Stress is a problem that manifests itself at the office, at home, in our relationships with others and it can also affect our loved ones. Evidence shows that Transcendental Meditation improves your resilience to stress. This simple technique allows you to find deep relaxation and also primes you to better handle the challenging situations life presents.

According to Statistics Canada, 73% of all working adults aged 20 to 64 report at least some level of stress. There are many reasons for the stress we experience:

  • Intensified workload to increase productivity gains
  • The constant search for perfection
  • Obsession with competition
  • Difficulty balancing work, personal life and family life
  • Major changes in values and social standards

Research shows that 29% of millennials & 28% of women are more likely to leave a job due to stress.

Where do overworked employees live?

  • 64%Quebec

  • 61%Ontario

After practising the TM technique twice a day for three months, women found an improvement in their ability to cope with difficult life challenges. The long-term results indicated that women enjoyed improved health, better relationships with others and increased employment rates.

So the result of chronic stress is that your body eventually becomes depleted.

If you don’t take a break, your body will make you take a break.

Workplace stress isn’t any different than everyday stress, says Mark Henick, National Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Because we spend most of our time at work, however, it can have a significant impact on employees’ health1.

It’s worth pointing out that Canadian women continue to earn less for the work they’re paid to do: In 2015, women made 87 cents an hour for every dollar made by men.

“When you’re exposed to stress chronically and you come into work and you’re reminded of it every single day, your body never has a chance to restore itself from that physiologically and psychologically stressful environment,”
Henick says.

Women meditators shared that by learning TM they improved their ability to cope with difficult situations, found that their perceived stress decreased, ultimately resulting in increased employment rates.