WAFF, Alabama: At Chelsea School in Silver Spring [Maryland], 10 students with ADHD are trying transcendental meditation. The school is part of a 3-month study to see if meditation can help the children overcome the stresses of their disorder.
Project director Sarina Grosswald, Ph.D. said, “TM is a mental technique that allows the mind to settle down – when the mind settles down the body settles down.”
Settling down is one of the problems of kids who suffer from ADHD, they often have difficulty focussing and paying attention.
“It’s frustrating when these children become behavioral problems but it’s not something they do intentionally, it’s something they really can’t control.”
At Chelsea, students in the pilot program gather twice a day to meditate, and they say it’s helping.
Taylor David, student said, “It’s helping me do my homework and helping me with my relationship with my friends.”
“It’s helped me in not getting as frustrated with my work, not being disrespectful with my teachers and basically just being a normal teenager,” said Scott Schwartzman.
The academic head of Chelsea Academy says the meditation program benefits the entire school.
Principal Dr. Linda Handy said, “I see this as having tremendous impact for all our students. I’m excited about being able to take it to all of them.” Original article no longer available…