The Quiet Time programme®:
improving academic performance
and reducing stress and violence

Stress: the #1 enemy of learning

Traumatic stress is a reality for thousands of children and young adults in the UK who have grown up in a climate of fear, bullying, violence, or substance abuse—and intense stress impedes academic achievement and undermines physical and mental health.

  • 50,000 children take prescribed antidepressants
  • One in 20 school children are
    affected by ADHD
  • Over 850,000 young people aged between 5 and16 years are diagnosed with a mental disorder
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds

High stress levels also effect teachers and educators, resulting in extremely high burnout rates.

Stress reduction and cognitive development through Quiet Time

The Quiet Time programme with Transcendental Meditation is a practical, highly effective approach to reduce stress, and promote learning readiness among students — thereby markedly improving academic performance, student wellness and the school environment.

Quiet Time provides students with two 15-minute periods of Transcendental Meditation® each day to help balance their lives and improve their readiness to learn. This programme complements existing educational strategies by helping to improve the physiological underpinnings of learning and behaviour.

View the official Quiet Time brochure

Groundbreaking research on Schools with Quiet Time programme

Supported by an extensive body of independent research undertaken in the USA to verify the benefits of the Quiet Time programme, have shown:

  • 10% improvement in test scores—and a narrowing of the achievement gap
  • Highly effective for increasing creativity
  • Improved teacher retention and reduced teacher burnout
  • Greater happiness, focus and self-confidence
  • Reduced ADHD symptoms and symptoms of other learning disorders
  • 86% reduction in suspensions over two years
  • 40% reduction in psychological distress, including stress, anxiety and depression
  • 65% decrease in violent conflict over two years

View references for these findings

Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation, the core of the Quiet Time programme, is a simple, easily learned technique, practiced by students and teachers while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It does not involve any religion, philosophy, or change in lifestyle. Over 340 published scientific studies document its effectiveness for improving health and learning.

This approach has been adopted by hundreds of public, private and charter schools worldwide—with strong support from students, parents and educators.

Transforming education, changing the lives of school children and young adults

The success of the Quiet Time programme has generated a demand that far exceeds our available resources. There is now a long waiting list of schools and organisations throughout the UK and around the world that are ready to implement this programme, so your financial support will go to immediate and excellent use.
Please contribute today