Video Clips

Talks at Google

"Presence, Parenting, and the Planet"

In this session, we will explore three key aspects of our children’s future that can help create the structure for effective parenting in our contemporary times. The field of attachment research reveals that parental presence—how a parent or other caregiver is open to and focused on the inner life of the child—is the best predictor of how emotionally and socially resilient a child will be as they develop into young adults. This parent-child relationship helps foster a secure attachment by providing the four S’s of being seen, soothed, and safe to cultivate security.

CWC (Citizen's Of The World Mar Vista Charter School) Mindfulness Night Project

Daniel Siegel

Understanding the Brain: How Mindfulness Wires the Brain for Children and Families. The Comprehensive Understanding of Why This Works!

Daniel J Siegel, M.D. with Dacher Keltner @ Berkeley Arts & Letters

September 04, 2018

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. presents his book Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, in conversation with Dacher Keltner at Berkeley City Club on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

The Mindsight Institute

The Science Behind Aware

The Wheel of Awareness Meditation

August 20, 2018

Discover the science behind Dan's Wheel of Awareness meditation, including exclusive clips of Dan doing the Wheel around the apple tree at Sir Isaac Newton's house.

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

Introduction to the Concepts in Aware

June 01, 2018

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Myths of the Adolescent Brain

May 23, 2018

Dalai Lama Heart Mind Forum 2018

Developing a Yes Brain in Ourselves and the Children and Teens We Care For

February 24, 2018

For any adult who supports the development of youth – parents, other caregivers, teachers, coaches and mentors – learning the science behind the mind’s capacity to create clarity and calm in the face of chaos and confusion offers practical knowledge about how to develop effective strategies for optimizing our own and others’ well-being. In this presentation we will explore the science and practice of presence at the heart of a growth mindset, and the grit needed to pursue one’s passions with persistence and purpose even in the face of challenges. We will learn how to develop a “Yes Brain” which cultivates connection, compassion, and creativity

1440 Multiversity

Mindfulness Monthly

February 02, 2018

Dan and 1440 Cofounder Scott Kriens start their Mindfulness Monthly series with a fascinating conversation about the great potential for learning when we address the mind and emotions in interactions and educational experiences.

Wisdom 2.0

The Wisdom of MWe:
A Truly Connected Life - Why The Relational Dimension Matters Now More Than Ever

February 28, 2017

Dan Siegel goes on a brief dive into the importance of belonging and integration in cultivating both personal and planetary health.

The Garrison Institute

Defining the Mind with Dr. Dan Siegel

December 14, 2016

What is the mind? Where is the mind? What is the connection between your mind and your body? What’s the relationship between my mind and your mind? Why don’t we have a shared definition of mind?

In this talk, Dr. Dan Siegel explores these questions in light of his new book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human.

This video is part of a talk given by Dr. Siegel at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, which was co-produced by the Garrison Institute and the New York Society for Ethical Culture and in collaboration with the Blue School.

Mindsight Institute

BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

December 07, 2016

Dr. Dan Siegel shares his research findings and dispels the negative myths of adolescence prevalent in the media. He also reveals how crucial brain development between ages 12 and 24 prepares young people to thrive as interdependent adults. Dr. Siegel’s insights teach parents how to work together with their teens to enhance self-awareness, support family connections, and reduce vulnerability to risks. Learn how to foster a climate of kindness, compassion, and resilience in your family and community.

Live Talks Los Angeles

Dan Siegel in Conversation with Paul Zak

September 08, 2016

Dr. Dan Siegel discussing his upcoming book, "Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human."

The Norwegian Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy

About Emotions: Why are emotions important? Dr. Dan Siegel gives the answer!

June 04, 2016

Dr. Dan Siegel discusses the importance of emotions at the 2016 Emotions in Motion Conference in Stavanger, Norway.

USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

How our Relationships Shape a Healthy Brain and Resilient Mind

March 11, 2016

This keynote presentation offers an overview of an interpersonal neurobiology perspective on human development and how parents and other adults can cultivate the healthy growth of resilience and well-being in children and adolescents. By drawing on a broad range of sciences, we see the ways that "mindsight", how we see the inner world of self and other, can be a central way we support the integration of the brain at the heart of a life of well-being across the life span.

Stanford School of Medicine

Mindsight in Medicine: An Interpersonal Neurobiology View of Empathy in Clinical Care

December 18, 2015

Dr. Dan Siegel discusses the importance of maintaining empathy in clinical care at the Stanford School of Medicine Grand Rounds. Fast forward to the 10-minute mark for the start of Dr. Siegel's talk, or enjoy the first seven minutes of relaxing classical music.

