David Shapiro,Founder & President of PTSD Relief Now

African PTSD Relief_nAfrican PTSD Relief (APR) is a project of PTSD Relief Now (PRN) that aims to reduce the pandemic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder throughout Africa. APR uses the scientifically proven and cost-effective method of the Transcendental Meditation program (TM) to significantly reduce PTSD.

TM is shown to be effective in a wide range of settings in Africa and  around the world. Successful demonstration projects using this technology to address the complexities of this human trauma show promising reductions in PTSD in as little as 30 days.

APR develops, provides managerial support for, and seeks funding for PTSD relief projects in Africa. Our mission is to reduce PTSD for the millions of Africans who are dealing with the symptoms of PTSD or who are at risk of getting this disorder.

David Shapiro Founder & President of PTSD Relief Now & Dr. Pat Barrett Clinical Psychologist

Topic: Initial Research of TM for PTSD & How it Led to the Founding of PTSD Relief Organization & How Transcendental Meditation is helping to solve PTSD problems.

Dr. Fred Travis

Dr Fred Travis Professor and Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science and Dr Joe Boxerman, teacher of Transcendental Meditation for over 40 years and media coordinator.

Topic: Advances in brain functioning research and how PTSD is the natural reaction of the brain to a terrifying experience and how the practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces stress, and improves life, not only for PTSD but for the population as a whole.

Dr. Jamie Grant

Dr. Jamie Grant National Director of Programs for the David Lynch Foundation & Ron Khare Vietnam Veteran & Trancendental Meditation Instructor.

Topic: The David Lynch Foundation’s Work to Reduce PTSD and Experiencing PTSD & how Trancendental Meditation helped him recover.

Dr. Richard Peycke

Dr. Richard Peycke Chairman & Founding Trustee of the Maharishi Institute in Johanessburg, S. Africa.

Topic: A Scientific Study on Reducing PTSD in South Africa.