Chicago Tribune Highlights Gage Park High Schools "Quiet Time" Transcendental Meditation Program

Chicago Tribune Highlights Gage Park High Schools "Quiet Time" Transcendental Meditation Program

The Chicago Tribune recently reported on a CPS approved program "Quiet Time" aimed at reducing student stress. The program is run by the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit organization co-founded by the movie director, and is being studied for its effectiveness by the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

Quiet Time involves the introduction of two restful 20-minute periods into the school day in which students have the opportunity to experience a peaceful break in their lives, providing a counterbalance to the hyper-stimulating tension of urban culture. The key component of Quiet Time is an evidenced-based stress reduction and cognitive development technique known as Transcendental Meditation® (TM).

To read the full Chicago Tribune article and to learn about the impact it is having in Gage Park High School click here: Can in-school meditation help curb youth violence?

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