Wege Grant To Provide TM To Vets
The Wege Foundation has awarded a $61,000 grant to teach Transcendental Meditation to veterans in West Michigan.The goal of the grant is to help veterans overcome the ravages of elevated stress and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) that have resulted from their service to our country. This is the second grant from the Wege Foundation to provide TM for veteran’s.
Recognizing that additional avenues of community support are welcome and needed by our veterans the Wege Foundation is supporting instruction in TM which has been shown to provide effective self-help for...
...those facing the daily challenges of PTSD. Studies have shown the regular practice of TM provides significant and comprehensive support including:
The Wege Foundation founded in 1967 by Peter Wege of Steelcase focuses on funding local good works that enhance the lives of the people of the Grand Rapids area and preserve the health of the environment.
A previous Wege Foundation grant provided scholarships for veterans to learn ™ demonstrated the powerful efficacy of TM .
87 veterans were taught under that grant. After one month of TM practice, average PTSD scores decreased 51% and 75% of the participants scores decreased by more than 10 points, which is considered clinically significant. Of the 46 veterans with pre-intervention scores above the threshold for provisional PTSD diagnosis, 87% had a clinically significant drop in PTSD symptoms and 80% dropped below the clinical threshold for PTSD.
Veterans and veteran service organizations in Western Michigan that would like to take advantage of these scholarships should contact Mike Hummel
For more information please go to www.tm.org/tm-for-vets