Psychiatrist Shares Belief in Power of Love and Faith in Patient Care; Book by Mala Iyer M.D.

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Poems, stories and case narratives that reflect the author’s belief in the power of faith and love in bringing healing to patients, showcased in this new release from Dog Ear Publishing.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Songs of a Seeker” by Mala Iyer.

(Mala) Iyer’s deep-rooted spirituality shines through her soulful poetry and stories, filled with imagery of love and praise of God.

Putting her own spin on her profession, a child and adolescent psychiatrist examines the connection between faith and healing through the eyes of a physician. Mala Iyer’s new book expands what began as a series of notes she posted on Faithlink, an Internet community of interfaith exchange of which she was administrator. The book is a collection of thoughts, feelings and encounters with patients that left the author “with a reverence and a respect for the power of faith and the beauty and resilience of the human spirit,” she writes.

“Songs of a Seeker” features three sections: a series of songs or tales that reflect feelings and intuitive understandings that emerge from meditation, thoughts that the author had after specific events, and the final section that gathers everything together, describing young patients and how faith and love can provide powerful healing when added to traditional treatment. Dr. Iyer’s deep-rooted spirituality shines through her soulful poetry and stories, filled with imagery that reflects God’s love.
Dr. Iyer’s interaction with a group of deinstitutionalized psychiatric patients, for instance, brings the realization that it truly is more blessed to give than to receive. A young man who has a wife, baby and job who had been a troubled, angry adolescent “demonstrates the power of love and believing in someone,” Iyer writes. Her passion for helping children regain their capacity for joy, love and compassion also shows in her story about Erik, a skateboarder with a tendency to be callous and judgmental. She challenges him to treat a new boy at school who is a social outcast with kindness – an act of true courage. He does just that and returns to tell about his success. These stores and others showcase what can happen when medical treatment includes love and faith.

Author Mala Iyer, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist, works with children and families in private practice after spending more than 20 years in hospitals and clinics. She has two grown sons of her own.
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Songs of a Seeker
Mala Iyer
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-0786-1            236 pages                 $12.99 US

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