The Institute of OM Foundation (IOMF) is a non-profit research center focusing on peak state consciousness arising from the practice of OM as it pertains to improvements in the areas of trauma, depression, general health and the advancement of eudaimonia.

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Research has shown that OM produces

Feeling of “oneness”

Mystical experiences on par with psilocybin

Increased brain connectivity​

Improved connection in the brain similar to sitting meditation

Increased emotional range

Increased positive and decreased negative emotions

Practitioners of OM have long known the health benefits; scientists and researchers are taking note. IOMF seeks to support further scientific research focused on the practice of OM and its impact on the brain, body and spirit.

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Scientific Efforts and Clinical Findings

Many people have participated in scientific studies showing that OM has benefits to their mental and physical health.

Researcher Remarks on OM​


“Future studies will focus on the impact of OM on reducing signs of aging including mental agility, alertness and focus.”

— Andrew Newberg, MD


“Early studies show that in only 15 minutes, OM can provide improved connection and closeness.”

— Nicole Prause, PhD


“Brain activity in OM practitioners is more similar to meditation than sex.”

— Andrew Newberg, MD


“OM may allow practitioners to access similar brain and meditation states attained by advanced Tibetan Buddhists.”

— Greg Siegle, PhD


“Current research suggests OM may improve eudaimonic well-being.”

— Caroline Griggs, PharmD


“OM can reduce cravings for extended periods.”

— Reese Jones

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