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.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
This piece of work by Daniel is truly exceptional and insightful. understanding the dimensions of the Triangle of Wellbeing is a really great tool for developing mindfulness for a better life!
Great information but it is hard to listen to this annoying trait of vocal fry. But that's my problem and I can make myself push through. I would have gotten the book instead. I think I missed this pointed out in the reviews or assumed it wouldn't bother me. I was wrong.
Provides insights for integration and wholeness in relationships with self and others. Provides neuropsychological insights into these changes and mindfulness as a process
"Effective personal development."
Brilliant audio book, it’s read by the author and it felt like having my own wise therapist telling me all the good stuff I needed to hear. If you’re interested in the way the brain works and also interested in the way your particular brain works then this is for you. He is clued up on the latest research and suggests wise things to do like mindfulness meditation and taking exercise. It isn’t escapist listening so maybe not the best thing in the car if you’re already stressed about life. I’m ready to listen to it all again and I’ve also bought the book as a reference.
"Great content - difficult hoarse voice reading"
Novel way of looking at brain, mind, soul, body.
I am not sure if I will finish completely this audiobook without returning it. The reader is for me very difficult to listen to. The author has a hoarse voice which distracts me from proper concentration on the content. I wish, a professional narrator would perform the reading.
"Great insight into the mind"
Moving, life-changing, fascinating
The fact we all see different things when we look at the same object based on our past experience.
Good balance of science and anecdote. the case studies really help to illustrate the points. The description of the brain is fascinating and easy to understand.
What is the mind?
Great book for helping you think through your past and that of your significat other and how it has made you what you are and more importantly that you can change if you want to.
Excellent structure, content and delivery. Also try, no drama discipline and the whole brain child by the same author.
Thanks for giving sense to my world!
Delivered in a thoughtful manner with understandable case studies
"Amazing book to help you change your brain"
Definitely. This book will totally give you hope to change your brain. If you have tried medicines and therapy for depression and nothing really worked, try this book.
It is actually quite different from the other books dealing with the same topic. I would say this is my favorite.
I would because I really liked the content of the book but honestly the author's voice is terrible for that.
I had little epiphanies while listening to it.
"A genius book by a genius mind.
Dan Siegel explains the complicated topic of mind and brain in such an easy to understand and wonderful way. A must read for everyone.
"'Read' it 5 times!"
Masterful! Perfect for a beginner like me in understanding the Mind! Daniel presents a clear and precise discussion on the interrelated manner in which the brain and the mind are inextricably connected. The first section is brilliantly simple in its explanation of how the mind and the brain work. The application of the theory discusses in section one interlocks completely! Awesome read!
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