Over the past month, Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s new book Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation has landed on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. And Dr. Rosenthal, a prominent Georgetown University Medical School psychiatrist and researcher, has addressed large crowds of doctors and other professionals about the profound and practical value of the TM program.
Here is a brief compilation of some video highlights of Dr. Rosenthal’s talks in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
During his talk in June at American University in Washington, DC, Dr. Rosenthal described his motivation for writing this new book:
“For anxiety, for problems with alcohol abuse, for anger management problems, I saw people responding. I referred them to the local TM Center and they would respond. I would see it in my patients, I would see it in myself, and I would see it in my research. I (started to) feel like I would have to write a book on the subject, and I looked in the research literature and sure enough there were hundreds of publications, many of them in first-rate journals. The subject just captivated me and the result is the book, Transcendence.”
In her incisive and engaging review of Transcendence that appeared recently in the popular online health site PsychCentral, Therese Bouchard writes:
“Being that my job is to feature and review books on psychology, spirituality, and especially the intersection between the two, I receive my share of books on meditation. And as a person who has been trying to meditate for two years, but who just can’t seem to get the hang of it, I always open the cover a tad sinister, looking for a magic bullet.
The book Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation was on my “decline” stack until I read the short bio on Norman Rosenthal, M.D. and became intrigued. He’s a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School. He conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health. And he was the one who first described and diagnosed seasonal affective disorder (SAD)….
So, with those credentials, I opened the book and began to read stories that inspired me and gave me hope that one day I might be a meditator too.”
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