"Really pleased with it - feeling more of an impact then I expected after such a short time"

Becky  ~ Newcastle upon Tyne

"Excellent, and it is helping me relax which is helping with my pain.  I will be recommending to others"

Jodi ~ Washington

"Really enjoying the course, I feel sure there will be many benefits"

Lilian ~ Newcastle upon Tyne

"Very helpful & interesting"

Pete ~ Newcastle upon Tyne

" Very enjoyable.  Learning a new type of meditation has been interesting.  The reduction in my anxiety levels has been life-changing.  My overall well-being has improved"

Tracey ~ Manchester

"Really enjoyed the course, feels quite indulgent"

Karin ~ Manchester

"Greater efficiency, clarity & calmness.  I do not wake up feeling depressed.  It was the best decision I have made.  Although I have followed many forms of meditation, this is the one that works for me."

Anne ~ Manchester


Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain


Some corners of corporate America have long had a culture that wears its long and grueling hours like a badge of honor.

Now a group of executives is trying to change that by opening up about how they each found balance in their own lives and by making wellness a priority at their companies.

"I recently attended the TM course in Newcastle and after having been quite dubious about meditation and how it could help me, I followed my cousins advice and gave it a go, I can honestly say I am thankful I did, even after only five days I can already say it was worth it, I am sleeping so much better, am a lot calmer in myself and it shows in my work. This has opened up a new avenue to me and I now want to spread the word about TM to my family and friends, I think everyone can benefit from TM. Thank you and best wishes to the TM Team."

Julie ~ Washington, Tyne & Wear

"I first completed my TM training with you in 1993.
I am now retired and continue with my daily TM. The only time I had problems with meditation was whilst sailing across the Atlantic
in 2002, with four others in a 40' yacht!"

Rod ~ County Durham

"I'm recommending this to those in Richmond area.. I meditated today.. in hotel room.. Leo was drawing on his tablet .. it was very relaxing and a welcome boost of energy. I highly highly recommend TM. No other mindfulness or meditation has really worked for me. Profound.. meaningful.. just relaxing like a deep tissue massage for the brain."

Michelle ~ Richmond, London

5 days after attending last weekends TM course in York

"I really enjoyed the course, after years of struggling with thought control meditation techniques, TM feels like a breath of fresh air - it almost feels like cheating!

I'm managing to practice twice a day and I'm getting a lot out of it already."

Zara ~ Huddersfield

"I slept right through the night last night for the first time in weeks & weeks"  Zara ~ Hudddersfield

"Thankfully regular meditation is helping to keep me sane. I once made the mistake of skipping it for a few days (family were particularly demanding at the time) and I quickly remembered why I needed TM in my life! After getting back on it, thoughts were no longer swirling around in my head at 200mph and I found myself more forgiving with those around me" :)
Emma ~ N.Wales

"I'm still enjoying meditating every day,"  Jane ~ Lincoln

"Very different compared to prior mindfulness meditation I used to do.  Very clearly explained - I like + understand the concept and mechanics.  Enjoyable & interesting course"

Sean ~ Glasgow



Los Angeles Times Discoveries from the world of science and medicine Science Science Now

Can a mouse meditate? Why these researchers want to find out

Mice can't sit with their legs crossed, staring at a sunset. But they can get some of the benefits of meditation, a new study shows.

"I am still meditating every day and it is going really well,"

Janet ~ Richmond, North Yorks

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.  It has all made total sense and I feel I completely understand the ethos & am really looking forward to making it part of my life.  Have felt calmness during the day, lightheartedness"

Michele ~ Andover

"Really enjoyed the course, found it very interesting.  It's very different to anything I have done"

Claire ~ Andover

"TM, it's become part of who I am. I can't recommend it highly enough, and my daily quiet times are very precious helping me stay calm and steady."

Ian ~ Newcastle upon Tyne

Birds good for your mental health?


Watching garden birds is good for your mental health, research shows

Being able to see birds, shrubs and trees can help mental health, despite whether people are in an urban or more rural area, academics foundBeing able to see birds, shrubs and trees can help mental health, even if people are not in a rural area, academics found CREDIT: JEFF J MITCHELL/GETTY IMAGES


Nether Grange, Alnmouth, Northumberland, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March, 2017

A really lovely venue located in this beautiful seaside village within the Northumberland coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Just a minutes walk onto the beach and the perfect place to rest & revitalise, yet only 45 minutes drive north of Newcastle upon Tyne and a two minute drive from the local railway station on the East coast main line between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh.

The all inclusive per person fee is £219 for a single en-suite room & £209 for a shared en-suite room.

TM Weekend Retreats - Everyone needs a break!

The emphasis of these weekends is simply : deep rest & revitalisation, enabling you to gain a clearer experience & understanding of Transcendental Meditation.  They are open to anyone who has learnt TM, regardless of whether you are practising regularly or not.  Many people use the weekend to re-establish a meditation routine.  Starting Friday evening and finishing Sunday teatime, the weekend includes extra meditation (in the group or separately as you prefer) with optional simple yoga postures plus meetings and the opportunity to have all your meditation questions answered.  The whole thing is very informal and there is plenty of time to enjoy the company of meditator's from across the country over delicious meals (vegetarian options available) and leisurely walks on the beach.

To book a place contact me asap

" I am still on a ship. Currently in New Zealand and about to be heading towards Japan. You will be pleased to know I meditate every day and twice when I can. It keeps me focused during all the work. So that one course in Ringwood has proven beneficial."

Michelle ~ Bournemouth

"My practice is very healthy and I enjoy it immensely. I also enjoy Insight Time! What an amazing app."
Wendy ~ Blairgowrie, Scotland