Improving Mental Clarity
Due to tiredness and stress nurses may not be as clear, present or focused as they would like to be. In addition, mental performance can be inhibited by certain lifestyle factors, such as drug and alcohol use or poor diet—further contributing to depression and chronic anxiety.
The TM technique improves focus, intelligence, creativity, memory and learning ability, keeping us more alert, vibrant and astute on the job.
Brain Waves During TM
Other meditation techniques have not consistently been shown to produce alpha coherence throughout the brain. When the brain is more coherent and integrated in its functioning, all the different parts work together better as a whole–this is the basis of improved mental performance.
Neuroscientists have found that during TM practice, the brain’s executive judgment is strengthened.
Researchers on the TM technique have found that during the practice the mind settles to less active states of thought and even transcends–or goes beyond–thinking altogether. This experience of transcending creates clarity of mind and neurological balance on the foundation of inner silence (ref: Cognitive Processing, 2010).