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Meditation teachers say practice relieves stress, anxiety

Paul Diakiwski
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While many people in the medical community finally seem to be coming around to the benefits of Transcendental Meditation, Paul Diakiwski is wondering what took so long. “It thrills us to see people improving their lives using TM,” said Diakiwski, a certified transcendental meditation teacher from Latham. “Doctors are beginning to recommend the technique, and my first reaction when I heard how the military is having great results using it with vets who suffer from ...

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November 23, 2016
1:02 a.m.

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As this article was being written, this therapist Oona Edmands was forcing me into 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous treatments which ironically, I was already doing and was why I decided to seek professional help. It's all documented on

TM is a cult too, I hear, but the 12-step cult is particularly bad, for reasons that Samaritan Counseling therapists do not even attempt to understand.

They are apparently not allowed to be critical of the 12-step recovery movement, or allow their clients to be. I was especially surprised to learn that even the clinical director Jenness Clairmont, privately told me most of the Samaritan counselors did not like the 12-step program, but according to my therapy records, the official policy is to continue repeatedly referring a client to 12-step treatment no matter what the consequences (even suicidality).

When I complained about the religious coercion, I was harshly terminated for 'not following all the recommendations', and have been in and out of psychiatric hospitals ever since, while the 'Center' refuses to acknowledge my complaint and even my existence.