and 24 minutes later, out I come smiling and calm, ready for life! When I do leave it until later, I always regret it, because I realise how much better my day would have been if I'd done it first thing. Now my dream is to reach the fantastic goal of twice a day. I already feel amazing doing it once, so watch out world when I sort out my twice a day practice!
Knowing what I know now, I would say the only prerequisites to giving TM a go are if a) you want your life to be massively better and b) you are a human being!
Give it a go - you will NOT regret it."

Ann ~ York