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As we move into the third millennium, the field of mental health is in an exciting position to bring together diverse ideas from a range of disciplines that illuminate our understanding of human experience: neurobiology, developmental psychology, traumatology, and systems theory. The contributors emphasize the ways in which the social environment, including relationships of childhood, adulthood, and the treatment milieu change aspects of the structure of the brain and ultimately alter the mind. Edited by Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon, contributors include Allan Schore, Bessel van der Kolk, Mary Main, Robert Neborsky, Francine Shapiro, and Diana Fosha.
(Daniel J. Siegel, W.W. Norton 2003)
A groundbreaking book on the healing power of "mindsight," the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. Mindsight allows you to make positive changes in your brain–and in your life. Using case histories from his practice, Dr. Dan Siegel shows how, by following the proper steps, nearly everyone can learn how to focus their attention on the internal world of the mind in a way that will literally change the wiring and architecture of their brain.
(Daniel J. Siegel, Random House 2010)
The pioneering experts behind the bestselling The Whole-Brain Child
now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline.
Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological
development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama
Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing
with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.
Born out of a series of workshops that combined research on how communication impacts brain development with Mary Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, this practical and accessible book guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.
(Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell, Tarcher 2004)
What is the mind? What makes a healthy mind? How do we become aware and come to know about life? And perhaps most importantly, what are the connections among the mind, brain, and relationships? From psychologists to linguists, neuroscientists to philosophers, people have explored the nature of mental life, yet no interdisciplinary framework has existed for wisely answering these fundamental questions or even offering a definition of what the mind is. Here, Siegel bridges domains of knowledge to offer a book that reveals the way the mind works via a format that reflects the brain’s natural mode of learning (flip the Pocket Guide open to any page and you will find an “entry point” that guides you to explore, in your own way, the web of integrated knowledge).
(Daniel J. Siegel, W.W. Norton 2012)
Presenting pioneering research on early relationships and the developing brain, this bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for many tens of thousands of clinicians, researchers, and students. Daniel J. Siegel traces the interplay of human and neural connections in early childhood, examining the implications for attachment; mental processes, such as memory and emotion; and psychological well-being throughout life. Complex concepts are made accessible through lucid prose and clinical examples. Siegel highlights ways that understanding the emergence of the mind can help professionals promote healthy development and resilience.
(Daniel J. Siegel, Guilford Press 2012)
This book, edited by Diana Fosha, Daniel J. Siegel, and Marion Solomon, draws on cutting-edge neuroscience to help understand emotion better. Normal human development relies on the cultivation of relationships with others to form and nurture the self-regulatory circuits that enable emotion to enrich, rather than enslave, our lives. And just as emotionally traumatic events can tear apart the fabric of family and psyche, the emotions can become powerful catalysts for the transformations that are at the heart of the healing process. We are hardwired to connect with one another, and we connect through our emotions. Our brains, bodies, and minds are inseparable from the emotions that animate them.
(W.W. Norton 2009)
This book presents a unifying theory that shows how being mindfully aware and attending to the richness of our experience creates scientifically recognized enhancements in our physiology, mental functions, and interpersonal relationships. Using theory, science, and anecdote, Dan Siegel reveals how to transform the brain as well as promote well-being and emotional balance within psychotherapy and everyday life.
(Daniel J. Siegel, W.W. Norton 2007)
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., an internationally recognized expert on mindfulness and therapy, brings mindfulness techniques to your psychotherapeutic work with clients. An integrated state of mindful awareness is crucial to achieving mental health. Siegel reveals practical techniques that enable readers to harness their energies to promote healthy minds within themselves and their clients. He charts the nine integrative functions that emerge from the profoundly interconnecting circuits of the brain, including bodily regulation, attunement, emotional balance, response flexibility, fear extinction, insight, empathy, morality, and intuition.
A practical, direct-immersion, high-emotion, low-techno-speak book, The Mindful Therapist engages readers in a personal and professional journey into the ideas and processes of mindful integration that lie at the heart of health and nurturing relationships.
(Daniel J. Siegel, W.W. Norton 2010)
The Whole-Brain Child:
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a childâ€™s brain is wired and how it matures. The â€œupstairs brain,â€ which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seemâ€”and feelâ€”so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your childâ€™s brain and foster vital growth.
(Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson, Random House 2011)
Parenting from the Inside Out (for parents)
In this innovative and highly original DVD, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel and early childhood and parent educator Mary Hartzell help parents deepen their understanding of the parent/child relationship. They draw upon exciting new research in neurobiology and attachment from their book, Parenting from the Inside Out, to explain how interpersonal relationships directly affect the development of the brain. Together Siegel and Hartzell delicately peel back the many layers of parenting to reveal the pure nature of the relationship at its core.
2 Hours on DVD for $15
Parenting from the Inside Out (for professionals; suitable for highly motivated parents as well)
Discover and go deeper with the material from the book Parenting from the Inside Out with its authors as your guide. This in-depth professional training from Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell enables educators and mental health practitioners to learn the steps involved in teaching parents the "Inside Out" approach. With active participation from over fifty professionals, this seminar offers an accessible and useful framework for professionals and parents, and is the only recorded formal training in the PFTIO approach.
10 Hours on DVD for $45
The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation
In this commentary, Dr. Dan Siegel places trauma in the context of developmental psychology and the significant negative impact it can have on a child's emotional growth. This presentation outlines the neurobiology of the sympathetic nervous system that is involved in PTSD and proposes a model of integration as the foundation of mental health.
8.5 hours of video lectures, 6 hours of audio recordings
The Whole-Brain Child:
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Childâ€™s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
In this engaging and practically oriented video, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. teach a group of parents the core ideas and strategies from their best-selling book The Whole-Brain Child.
3 hours on DVD for $20
Better Parents, Better Spouses, Better People
Dan Goleman interviews Dan Siegel in a lively discussion of social intelligence, parenting and relationships. In user-friendly terms, together they explore the role of Interpersonal Neurobiology in relationships and the importance of mindsight in communication.
1 Hour on MP3 Download
Mindfulness and the Brain
Mindful awareness creates scientifically recognized enhancements in our mental functions and interpersonal relationships. But how can we integrate this information into our personal or professional lives? In the Mindfulness and the Brain audio learning course, Jack Kornfield, PhD, and Daniel Siegel, MD, offer theoretical and experiential teachings on the power of inner transformation and the cultivation of a wise and loving heart. Whether you’re a therapist, healer, educator, parent, meditation practitioner—or anyone interested in developing a healthy mind—this training offers a practical exploration of what it means for our world and us to be able to nurture and sustain heightened awareness.
6.5 Hours on CD
The Mindful Brain
Does mindfulness practice improve your physical, social, and mental well being? To what extent can your mind shape your brain? What does the latest research have to say about meditation and other awareness practices? Now on The Mindful Brain, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, a pioneer of the emerging field known as interpersonal neurobiology, answers these questions and more in this original adaptation to complement his breakthrough book.
4.5 hours on CD
The Neurobiology of "We":
How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
If you think your mind and your brain are one and the same, think again. According to interpersonal neurobiology pioneer Daniel J. Siegel, the mind actually emerges out of the interaction between your brain and your relationships. Now, on The Neurobiology of "We", Dr. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development—one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for you, your family, or even your community.
8 hours on CD