First, I would recommend going straight to learning Mindfulness Meditation. Jon Kabat-Zinn is a good source. If your interested in learning more detail about how it helps you, then you may refer to this book or "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal Ph.D. I actually wish I had listened to the latter first or instead (depending on how much you want to study this area). Siegel narrated himself and has a grovelly voice. I managed to get past it once I settled into listening. There is a lot of good information in here. I disagree with the reviewer about there being too many patient stories. They were helpful in relating to my life, even if it was just sometimes bit and pieces. There was also a reviewer that said Siegel didn't explain how to do or use mindsight. I just think that reviewer needs to listen again for the parts she missed. It helped me understand various mindsets and how the mindfulness can be helpful.
Sure, I would recommend it, but to most people I may recommend skipping the first half of the book unless they really want to be boggled with the very scientific end.
no, but I did want to get back to it every-time I left it alone for a bit
less technical research and more about the what the writer wants you to take away from this
I listened to it while I was cleaning house ....it helps to stay busy while listening
do not know how it could possibly be a movie that anyone who go see except behavior scientists maybe
I would not listen to this again unless I was mopping the floors and cleaning house so you can just get interested in the interesting moments...
I really enjoy popular neuroscience books. Mindsight is an interesting listen. I found Daniel Siegel's reading okay, but a little heavy which means by the end of the book (almost 12 hours) I was happy for it to end. That said, there are some patient cases that I've thought of a few times and when some concepts have appeared in other books I've understood them better because of this book. Worth the listen.
The format of the book was wonderful. The first part is an explanation of the science and theory behind the author's work and the second part was a collection of individual case studies that related each of the topics presented in the first half to real-world scenarios.
I remember hearing the second real-life story from the second part of the book and thinking, "oh my, that's me." I was driving at the time and had to pull over to take a breather. It was a rush of sudden realization of what was likely holding me back in my life and relationships. Very eye-opening.
Along with a few other Audible titles, this work does a great job of combining cutting-edge science with real world examples, and spiritual/eastern thinking. This book is excellent if you are stuck in life and wanting to figure out why and where to go from here in order to progress.
I enjoyed the author's descriptions of how our brains work and many of the anecdotes. I don't think he really made the case for his Mindsight method, or perhaps there wasn't enough depth for me to really grasp it, or perhaps this is a book better studied in print. I also found his voice somewhat gravelly, which annoyed me at times.
This is one of the freshest presentation of brain and consciousness I have read so far. T Siegel makes complicated brain anatomy, emotion and behavior easier to understand. This book has helped me make small, valid changes in the way I think and interact with others. It has helped me feel like i have more
no, it took more than one session for me
The Developing Mind - Dr. Siegel's approach of using neurobiology combined with his decades of experience as a psychotherapist makes for great insight. It is unlike other books that border on spirituality, meditation or the same old platitudes and cliches.Dr. Siegel uses Science and psychoanalytics to explain behaviour and how to solve behavioural and emotional issues.
Just the work he put in. Lucky readers.
It is great content book based on years of medical research and psychological practice of the author. I especially liked the explanation of physical brain processes and mental shortcuts / defend mechanisms developed by our mind.
The author discusses various cases explaining WHY some mind workarounds happen and offers advice HOW TO become observer of our mind to change its old pathways. Very informative and applicable audio - speaking from the outside of psychology field.
Nicely modulated voice, sometimes too slow, although on the other hand I'm not sure if I could get all concepts well on higher speed.
no, these 11hrs were too much, I will be coming back though, especially to second part
Nice summary at the end of the book.
Audio could have been divided according to the book (split into 2 parts) - when I followed author's advice to skip to 2nd part I found myself on the 2nd chapter of it already.
The book is very technical and goes really in depth, however for me, it demanded a lot of my attention and time ( I had to listen to some sections multiple times) and also felt the tone and pitch a bit monotonous. For those who like to understand the mind in depth, its not a bad book by any ways.