Poetry as Healing Tool with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Psychiatrist

Norman Rosenthal M.D. presents us with poetry to heal, inspire and enjoy. In conversation with Bob Roth, CEO of The David Lynch Foundation. Click HERE to Purchase Book Books & […]

Poetry as Healing Tool with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Psychiatrist

Authors:Bob Roth, Norman Rosenthal

Norman Rosenthal M.D. presents us with poetry to heal, inspire and enjoy. In conversation with Bob Roth, CEO of The David Lynch Foundation.

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair in collaboration with The David Lynch Foundation present “A Virtual Evening with Norman E. Rosenthal M.D.” discussing Poetry Rx: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy To Your Life (G & D Media, $30). In this book, you will find insights into love, sorrow, ecstasy and everything in between: Love in the moment or for a lifetime; love that is fulfilling or addictive; when to break up and how to survive when someone breaks up with you.

This event is free and open to the public. Ticket/book bundles are optional and available for $30 (+ tax & fee) and include a copy of Poetry RX: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life shipped straight to your door. Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email from us approximately 24 hours before the event starts with a link for you to stream. See below for detailed information on tickets.

Never before have we had a tour by such a tour guide through great poetry which can, heal, inspire and bring joy to our lives.

“I used to believe that poetry did not “speak” to me, but I now see how wrong I was. I lived for 44 years with a husband, a lyricist, whose beautifully crafted, heartfelt lyrics touched my every fiber and continue to uplift and inspire me a decade after his death. The special beauty of Dr. Rosenthal’s book for me is his discussion of what each poem is saying, what the poet was likely feeling and often how the poems helped him personally, as when he left his birth family in South Africa for a rewarding career in the United States.” – Jane Brody, Author & New York Times Columnist

Poetry Rx presents 50 great poems as seen through the eyes of a renowned psychiatrist and New York Times bestseller.

Separate sections deal with responses to the natural world, and the varieties of human experience (such as hope, reconciliation, leaving home, faith, self-actualization, trauma, anger, and the thrill of discovery). Other sections involve finding your way in the world and the search for meaning, as well as the final stages of life.

In describing this multitude of human experiences, using vignettes from his work and life, Rosenthal serves as a comforting guide to these poetic works of genius. Through his writing, the workings of the mind, as depicted by these gifted writers speak to us as intimately as our closest friends.

Rosenthal also delves into the science of mind and brain. Who would have thought, for example, that listening to poetry can cause people to have goosebumps by activating the reward centers of the brain? Yet research shows that to be true.

And who were these fascinating poets? In a short biosketch that accompanies each poem, Rosenthal draws connections between the poets and their poems that help us understand the enigmatic minds that gave birth to these masterworks. Altogether, a fulfilling and intriguing must-read for anyone interested in poetry, the mind, self-help and genius.



Bob Roth

Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation leaders in America. Over the past 45 years, Bob has taught Transcendental Meditation® to many thousands of people, and is the author of the 2018 New York Times bestseller, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.

As CEO of the David Lynch Foundation Bob has helped bring meditation to more than a million students in underserved schools in 35 countries, to military veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Bob also directs the Center for Health & Wellness, which is bringing meditation to companies, government organizations, and nonprofit organizations. Bob is the host of the SiriusXM radio show, “Success Without Stress” and has spoken about meditation to industry leaders at such gatherings as Google Zeitgeist, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Brain Conference, Wisdom2.0, and Summit.

Norman Rosenthal

Norman E. Rosenthal is a South African author, psychiatrist and scientist who in the 1980s first described winter depression or seasonal affective disorder, and pioneered the use of light therapy for its treatment.

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