By COLlive reporter
Sam, a 14-year-old student, has felt that his great relationship with his father has not been the way it used to be and was deeply bothered by it.
He turned to Yaakov Rosenthal, a certified graphologist whose been serving as a high school counselor for the past 10 years. Rosenthal asked the teenager whether his father had been treating him differently and the answer was no.
“Sam was hoping I would speak to his father about this sudden shift, but I told him that his father wasn’t the one who needed to be clued in,” Rosenthal says.
“Sam needed strengthening from the inside,” he explains. “By using his handwriting to uncover intimate details about his thoughts, feelings, and struggles, I was able to give Sam a deeper look into his true self and the changes he was experiencing.”
In his new book “Unlock: The Secret World of Teenagers,” Rosenthal argues that handwriting can help identify principles that relate to teenagers’ growth into adulthood and clarify the confusions, fears, and angers that so many teens share.
“The purpose of this book is not to teach the entire body of graphology, handwriting analysis, but simply to provide some of the tools that handwriting experts use to foster positive growth within teens,” he says.
He says graphology can help “see the truth behind what you think you already know about your teens, while creating space for them to develop self-respect, introspection, communication, and trust.”
Since 1992, Rosenthal has been visiting schools as a life coach and consultant and is currently the resident mentor at four high schools in Brooklyn, New York, where he resides with his wife and family.
He says there are 6 indicators in teens’ handwriting “which help reveal their essence, their strengths, their challenges and their outlook on life. Throughout the book, I explain these and give insights on how to counsel them.”
“The book is clear and simple, focusing on gestalt areas of handwriting – margins, baseline, PPIs, zones, size, pressure, connections – to gain important clues to the teenager’s personality and behavior, opening the door to understanding and communication,” writes Linda Green of American Handwriting Analysis Foundation Education.
“Using the bell curve, Rosenthal gives a whole new meaning to “accepting the things we cannot change.” Understanding this concept alone could allow a troubled teen to see his mistakes and accompanying discomfort in the world as simple, normal annoyances,” Green wrote.
The 122 page paperback was published by Motivational Press, Inc. and is available for purchase on Amazon.com