Super Mind: Creativity through Meditation

This event is for anyone who is considering learning Transcendental Meditation (TM), has already begun to practise it or is simply interested in learning how meditation can impact creativity. We are delighted to welcome Dr Norman Rosenthal, who is a world expert on the medical benefits of TM, and the author of several bestsellers including Transcendence and Super Mind.

Start date and time

Monday 30 July 2018 6:30 PM

to Monday 30 July 2018 9:30 PM

Event cost


Who would be interested in attending the event? 

Medical professionals / musicians / artists / writers / entrepreneurs / sports scientists / performers of all types / anyone interested in maximising their potential / all ages from early teens 

About Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.

Norman E. Rosenthal is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a highly cited researcher who has written over 200 scholarly articles and authored or co-authored eight popular books, including Transcendence and The Gift of Adversity.

He first came to prominence when he led the team that described seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and pioneered the use of light therapy for its treatment, thereby helping millions of people worldwide. His work has taken him on speaking engagements all over the world and he has appeared on national and international TV and radio.

Dr Norman E. Rosenthal is also a business and personal coach, and a public speaker. He speaks most often about the gifts in adversity, the health and creative benefits of Transcendental Meditation, and other mental health and wellness related issues. Audiences appreciate Rosenthal’s message, delivered with a warm and humorous touch, and have felt delighted while being educated and enlightened.

Norman will show you how TM can:
•Improve your physical health
•Reduce the impact of daily stress on your mind and body
•Help you become more creative, productive and effective
•Enhance your sense of happiness and well-being
•Help you become more successful, professionally and financially
•Improve your relationships and help you to live a harmonious life

He will also interview three special guests who have experienced remarkable creativity since learning TM:

John Purkiss - recruits chief executives, finance directors and other board members. Since learning TM in 2002 he has written several books including How to be Headhunted, Ken Purkiss – 50 Photos, Brand You and The Power of Letting Go.

Kasia Dowhan-Reid - a veterinary surgeon and partner of six veterinary practices in and around the Edinburgh region. Her role is that of team leadership with a focus on team growth, colleague and business development. Ultimately, she is driven to create change in the vet work environment so that those who serve our pets and their owners can do so in a space that allows them to manage the challenges of the industry whilst flourishing in their chosen careers. Kasia learnt TM in 2016.

Dr Tom Pringle (aka Dr Bunhead) - A globe-trotting, freelance science communicator for almost 30 years, he is internationally renowned as a pioneer of performance-science shows and immersive training programmes in science communication, public engagement, and CPD from school to postgraduate level. 

Dr David Eustace, Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University,  will welcome the guests and introduce the event on behalf of the Psychology Department. 

Praise for Super Mind

“Super Mind is a wonderfully practical exploration of the benefits of Transcendental Meditation that reveals how the technique is not a belief or faith but a simple tool that, in my experience, can improve your life in ways that you never thought possible.” - Hugh Jackman, actor (Wolverine, Les Misérables)

“In Super Mind, Norman E. Rosenthal has written a vibrant, practical, and persuasive guide to all the ways in which meditation can profoundly affect every aspect of our lives – from our emotional and spiritual well-being to our intellectual and creative abilities.” - Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post. 

Dr Rosenthal is also happy to sign books at the end of the event (a few will be available to purchase on the night)


The doors will open at 6.30 pm. We will start at 7.00 pm and finish at 9.00 pm. There will be an opportunity to meet Norman and his guests at a reception afterwards.