Wisdom 2.0 Asia

Cultivating the Next Generation of Wise and Innovative Leaders

September 18, 2015

Dr. Dan Siegel teaches an application of interpersonal neurobiology in the field of organizational leadership to help promote innovation, wisdom, and compassion in the next generation.

Garrison Institute

Kindness & Compassion: Integration Made Visible

June 25, 2015

Dr. Dan Siegel discusses the science underlying kindness and compassion in this 2-hour video from his recent talk at the Garrison Institute.

Psychotherapy Networker's 2014 Symposium

Unwrapping the Gift of the Adolescent Brain

March 20, 2014

In Daniel Siegel's 2014 Symposium address, he challenged the myths about adolescence and suggested that the aspects of adolescence that can drive us crazy—novelty seeking, social engagement, emotional intensity, and creative exploration—are exactly what we need to cultivate to maintain vitality in our own adult lives.

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Stanford MedicineX

Interpersonal Connection

September 05, 2014

Daniel Siegel, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA, speaks on "Interpersonal Connection, Self-Awareness and Well-Being: The Art and Science of Integration in the Promotion of Health"

Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

Why Teens Turn from Parents to Peers

July 24, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.

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Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

The Purpose of the Teenage Brain

July 24, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.

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The Dalai Lama Center: Educating the Heart

The Teenage Brain

May 21, 2014

Daniel Siegel debunks myths about the Teenage Brain and "raging hormones". He discusses the changes and remodeling of the brain within the adolescent period. He asserts that people need to learn about these changes to support and meet adolescents with empathy and compassion.

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Inward Bound Mindfullness Education

Myths of Adolescence

October 26, 2013

Dr. Dan Siegel discusses the myths of adolescence from his latest The New York Times Bestselling book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.

USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development

The Human Mind and the Cultivation of Well-Being

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

August 23, 2011

[email protected] Series

Taking Time In

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

May 26, 2011

Studies of physical health, emotional well-being, longevity, happiness, and even wisdom suggest that our ability to be aware of our own internal world and feel deeply connected to others is at the heart of both resilience and mental health. In this talk, Dr. Siegel explains that this ability to see the mind, or to have "mindsight," is a learnable skill that stabilizes the lens through which we come to sense our feelings, thoughts, and memories. He further explains how "taking time in" can help one develop mindsight, which promotes more meaningful and empathetic relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent and resilient mind.

The Dalai Lama Center

Mindsight: Brain Science and Transformation for You and Your Relationships

May 19, 2011

Dr. Dan Siegel discusses Mindsight with the Dalai Lama Center.

Mindsight Book Signing

at Barnes & Noble

January 13, 2010

It was standing room only on January 13, 2010 at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica as Dr. Dan Siegel talked about his latest book, "Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation."


The Power of Mindsight

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

October 18, 2009

Dr. Daniel Siegel explores the neural mechanisms beneath social and emotional intelligence and how these can be cultivated through reflective practices that focus on the inner nature of the mind.

Google Personal Growth Series

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

April 22, 2009

As part of the Google Personal Growth Series, Google University recently invited Dan Siegel to address two crucial questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? In his talk, Dr. Siegel examines and explores ways to create a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and mindful, empathic relationships.

Kids in the House

A unique approach to parenting teenagers

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Kids in the House

The pruning process in the adolescent brain

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Kids in the House

How to stop yelling at your kids

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Kids in the House

How storytelling connects both sides of the brain

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Kids in the House

How to model good relationships

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Left and right brain integration in daily life

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Kids in the House

How an understanding of the brain can improve parenting

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Kids in the House

Teaching children about emotional and social intuition

presented by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Blue Man Group

What is Mindsight?

with Dr. Dan Siegel

Author Dr. Dan Siegel and the Blue Man Group illustrate the concepts behind "Mindsight".

The Hawn Foundation

Mindfulness Explored and Explained

with Dr. Dan Siegel

January 01, 2009

"Founded in 2003 by award-winning actress, director and producer Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation is dedicated to supporting children by advancing mindfulness training in educational and community-based settings." In this interview, Dan Siegel describes the fundamentals behind mirror neurons, mindfulness and how we can begin to shape behavior through mindful practice.

Connect with Kids

The Teenage Brain

featuring Dr. Dan Siegel

January 31, 2009

Founded in 1998, CWK Network, Inc. produces the Emmy® award-winning Connect with Kids television series -- 10 programs each year, targeted to parents about the issues kids face every day. In this segment, Dr. Dan Siegel describes how relationships impact brain development and how understanding brain development provides new insights into adolescent behavior.