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African PTSD Relief with Transcendental Meditation

 
$50
$4,950
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Summary

Two recent peer reviewed studies, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress demonstrate that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique can help relieve PTSD symptoms in African refugees. David Lynch Foundation's African PTSD Relief with TM can help survivors of war, violence, sexual abuse, and natural disasters overcome the effects of traumatic stress and re-establish a positive state of physical, emotional and social well-being by making TM available to sufferers of PTSD in Africa.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In the past 20 years, 18 African nations have been ravaged by war. It is estimated that up to 100 million Africans have been victims of war, violence, sexual abuse or natural disasters or witnessed horrific acts of terror and now suffer from tpost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD's influence ripples out, affecting the lives of friends and families, co-workers, communities-and the nation as a whole, keeping affected communities under the shadow of trauma, even after threat has passed.

How will this project solve this problem?

Reducing the horror caused by violence and war. Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple and natural technique that can be universally learned by anyone regardless of age, educational background or walk of life. TM produces a unique and profound state of rest and relaxation by eliminating stress and restoring healthy, coherent cognitive functioning.

Potential Long Term Impact

Survivors of war, violence, sexual abuse and natural disasters are able to overcome traumatic stress and re-establish a positive state of physical, emotional and social well-being by practicing TM. African PTSD Relief can help survivors of war, violence, sexual abuse, and natural disasters overcome the effects of traumatic stress and re-establish a positive state of physical, emotional and social well-being by making TM available to sufferers of PTSD in Africa.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $50
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,950
Total Funding Goal: $5,000

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Katie Tagarello

New York, New York United States

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