Consciousness Therapy is our core “healing from within” component. Each one of us has our own source of healing within — a field of pure consciousness that nourishes us and our worldly life. With the help of natural scientifically validated meditation techniques, we can access and enliven this field of consciousness for our own recovery and healing.
Consciousness Therapy is the foundation for successful rehabilitation and recovery, where young lives are restored and brought back to balance and harmony — into a more natural way of being and living. Individuals in our programs experience the field of pure consciousness within themselves as a source of strength, freedom, peace, and fulfillment in life.
Once consciousness, the most fundamental aspect of life, is enlivened on a daily basis, consciousness breathes life into all of the other therapies, making the healing process for each individual, and the entire recovery program as a whole much more efficient and effective.
This field of consciousness found within each and every individual has many names and is known throughout different traditions, religions and belief systems worldwide. Poets, prophets, scientists, visionaries and artists alike have described this underlying field and the experience of consciousness in many different ways.
“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”
“There is a light that shines beyond the world, beyond everything, beyond all, beyond the highest heaven. This is the light that shines within your heart.”
“Everything is stilled, and the soul is left in a state of great quiet and deep satisfaction.”
The direct experience of pure consciousness is a gentle, day by day restorative process. This process is unique to every individual, and requires the right kind of instruction that supports one’s healing journey from the inside out. The fundamental technique that is the cornerstone of our Consciousness Therapy program, that gives each resident the key to their own inner life and healing ability is Transcendental Meditation®.
What is T.M.?
Through twice daily Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) practice one accesses and enlivens their field of pure consciousness – one’s own source of healing, strength, peace, silence and freedom within.
Founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, TM is the world’s leading meditation technique for its simplicity and profound effectiveness, scientifically validated by over 700 research studies. It’s not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. In fact, more than six million people worldwide — of all different ages and cultural and religious backgrounds — have learned the TM technique.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $26 million for research on the health effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique, and more than 380 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at 200 leading research institutions, such as Harvard and Stanford Medical Schools.
Practitioners have reported that TM powerfully reduces stress and trauma, while improving health and wellness, inner peace and strength, as well as creativity and intelligence — transforming one’s life from the inside out.
TM is a simple meditation technique practiced for twenty minutes twice daily (while seated with the eyes closed), that effortlessly allows the mind to settle deeply inward, beyond the mental chatter, to experience pure awareness — the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness. Your innermost Self. In this state of restful alertness, your brain functions with significantly greater coherence and your body gains deep rest.
TM provides powerful inner transformation and regeneration making it a strong foundation for successful rehabilitation and recovery, bringing young lives back to balance, harmony and health.