Dr. Daniel J. Siegel TED talk – Dr. Dan Siegel speaks at TED
Dr. Daniel J. Siegel speaks at Ted about Mindsight, the neuroscience research which supports it. And about the time when he almost became a fisherman on West Vancouver Island…

As reported on Wikipedia, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel completed his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his post-graduate medical education at UCLA. His training is in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Siegel was the recipient of the UCLA psychiatry department’s teaching award and several honorary fellowships for his work as director of UCLA’s training program in child psychiatry and the Infant and Preschool Service at UCLA.

Siegel is the author of several books on parenting and child development including The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being published by WW Norton in 2007, W W Norton page, The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience published by the Guilford Press in 1999 and Parenting from the Inside Out, which he co-wrote with Mary Hartzell in 2003 and was published by Tarcher.

Siegel is known for his work in Interpersonal Neurobiology, which is an interdisciplinary view of life experience that draws on over a dozen branches of science to create a framework for understanding of our subjective and interpersonal lives. Source – The Developing Mind (Siegel 1999).

Siegel’s most recent work integrates the theories of Interpersonal Neurobiology with the theories of Mindfulness Practice and proposes that mindfulness practice is a highly developed process of both inter and intra personal attunement. Source – The Mindful Brain (Siegel 2007)

On October 2nd, 2009, Siegel was a guest presenter at the Greater Good Science Center Science of a Meaningful Life seminar “Forgiveness and Mindsight”, along with psychologist Frederic Luskin. Together they offered tactics on promoting one’s social and emotional well-being.

Dr. Dan Siegel works
– The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (WW Norton & Company: New York, 2009). Co-edited with Diana Fosha and Marion F. Solomon.
– Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain (WW Norton & Company: New York, 2003). Co-edited with Marion Solomon.
– The Mindful-Brain-in-Psychotherapy/ The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (WW Norton & Company, 2007).
– The-Mindful-Therapist/ The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (WW Norton & Company, 2010).
– Forward to Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy by Kekuni Minton, Pat Ogden, and Clare Pain (WW Norton & Company, 2006).

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  • Sophia Dunn says:

    Dear Dr. Siegel:

    PLEASE write a book bor kids- aimed at 12-16. Kids are thirsty for an alternative to the rigidity of school “learning” and the prisons of school heirarchical survival-of-the-meanest social structures. At the moment there seems very little out there that speaks to the wonderful synthesis of youth’s idealism, spongelike curiosity, and ability to rebel. It’s vital to change education to include all six “R”s, but I think it’s also vital to see (on reflection, mindfully (-;) that we are NOT the people who will make these changes; our children are. We will only begin them.

    I’m sure that there are many who would like to see you write such a book. There ae even those who would help- I’m one of them.

    I very much look forward to meeting you on the 26th and 27th of April in London.

    With kind regards,
    Sophia Dunn

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