The David Lynch Foundation UK (DLF UK) was founded in 2012 to improve the physical and mental well-being of individuals who have experienced traumatic stress. We offer expert guidance in Transcendental Meditation, a technique embraced by tens of thousands of individuals worldwide.

Our focus is dedicated to specific groups, including the emergency services, healthcare professionals, prisoners, ex-offenders, individuals in alcohol and drug recovery programmes, war veterans, and military personnel. We also work with both children and adults, to build healthy families and communities, and partner with executives and employees to assist with stress management, promote overall well-being, and attain high levels of performance.

The challenge

We are currently living in a stress epidemic, affecting thousands of individuals across the UK who suffer with chronic stress and stress-related disorders, making it challenging for them to lead a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.

In fact, a UK wide stress survey has revealed that 74% of adults have experienced stress levels so high in the past year that they felt overwhelmed and unable to cope (YouGov, 2018). Stress is undeniably at the core of many societal problems, fuelling issues such as violence, crime, ill health, and undermining the effectiveness of education, healthcare, rehabilitation, and vocational programmes.

How we are helping

We know that for lasting transformation to take place on the outside, then change must begin within. To achieve this, we teach the stress-reducing technique, Transcendental Meditation which not only helps individuals realise their full potential but also enhances creativity and energy, improves academic performance, and fosters better health and happiness.

What is Transcendental Meditation (TM)?

TM is a scientifically verified, technique that effortlessly allows the mind to settle down to a state of inner calm.

  • A simple, natural, and easily learnt mental technique
  • Does not require any religious beliefs, philosophy, or change in lifestyle
  • Practised for 20 minutes twice a day 
  • Unlike other meditation strategies, it does not involve concentration or control of the mind. 
  • More than ten million people of all ages, nationalities, and religions have learned the technique around the world. 
  • Successfully offered in medical schools, hospitals, military academies, substance abuse centres, prisons, and other settings worldwide. 

How do we know it’s so effective?

Over 340 published, independent, peer-reviewed scientific studies have demonstrated TM results in:

  • Reduction in stress and anxiety
  • Reduced depression
  • Improvement in sleep disorders
  • Reduced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Increased psychological and emotional resilience
  • Reduction in substance abuse
  • Reduced high blood pressure
  • Reduced symptoms of burn out

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