123. Prescription for poetry.

With: Dr. Norman Rosenthal

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Dr. Norman Rosenthal is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School and was the psychiatrist who first described seasonal affective disorder and pioneered the use of light in its treatment during his twenty years at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has researched other innovative psychiatric treatments and is the author of several books including the New York Times bestseller Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation and the national bestseller Super Mind. His new book is called Poetry Rx: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy To Your Life. He currently maintains a private clinical and coaching practice in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. His work has earned him national and international attention in the world of psychiatry and psychology, as well as in the media.

Topics covered in this episode:

• Dr. Norman Rosenthal reads a poem titled, Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickenson
• Poetry as a part of patient and self-care.
• How to get into the joyful moments.
• Dr. Norman Rosenthal reads The Guest House by Jalaluddin Rumi
• Dr. Norman Rosenthal reads The Waking by Theodore Roethke
• Responses to the natural world.
• What poetry teaches us about how we can better accept the highs and lows of human emotions.
• Helping children to better feel their feelings and to express their feelings.
• Dr. Norman Rosenthal reads Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye
• Dr. Norman Rosenthal reads If– by Rudyard Kipling

Referenced in the episode:

• The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
• Lindsey reads Sarah Blondin’s poem Honoring Life
• The Road Not Taken Poem by Robert Frost
• Gerard Manley Hopkins – an English poet
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You can learn more about Dr. Norman Rosenthal and his work at https://www.normanrosenthal.com

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