How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
From a Founder of Interpersonal Neurobiology, Breakthrough Teachings about Human Development and Healing
If you think your mind and your brain are one and the same, think again. According to interpersonal neurobiology pioneer Daniel J. Siegel, the mind actually emerges out of the interaction between your brain and your relationships.
Now, on The Neurobiology of "We," Dr. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development—one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for you, your family, or even your community.
The Triangle of Human Potential
After 30 years of working with patients and synthesizing scientific research from nearly a dozen diverse fields, Dr. Siegel developed a cohesive, innovative new framework for human potential: the triangle of the mind, brain, and relationships.
Beginning with accessible definitions of each element, he deconstructs the inner workings of this dynamic triad and lucidly explains the intricacies of our neurobiology. "By knowing where energy and information flow in your nervous system—literally cerebral sections and neural connections—you can use the power of your mind to transform your life," explains Dr. Siegel.
Whether you're a spouse seeking a closer relationship with your mate, a mental health practitioner wanting to help a patient heal trauma, or anyone interested in the fascinating process of personal growth, you'll discover how this powerful model can shape—and re-shape—every aspect of your social and emotional development.
Integration: The Key to Unlocking Optimal Health and Well-Being
From everyday stress to severe trauma, the obstacles to optimal health can be overcome through what Dr. Siegel calls "integration"—or linkage of differentiated parts. On The Neurobiology of "We" you will learn Dr. Siegel's nine approaches to healing and transformation including Consciousness, Memory, Vertical and Bilateral Integration, and other practical ways to enhance your life. Through these methods, you will gain insights to help balance and heal your brain, realize the deeper consequences of your social interactions, and "open to the very heart of well-being."
- Promote well-being in ourselves and our relationships
- Learn the nine approaches to healing and transformation
- Conduct an AAI
- Practice sharing in relationships
- Define how consciousness can be used to promote integration
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, currently serves as the director of the Mindsight Institute and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of The Mindful Brain and Parenting from the Inside Out. His internationally acclaimed bestselling text, The Developing Mind, has been utilized by a number of organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Vatican, and more. Dr. Siegel is the founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.