Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

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Bantam Books, 2010 - Medical - 314 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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User Review  - Hebephrene - LibraryThing

Superlative. I was resistant as I picked up Siegel's book for parents but then that was because anything written in the self-help vein causes brain freeze and or nausea. This book does the best job of ... Read full review

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User Review  - wifilibrarian - LibraryThing

An excellent inspiring book on the mind and how taking a introspective approach to your thoughts and feelings through simple mediation techniques. The author demonstrates through many stories of how ... Read full review

Contents

The Triangle of WellBeing
3
The Brain in the Paſm of Your Hand
14
Mindsight Lost and Found
23
where Is the Mind?
45
Discovering the Harmony of Health
64
Strengthening the Hub of Awareness
79
Balancing Left and Right
102
Reconnecting the Mind and the Body
120
Memory Trauma and Recovery
145
Attachment and the Storytelling Brain
166
Our Multiple Selves Getting in Touch with the Core
190
Expanding the Sef
255
Notes
271
Index
302
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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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