Reduction of Teacher Burnout

This randomized controlled study found that residential school staff displayed a significant reduction in teacher burnout over a four-month period after learning the Transcendental Meditation technique, in contrast to wait-list control teachers. The Transcendental Meditation group also showed a significant decrease in perceived stress and depression.

Reference: The Permanente Journal 18: 19-23, 2014

Comment by the lead author of the study:

“The results of this randomized, controlled trial are very striking and demonstrate the utility of introducing a stress reduction program for teachers and other public and private employees.”

Comment by the head of a Maharishi School in England:

“The atmosphere of a Consciousness-Based school is unique in everyone’s experience. Teachers say that it doesn’t matter how you feel when you get up in the morning, you feel better when you get into the school. One of the government inspectors, when evaluating the school, said ‘this is the most harmonious group of teachers we’ve ever come across.’