Norman E. Rosenthal

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
July 2013

URL


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 thr

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 02, 2019 13:28
Average rating: 3.59 · 1,684 ratings · 229 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Transcendence: Healing and ...

3.58 avg rating — 692 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Gift of Adversity: The ...

3.48 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Super Mind: How to Boost Pe...

3.47 avg rating — 380 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Winter Blues: Everything Yo...

3.92 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1993 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Winter Blues Survival Guide...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Emotional Revolution: H...

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seasons of the Mind

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
St. John's Wort: The Herbal...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seasonal Affective Disorder...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1989
Rate this book
Clear rating
Health: Mind, Body, Soul

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Norman E. Rosenthal…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Norman’s Recent Updates

Norman E. Rosenthal wrote a new blog post

Poetry Rx: Welcome // Introduction


Welcome to my new web-based initiative about poetry and healing. Many people find poetry delightful, interesting and thought-provoking — and I hope th Read more of this blog post »
Norman Rosenthal wants to read
The Gift of Adversity by Norman E. Rosenthal
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Norman's books…
“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

“way stress impedes healing.49 Kiecolt-Glaser and colleagues have also examined how stress affects aging—at the cellular level. At the ends of each of our forty-six chromosomes, which house our DNA, are structures called telomeres. As we age, the telomeres become shorter and shorter. Once they become too short, mistakes start creeping into the way our DNA replicates, which is the leading edge of the aging process. Kiecolt-Glaser points out that there is “ample epidemiological data that stressed caregivers die sooner than people not in that role.” So she and her team compared various elements of the immune response as seen in the blood, as well as telomere lengths in circulating blood cells, in forty-one caregivers and forty-one matched controls.50 As you might suspect, not only was immune function off in the caregivers, but their telomeres were shorter. This shows that stress can age people at the very level of their cells, thereby potentially shaving years off their lives.”
Norman E. Rosenthal, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation




No comments have been added yet.