Fascinating, enjoyable, informative
Description of the functional centers of the brain
Always like to hear the author read their own work.
PhD candidate in Plant Pathology. Love science, love studying FUNGI for all the amazing mysteries. Select books to help me grow internally, so I might better the world and not leave it in worse shape.
This book really supported my inner transformation and brought me back to meditation. Light on science, but not to light. I would say this is a more scientific answer to the 7 habits by Stephen Covey. I would recommend reading the 7 habits first, then this is a great companion book. I look forward to re-reading both and looking deeper into "body-scanning" mentioned in the book.
Dan Siegel's 1999 work, "The Developing Mind," changed the way I thought about the practice of psychotherapy more than any other single book I'd read.
I wasn't alone in that experience, and the new century has seen the elaboration of this paradigm in which the brain is understood as the creator of "mind."
Dan has become the quintessential spokesman for this viewpoint in the psychotherapy community, with frequent appearances, several books, and lots of web based material that makes this complex set of ideas accessible to those who don't have a background in neuroscience.
This work on "Mindsight," provides good access to this thinking and these practices for anyone who would like to understand this new paradigm. The explanations and case examples from Dan's practice are straightforward and easy to follow.
What I particularly enjoy is the relational stance in a psychotherapy that understands and values presence, connection and commitment. The work of the human mind has everything to do with our connections to others, and Dan Siegel masterfully explores this domain as he teaches new ways of understanding what goes on in our heads.
I really enjoyed the first half of this book, very informative and inspiring. I do however believe it was a little drug-out and repetitive.. A lot of examples were given of the same successful practices of the author.
I felt that the author drifted on his position. At the beginning of the book he believes his patients problems could be cured by unlocking their minds potential, then towards the end he ties every problem to a past experience like any other therapist. The second half really takes away from what you get from the first half.
It is beneficial to hear the authors words in reading the book, in particular it makes a complex area much easier to understand.
The potential for anyone to benefit form reading this to help them understand their mind and understanding of "mental health".
It is a comprehensive approach suitable for clinicians and broader public.
Understanding the mind and mental health.
A must for anyone to read to improve self awareness.
I love learning about the way "things" work.
My one pet peeve is that I don't like authors creating new concepts when existing ones work just fine. For me, mindsight is just being aware, conscious.
I can see the usefulness of new terms for some people, but not for me.
If the friend is interested in gaining a new perspective on the mind and how it relates to self and interpersonal relationships, yes. Definitely so if the friend is in a helping profession.
Neurobiology of We and Mindful Therapist. Seigel is a psychiatrist that uses his knowledge of the brain to create an integrative model of awareness and communication. These other books complement each other, go into different depths, and reiterate some of the concepts
You don't need a basic knowledge of neurology or have a psychology background to benefit from this book, but if you do, and are also learning or participating in a helping profession, this books offers an incredible insight to understanding and improving self and relationships.
I am studying psychology and I am a mother so I need as much help with my mind, my children's and my clients (in the future). Listening to this again will clarify some of its many valid points.
The Brain that Changes itself, because Mindsight expands on the ideas of plasticity that are so important to changing our brains and have better mental health outcomes.
An enthusiasm for the material.
There were many "Oh Yes" moments when he made points about left and right intergration but I liked the 'feeling felt' concept.
A complex listen and reading it as well would help with the anatomy of the brain, I have bought the hardcopy and the textbook so I can go through it more closely. Definitely not one to listen while doing the washing, cleaning or ironing, more an embroidery/coffee listen!
an amazing look into the mind and brain... can't imagine that no spirituality existed in the ideas behind this book!