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Mindsight Audiobook

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.
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From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

Based on thirty years of work with patients and on research drawn from nearly a dozen scientific fields, Mindsight brings these concepts alive through vivid case histories that show what happens when mindsight is missing, and how it can be strengthened in nine essential areas. Listeners of My Stroke of Insight or The Brain that Changes Itself will discover new ideas about memory, emotion, trauma and brain-mind integration - plus a richer sense of their own humanity.

©2010 Daniel J. Siegel; (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 10-07-13
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "Excellent combination..."

    of sociology, psychology and neurology to help us understand how the neuroplasticity of the brain is influenced by and also influences all of our daily interactions and how we can take advantage of neuroplasticity to enrich our lives and those of others. That this book was endorsed by Daniel Goleman (Social Intelligence--Emotional Intelligence) was a big factor for me going in. Siegel extends Goleman's work, forging further ahead into the neurological realms to show us how our biology works in conjunction with our most intimate, and most casual interpersonal and social encounters--and what we can do to better them. I had just finished Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself before beginning this book, and I recommend that they be taken together, in whichever order. Also helpful would be Sapolsky and Vishton's Great Courses lectures on the brain, also available on Audible.

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    John New Orleans, LA, United States 01-20-11
    John New Orleans, LA, United States 01-20-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, but the narrator is horrific!"

    Don't be deceived by listening to the provided clip on audible, that is the forward, narrated by someone else. I can't help but wonder if something went wrong with the download, Siegels voice is extremely slow, warbled, nasally. I listened to it high speed on my IPOD, which makes it a normal reading speed, but you still have his warbly voice, if you don't have high speed feature, you may need lots of mindsight to listen to this book, else you'll shoot yourself!

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    Michael Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-17-11
    Michael Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-17-11
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    "Too much time on patient anecdotes"

    The author's intriguing topic gets lost in the thicket of in-depth patient profiles. I didn't want to hear a narrative of his patients' therapy sessions, but to learn about his novel approach to the "science of personal transformation." Sadly, chapter after chapter goes into in-depth patient profiles. Illustrative examples can illuminate a point, but here they smother it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    michael EAST PEORIA, IL, United States 04-05-12
    michael EAST PEORIA, IL, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2014

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    "A little slow, but interesting enough"

    Dr. Siegel's basic premise is to practice Zen Buddhism as a form of psychotherapy. As far as it goes, this therapeutic idea probably works wonders if Dr. Siegel is the one administering the therapy session. As a practice on your own it would be more difficult, and it would require more discipline and insight than most mentally ill people are able to muster. The idea of mind-body therapeutics is refreshing, especially since it comes from a medical doctor with such a prestigious background, but is it really practical? By practical I mean would an insurance company be willing to pay for medical services that essentially amount to meditation practice? Probably not. The idea that meditation practice is positive for remolding the brain and becoming self-aware is good information. The suggestions to practice Buddhist like meditation is probably helpful, but keep in mind that most forms of psychotherapy are found to be equally effective. So if Dr. Siegel were to do a scientific investigation to find out if this form of therapy were more effective than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, traditional talk therapy, or even simple bible study and prayer, it would make the information more significant, but until a scientific evaluation of this type of therapy becomes available I would question the usefulness of Dr. Siegel's therapeutic solutions.

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    E. C. McKibbin south africa 05-19-16
    E. C. McKibbin south africa 05-19-16 Member Since 2012

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    "A must read"

    Provides insights for integration and wholeness in relationships with self and others. Provides neuropsychological insights into these changes and mindfulness as a process

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    Eben V Pelcyger Boulder, CO United States 04-11-16
    Eben V Pelcyger Boulder, CO United States 04-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "very good self-improvement read"

    very much enjoyed the book. it me expand my metacognition mental models and how I thought about connection between individual and social consciousness

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    Tatyana 03-19-16
    Tatyana 03-19-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Highly professional and inspiring"

    This book describes complex mind , brain and relationships transformation through relatively simple techniques,providing research background and examples of clients progress using them. Even at 90+ one have hope to change own mind for better life

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    Bryan Thornhill 03-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I am reading books to help me become a better husband, father, educator, and person. I need info that will help me support myself and others

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    "Another Great Daniel J Siegel Book"

    the book is fantastic and has great information, I just wish at some point in the book there was a very clear process for implementation.

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    Doug Harter 03-14-16
    Doug Harter 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Informative and Profound"

    This book will help you understand how to be an integrated person and pass on healthy skills to future generations. A must read for parents looking for improvement in child relationships.

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    Udai 11-11-15
    Udai 11-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very insightful"

    This book was extremely insightful for the first half, may consider skipping to the appendix when you start to get to the middle. Overall, I was still blown away by the concepts presented.

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