Archives: Benefits

Reduce Stress Naturally

Stress is the body’s response to physical, mental, or emotional pressure. Stress may lead to feelings of  anxiety, anger, frustration, or depression. Stress creates chemical changes in the body that can raise blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels. Health can deteriorate due to chronic worry and stress.  

Secondary Traumatic Stress

Nurses with symptoms of STS suffer emotionally as a result of shared traumas with their patients. Thirty-five to sixty percent of all nurses suffer from secondary traumatic stress.  Secondary traumatic stress is an occupational hazard for persons who provide direct patient care. STS is defined as the natural consequent behaviors and emotions resulting from helping, […]

Reduced Fatigue

“Nurse fatigue” is a condition of persistent tiredness or exhaustion, making it difficult to perform tasks. Nurses are routinely scheduled to work 12-hour shifts. Fatigue arising from excessive work demands is a known safety challenge in hospital nurses. The human physiology is also vulnerable to fatigue from other causes such as anemia, thyroid imbalance, inadequate […]

Increased Resilience

Resilience is the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.  (American Psychological Society) Nurses often try to push through a grueling shift. Without resilience, one can be easily overwhelmed, leading to poor job performance and personal […]

Alleviating Depression

In modern times, depression has reached epidemic proportions, especially among women, but Nurses suffer depression at twice the rate of the general population. Many experts concur that stress is the main cause of the psycho-physiological imbalances that engender depression.

Relieving Anxiety

Faced with daily challenges that can mean life or death, nurses can experience severe unrelenting anxiety. The Transcendental Meditation technique can avert the growth of anxiety by building resilience mentally and physiologically. In those already suffering from anxiety, the TM practice calms the nervous system and develops profound inner peace that is the opposite of […]

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 […]

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