Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 12, 2010 - Psychology
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Foreword by Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.

This groundbreaking book, from one of the global innovators in the integration of brain science with psychotherapy, offers an extraordinary guide to the practice of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. From anxiety to depression and feelings of shame and inadequacy, from mood swings to addictions, OCD, and traumatic memories, most of us have a mental “trap” that causes recurring conflict in our lives and relationships. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, shows us how to use mindsight to escape these traps. 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 free themselves from obstacles blocking their happiness. By cultivating mindsight, all of us can effect positive, lasting changes in our brains—and our lives. A book as inspiring as it is profound, Mindsight can help us master our emotions, heal our relationships, and reach our fullest potential.
  

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Review: Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

User Review  - Anca Lamse - Goodreads

Excellent book. Mindfulness is stopping to register what is going on around you and integrating the info with what you already know. Without mindfulness, we are thrown either into CHAOS (anger, fear ... Read full review

Review: Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

User Review  - Adam Miller - Goodreads

Great book on brain science and combining the theories with counseling. Basically, Mindsight is a particular kind of "mindfulness" Siegel uses in his own practice. The skill helps to integrate ... Read full review

Contents

The Triangle of WellBeing
3
The Brain in the Palm of Your Hand
14
Mindsight Lost and Found
23
Neuropasticity in a Nutshell
38
Where ls the Mind?
45
Riding the Resonance Circuits
59
Strengthening the Hub ofAwareness
78
Balancing Left and Right
102
Attachment and the Storytelling Brain
166
Getting in Touch with the Core
190
Becoming Advocates for One Another
210
Confronting Uncertainty and Mortality
232
Expanding the Self
255
Acknowledgments
262
Notes
271
Index
301

Reconnecting the Mind and the Body
120
Memory Trauma and Recovery
145

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About the author (2010)

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he is the author of Parenting from the Inside Out and the internationally acclaimed professional texts The Mindful Brain and The Developing Mind. Dr. Siegel keynotes conferences and presents workshops throughout the world. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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