Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Music Star Anand Bhatt to Support the Healing Powers of Meditation for Veterans Mentally
Injured from War

Anand Bhatt will join filmmaker David Lynch and actor Russell Brand for Operation Warrior Wellness, an outreach program that will help over 10,000 veterans overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through Transcendental Meditation.

Anand Bhatt in Meditation (courtesy of ROCK STAR RECIPES)

Bhatt will travel to Fairfield, IA this week to film a profile for the Davis Lynch Foundation’s
online TV broadcast. He will discuss on camera the positive impact meditation has had on his
life and how it played an important role in his music career.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious, yet overwhelmingly common outcome
of war; in fact, 11-20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war suffer from the conditioned
disease, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The condition develops when an
individual suffers a severe trauma or catastrophe and it causes depression, anxiety, and mood
swings in the victim. Due to the horrific nature of war, veterans are the largest group suffering
from PTSD.

“It saddens me to hear about the many fearless soldiers that return from war with PTSD,” Bhatt
says. “Meditation is a powerful tool and I strongly believe in its healing properties. I am honored
to be able to do what I can to help these heroes recover from this horrible condition.”

Although the impact of this condition is overwhelming, research by Operation Warrior
Wellness and the David Lynch foundation found that veterans who practiced meditation showed
significant reductions in depression, anxiety, and family problems after only four months verses
veterans receiving psychotherapy alone.

In addition to his support of the David Lynch Foundation and Operation Warrior Wellness,
Anand will continue to support the Simply Smiles Charity to help abolish poverty in Latin
America (http://www.simplysmiles.org/anand-bhatt).

Celebrity music star Anand Bhatt (http://sonicwaveintl.certaire.com/anand/) is famous for his
music and his acting, and is recognized as both a solo artist and front-man of hardcore band
Anand Clique, as well as a major TV and movie personality. He has recently been busy with
the opportunities from a successful year which include endorsements, an animated music
video premiere, hitting international radio charts, around the globe travel, getting inducted as
a voting member for the Latin Grammy Awards, supporting the Simply Smiles Charity, and
doing song collaborations with stars worldwide including Spanish pop idol Veronica Romeo and
Vietnamese rap star Ha Okio. Visit his Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/anandbhattrock.
At-risk populations suffer from epidemic levels of chronic stress and stress-related disorders—
fueling violence, crime, soaring health costs, and compromising the effectiveness of education,
health, rehabilitation, and vocational programs now in place.

The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by award-winning
director, writer, and producer to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing
modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved
inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; American Indians suffering from
diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high suicide rates; homeless men participating in reentry
programs striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults. David Lynch's
filmmaking credits include Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet,
Lost Highway, Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, and INLANDEMPIRE.

The Foundation also funds university and medical school research to assess the effects of the
program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression,
substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.