I have studied many forms of chant & still benefit from techniques such as the 'mindfullness' of breathing. I have been fortunate enough to spend some time with buddhist monks on my travels, primarily in Sri Lanka.. I am always amazed at how calm & clear people who chant regularly appear. Buddha regularly appears to people in a dream which often leads to an interest in chanting. Seeing Buddha in your dream, symbolises : wisdom, insight, compassion, and inner spirituality. Why not give it a try? When your mind is whirring, at your desk, on the tube, wherever the myriad distractions of daily life become a distraction, try repeating NAMYOHORENGEKYO or OMMANIPADMEHUM or both! In your mind, you might be amazed at the results.