These three discuss the effect of the TM technique on the average person, as well as the part TM has to play in helping veterans overcome PTSD.
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Jerry Seinfeld, who has been practicing the TM technique for 40 years, and Bob Roth, a certified TM teacher, discuss the value of the Transcendental Meditation technique for people like you and me, as well as veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and underserved, inner-city students struggling with the stress of their school environments.
"Jerry Seinfeld also another special guest your Bob Roth Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation we're all here because we all have something in common we all practiced Transcendental Meditation, which I didn't know about until I learned it from you and you taught me how to do it after Jerry introduced it and I think people don't really understand exactly what it is and what a difference it's made in people's lives. Now you've been doing it 40 years."
"It's difficult to explain. You know how I was describing Transcendental Meditation to somebody. You know how your charger for your phone? It's like if you had a charger for your whole body and mind"
"Well the whole idea is that we have very active noisy levels of the mind that we sort of gotta go here gotta do this gotta do that. But every human being has deep within a settled calm silent level of their mind. And this Transcendental Meditation is just and effortless way to have the active excited mind settle down. Experience that inner calm and at the same time the body gains a very deep state of rest. That rest eliminates stress, you have more energy, wakes up the brain, and you guys can do your jobs."
The American Heart Association actually says it works."
"No the American Heart Association just came out with a study a month ago that showed Transcendental Meditation is highly effective for reducing high blood pressure, reducing risk of stroke and actually mortality rate by almost 50 percent from people who have been meditating for 5 years."
It's very exciting work you guys are doing cuz it can help anybody but you guys are going into schools right now helping at risk kids, helping soldiers coming back from Iraq, Afghanistan who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also women who have been victims of violence.
"For example the Department of Defense just provided a 2 million dollar grant to study the effects of Transcendental Meditation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The fact is, as Forbes Magazine said, Stress is the black plague of the 21st century. It's an ugly thing. It cant be prevented, it can't be cured by conventional means, and now this particular meditation technique has been showing to be highly effective in eliminating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and so its being used in schools where kids have the same symptoms of PTSD as soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. It's interesting that something so ancient and traditional and not a religion and not a philosophy and not a change in lifestyle, anybody can do it. Something that simple can have such a profound impact on very modern ailments."