The Yes Brain – A Welcome Note

We’re thrilled to announce my next book with Tina Payne Bryson, The Yes Brain – available everywhere on January 9, 2018.

As The Whole-Brain Child laid out the stages of a child’s development, and No-Drama Discipline focused on one of the most important aspects of child-rearing, The Yes Brain is centered on fostering resilience in children as they grow. Tina and I created a short “welcome note,” similar to the introductions in The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline to familiarize the reader with the concept of a “Yes Brain” and how it can be cultivated. We wanted to share with you now that Welcome Note as a short preview of what’s to come!

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New Course: Presence, Integration, and the Cultivation of Well-Being in Relationships and Family Systems


This new course, launching on July 14 — and only available for a limited time — focuses on how making sense of our experiences and relationships shapes the way we interact with others and the world around us. Cultivating presence can help support important changes in neural structure that lead to integration, balance, happiness, and more rewarding and deeply connected relationships.

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The Art & Science of Living with Presence & Connection: A Special Training Retreat with Jack Kornfield, PhD and Dan Siegel, MD

Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel will host a special retreat this January.

For the first time ever, Jack Kornfield and I will host a retreat for a small group in Santa Monica, California over the weekend of January 22-24, 2016. It will be a transformative, fun weekend, limited to 30 persons.

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Soul & Synapse

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Imagine immersing yourself in a systematic exploration of the nature of mind that gives you a new way to experience life. And then consider that you can “integrate consciousness” at the same time as you are diving deeply into a new way to knowing your mental world. But how do you integrate consciousness? What could be differentiated in our experience of being aware? And how can we then link those elements of consciousness to one another? Continue reading