Norman E. Rosenthal

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Norman E. Rosenthal is a psychiatrist and scientist who in the 1980s first described seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or winter depression, and pioneered the use of light therapy for its treatment. He was a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) studying the disorders of mood, sleep and biological rhythms. He has published 200 scholarly publications and five books.

Poetry Rx: Welcome // Introduction

Poetry that heals

Welcome to my new web-based initiative about poetry and healing. Many people find poetry delightful, interesting and thought-provoking — and I hope the poems I include will evoke all of those responses – but in this venture I plan to go further. In my personal and professional experience, poetry also has the to comfort, soothe, inspire and, yes, even heal. In addition, poetry can act as a lens...

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“By my latest count, there have been 340 peer-reviewed articles published on TM,1 many of which have appeared in highly respected journals. For those unfamiliar with scientific publishing, “peer-reviewed” means that each article is subjected to scrutiny by independent reviewers who are authorities in their field. Even if the reviewers deem the article worthy, they typically suggest changes; only after these recommendations have been addressed does the paper get published. As a researcher who has been both reviewer and reviewee, I can vouch for the large amount of work that goes into this process.”
Norman E. Rosenthal, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation

“Men seek retreats for themselves in country places, on beaches and mountains, and you yourself are wont to long for such retreats, but that is altogether unenlightened when it is possible at any hour you please to find a retreat within yourself. For nowhere can a man withdraw to a more untroubled quietude than in his own soul.12”
Norman E. Rosenthal, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation




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