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 and accessible has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups including 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.
The research is very clear: for a child’s brain to become wired in ways that are emotionally protective and happiness-inducing, they need one person to predictably (not perfectly) show up in a way that makes them feel consistently safe, seen, soothed and secure.
As bestselling author Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reveal, however, none of the “Four S’s” of showing up involves sideline cheering or a helicoptering presence. Instead, it is a guiding parenting principle that is simple to implement in all kinds of situations. With stories, scripts, strategies, illustrations, and tips, they demonstrate what showing up looks and sounds like whether our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologizing for not “showing up” for them. A reassuring book book with an inspiring message, The Power of Showing Up shows that mistakes and missteps are never irreparable and its never too late to repair broken attachment and trust. The key is showing up.
About the Co-Author:
Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D, is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist, the director of parenting for the Mindsight Institute, and the child development specialist at Saint Mark’s School in Altadena, California. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and she lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Whether the reader has no experience with reflective practices or is an experienced practitioner, Aware provides practical instruction for mastering Daniel J. Siegel’s groundbreaking meditation program, The Wheel of Awareness, as well as a step-by-step view of the science inspiring and underlying this accessible tool to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression and to expand and deepen one’s sense of identity. The Wheel of Awareness is a source of personal transformation as it strengthens the mind and broadens the experience of consciousness and feeling of connection in the larger world.
Is there a memory that torments you, or an irrational fear you can' t shake? Do you sometimes become unreasonably angry or upset and find it hard to calm down? Do you ever wonder why you can't stop behaving the way you do, no matter how hard you try? Are you and your child (or parent, partner, or boss) locked in a seemingly inevitable pattern of conflict?
What if you could escape traps like these and live a fuller, richer, happier life?
Through his synthesis of a broad range of scientific research with applications to everyday life, Dr. Siegel has developed novel approaches that have helped hundreds of patients heal themselves from painful events in the past and liberate themselves from obstacles blocking their happiness in the present. And now he has written the first book that will help all of us understand the potential we have to create our own lives.
A book as inspiring as it is informative, as practical as it is profound, Mindsight offers exciting new proof that we aren't hardwired to behave in certain ways, but instead have the ability to harness the power of our minds to resculpt the neural pathways of our brains in ways that will be life-transforming.
Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks.
Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.