Thursday, August 02, 2007

Link to University of Alberta Meditation Study

There's been some controversy on TM-Free Blog and elsewhere regarding the University at Alberta study on meditation research. Read it for yourself here. It cites TM research in particular for lacking sufficient controls and other problems. While it concludes meditation probably won't hurt you, there's no evidence it will help much either. (Some of us differ with the assessment that meditation is harmless. Our experience is that when practiced to excess, such as on rounding courses, there are a wide-range of dangerous or uncomfortable side-effects that a proportion of practitioners experience.)

John M. Knapp, LMSW

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