The David Lynch Foundation

The David Lynch Foundation helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve their health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life. The Foundation provides programs for at-risk and other populations such as: -- Underserved inner-city students -- Women and girl victims of abuse and violence -- Veterans, actively serving military and first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families
Teach Meditation to 25 Low-Income Urban Students
 
Children face indescribable daily stress in this country of social unrest and violence, where safety cannot always be found in school or at home. Quiet Time uses the practical, evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to reduce stress and dramatically improve academic performance, student wellness, and the school environment. The program brings two 15-minute meditation periods into the school day for urban middle and high school students at underserved schools across the country.
Teach meditation to 25 at-risk girls
 
The David Lynch Foundation has partnered for several years with the New Village Charter High School - an all-girls school that welcomes teens from all backgrounds and experiences - to deliver twice-daily Quiet Time sessions to girls in need. These Transcendental Meditation-based Quiet Time sessions have been shown to to reduce stress, improve wellbeing and significantly increase test scores and graduation rates. DLF now seeks to expand the program, bringing TM to 25 more girls in need. project reportread updates from the field
Teach meditation to 40 formerly incarcerated youth
 
The David Lynch Foundation has partnered with New Horizons School - a transitional school for formerly incarcerated youth in New Haven, CT - to help break the cycle of recidivism for these young people through the Transcendental Meditation technique. Studies have shown that meditating inmates have significantly lower recidivism rates and have had greater success in curbing substance abuse and addiction when compared to the larger prison population. project reportread updates from the field
Teach meditation to 20 high-risk unemployed youth
 
Together, the David Lynch Foundation and The HOPE Program will provide youth facing significant employment barriers, such as criminal backgrounds, histories of substance abuse and lack of education, with instruction and support in the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique - a highly effective tool for self-regulation and self-development. The impact will be greater focus, stronger motivation and long-lasting career success. project reportread updates from the field
Teach meditation to 25 domestic abuse survivors
 
The David Lynch Foundation has partnered with the Brooklyn Family Justice Center (BFJC) to help young survivors of domestic abuse overcome the trauma of violence through the Transcendental Meditation technique. Research has shown the TM technique to be remarkably effective in treating the psychological and physical symptoms associated with traumatic stress, including reduced symptoms of PTSD, insomnia, flashbacks and substance abuse. project reportread updates from the field
Teach Meditation to 40 Indigenous Students
 
The David Lynch Foundation has partnered with a leading charter school in Los Angeles that offers 500 indigenous students a rigorous course of study and knowledge of their native cultural values. Through providing TM to these students, the Foundation aims to enhance academic achievement, improve graduation rates, and develop greater emotional intelligence and coping ability - paving the way for these students to develop into the future leaders of America. project reportread updates from the field
Teach meditation to 18 former child prostitutes
 
Children of the Night has rescued more than 10,000 American children from prostitution. The David Lynch Foundation has partnered with Children of the Night to bring Transcendental Meditation to survivors of sex-trafficking. Through learning TM, the children begin to feel their inner strength and shed bad memories. They are able to reassert control over their lives and regain the capacity to dream of a positive future. TM, in short, returns their lives to them. project reportread updates from the field
Teach meditation to at-risk youth around the globe
 
At-risk youth suffer from epidemic levels of chronic stress - fueling violence, crime and soaring health costs and compromising the effectiveness of education, health, rehabilitation, and vocational programs. Transcendental Meditation can help these children alleviate stress and find strength, confidence, and intelligence within. In peer-reviewed research, children who meditate using TM show reduced levels of depression and violence, as well as higher graduation rates and academic test scores project reportread updates from the field
Teach Meditation to 50 at-risk San Francisco youth
 
Since 2007, the David Lynch Foundation has partnered with San Francisco's Visitacion Valley Middle School (VVMS). Only 10 years ago, VVMS was known as "the fight school" with gang violence from the community spilling into the school. In Spring 2007, the 1st semester students began meditating in school, suspensions decreased by 45%. By 2011, suspensions decreased 86%. Your support will help us maintain programming and teach new students this valuable tool for self-regulation and personal growth.
Teach meditation to 30 children with ASDs (Autism)
 
The David Lynch Foundation has partnered with Dr. David Black and the Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment to improve learning and quality of life in 30 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) through the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM). TM has shown well-documented results in treating many of the behaviors associated with ASDs- results that have been published in hundreds of scientific studies at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide.
 
   

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