Want to relieve stress? Practice transcendental meditation. Many studies have shown that meditation helps combat anything from anxiety to physical pain. Others claim that it boosts our welfare and health. Now, a new study suggests that “transcendental meditation” can reduce stress and also improve emotional intelligence.
There’re many types of meditation and even mindfulness techniques have shown to reduce chronic pain.
Now a new study by the Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education (CWAE) in San Francisco, CA, has explained that one type of meditation, known as “transcendental meditation,” shows a positive effect when relieving stress and improving emotional intelligence.
The aim of the CWAE, a nonprofit organization, is to bring educational performance, reduce stress, substance abuse, and reduce violence and also improve the psychological well-being of faculty, administrators, and students.
“Workers, especially in our school districts, are under a growing amount of stress and asked every day to find solutions to increasingly complex problems,” explains Laurent Valosek executive director of the CWAE and lead author of the study.
“This study demonstrates the benefits of meditation in the workplace,” notes Laurent Valosek.
In the latest study, investigators at CWAE recruited 96 participants who were central office staff at the San Francisco Unified School District. Their findings now appear in The Permanente Journal.
The team asked them to practice transcendental meditation for a period of 4 months. At the end of the study, investigators found a reduction in perceived stress and improvement in emotional intelligence among participants who practiced transcendental meditation. So want to relieve stress? Practice transcendental meditation.