Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 12, 2010 - Psychology - 236 pages
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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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Best explanations of how the mind works. - Goodreads
Insight backed up science. - Goodreads
Interesting research on the brain and it's function. - Goodreads
The writing style isn't perfect and from time - Goodreads
Worth reading but not exactly a page turner. - Goodreads
Wish there was a bit more diy advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Christopher Daradics - Goodreads

Blew the doors off the barn. Love this book. My only complaint is that there weren't more explicit step by step instructions about how to DO it. But then, maybe it's there, I'm just impatient. Read full review

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User Review  - Fee - Goodreads

finally something that makes sence. Thank you. Wish there was a bit more diy advice. 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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