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Mind Science In Action: Weaving Compassion Into Our Way of Life with Dan Siegel, M.D., renowned neuropsychiatrist and author of Brainstorm.
In this lecture, Dr. Siegel shares with us some of the important ways that mindfulness practices can help us live better lives. He explains what happens to the brain when it starts to become more "integrated," a distinction that informs much of the work Dr. Siegel does in this area. By linking differentiated parts of the brain, people can become more integrated in general, actually using their minds to change their brains, which can help alleviate some of the negative effects of mental stress.
This fascinating look at what happens to the brain when it is observed by the mind is available as a package with the audio only as well as the video. Take some time to watch the video as you will want to see Dr. Siegel share his "handouts" with the live audience, but keep the audio on file as this will be a recording you will want to listen to again and again.
Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.
Dr. Siegel's unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London's Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He lives in Southern California with his family.