About Robert Shuman

Robert Shuman is a poet, author, and psychotherapist from Marblehead, Massachusetts. As a therapist, he questions the assumptions that may limit a sense of what is possible and gives honest feedback and encouragement with a dose of humor and emotional support, helping individuals to listen to their own inner voices and live with greater courage, dignity, and grace. Robert Shuman especially enjoys working with people who seek to develop or understand their own creative process and frustrations, whether in daily life or artistic focus.
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He also draws from close observation of his life with multiple sclerosis diagnosed in 1982, insights gathered from over forty years as a psychotherapist, and ideas, folk and wisdom tales and experiences spanning five decades of ongoing study and practice with consciousness traditions, mindfulness, and meditation. Dr. Shuman shows how illness, disabilities, and the changes of aging can be used as a path toward personal transformation.

Robert Shuman is the author of two books about living with chronic illness. He has won multiple awards for his poetry and painting. He was a filmed attendee at Woodstock and Newport (“when Dylan went electric”).

Married for over forty years, he has been blessed with a loving family – a wonderful wife, two children, three grandchildren, and Bodhi the dog. He is reachable at drshuman@gmail.com

photo: Jared Charney