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Stress reduction and cognitive development through Quiet Time ®
The Quiet Time programme® provides students with two 15-minute periods each day to help balance their lives and improve their readiness to learn. This programme complements existing educational strategies by helping to improve the physiological underpinnings of learning and behaviour.
Over one million students worldwide have taken part in Quiet Time programmes with Transcendental Meditation®.
Groundbreaking research on Schools with Quiet Time programme
Supported by an extensive body of independent research undertaken in the USA to verify benefits of the Quiet Time programme, have shown:
- 10% improvement in test scores—and a narrowing of the achievement gap
- Highly effective for increasing creativity
- Improved teacher retention and reduced teacher burnout
- Greater happiness, focus and self-confidence
- Reduced ADHD symptoms and symptoms of other learning disorders
- 86% reduction in suspensions over two years
- 40% reduction in psychological distress, including stress, anxiety and depression
- 65% decrease in violent conflict over two years
Transcendental Meditation, the core of the Quiet Time programme, is a simple, easily learned technique, practised by students and teachers while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It does not involve any religion, philosophy, or change in lifestyle. Over 340 published scientific studies document its effectiveness for improving health and learning.
This approach has been adopted by hundreds of public, private and charter schools worldwide—with strong support from students, parents and educators.
Transcendental Meditation is taught in the Quiet Time programme by highly trained teachers with many years of experience.
Initial courses in the UK have replicated the results in the USA, with improved behavioural outcomes amongst students, and relief from stress amongst school staff. Transcendental Meditation is taught as a standardised course throughout the world, which guarantees similarly effective results amongst participating schools.
Quiet Time with Transcendental Meditation is taught through the David Lynch Foundation, established in the USA in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) organisation. In 2012 the Foundation was established as a registered UK charity. The David Lynch Foundation UK works with government agencies, local and national charities, to deliver individual and group programmes to overcome stress-related disorders.
For more information on the Quiet Time Programme, contact the David Lynch Foundation UK: