(Downstairs in the Yoga/Speaker Room of Nutrition World on Vance Road)

Aug 17, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  -  Mark your calendars NOW!

"Transcendental Meditation"
Ellen Craig, Certified TM Teacher

CHEO's August 17th meeting will provide information on Transcendental Meditation, a simple, natural, effortless technique. The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions. It's recommended that TM should be practiced 20 minutes twice each day.

Over 350 published research studies have found that the TM technique effortlessly produces a state of restful alertness that markedly reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue, and promotes balanced functioning of mind and body.

Ellen Craig, Certified TM Teacher, will guide us through the basics, with information in the two-hour presentation to include:

  • What the TM technique is and what its benefits are
  • How it works
  • The research behind the technique
  • How one learns
  • How the TM technique differs from other forms of meditation
  • Plenty of time for questions and answers.
  • Several videos of ways in which TM is being used to help returning veterans with PTSD, children with ADHD or autism, battered women, the homeless, Native American Indians with diabetes and inner city students. 

Aug 17, 2:00 pm -- Free event for the public -- Aug 17, 2:00 pm


Are you interested in becoming more involved in promoting the mission of CHEO?

Contact a Board Member for details.

CHEO meetings are free and open to the public.

CHEO offers presentations the 3rd Sunday of the month
in the Nutrition World's Speaker Room 

For more information, please contact Tami Freedman or call 706-459-0055.


CHEO August Spotlight 2014

Ellen Craig
Certified TM Teacher
(423) 637-0656

What brought you to alternative health and the field/product you’re involved with?

My first year out of college, I was teaching in an inner city high school in Chattanooga. I was very stressed and a friend told me about Transcendental Meditation. I learned the technique and instantly felt more awake and alive. I have been doing it twice a day ever since.

So tell me about how you got started in your work.

After three years of meditating regularly, I decided that I would like to teach it. I attended a teacher training course in Switzerland in 1980 and became a certified TM teacher. When I came back, the first person I taught to meditate was my 94 year old grandmother!

What is the most remarkable thing you’ve seen in your business? 

It is amazing to me that such an effortless technique can create such transformations in people’s lives. For example, a person with PTSD can overcome very traumatic experiences and live a normal life once again; and autistic children can learn to socialize and communicate.


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