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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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    Rissa HOUSTON, TX, United States 04-27-13
    Rissa HOUSTON, TX, United States 04-27-13
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    "Something to think about!"

    Good book, well written. Helps you understand what goes on in your head and how to analyze yourself. Basically, mindfulness. It was not all that revolutionary, but if the concept of mindfulness is new to you, this book would provide some new insight to how the brain works.

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    ~W 04-13-13
    ~W 04-13-13
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    "Horrendous Audio Quality"
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    It sounds like he recorded it under water. The audio quality is so bad, I couldn't listen to it. He should rerecord the with a skilled narrator.

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    Jennifer Ivanhoe, Australia 03-19-13
    Jennifer Ivanhoe, Australia 03-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Really interesting."
    If you could sum up Mindsight in three words, what would they be?

    Fascinating, enjoyable, informative


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mindsight?

    Description of the functional centers of the brain


    What about Daniel J. Siegel’s performance did you like?

    Always like to hear the author read their own work.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    NO


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    Thomas United States 03-05-13
    Thomas United States 03-05-13

    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.

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    "Transformative read for a scientific mind"

    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.

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    Lake San Francisco, CA, United States 11-22-12
    Lake San Francisco, CA, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good account of an emerging paradigm"

    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.

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    Mike Grass Lake, MI, United States 11-20-12
    Mike Grass Lake, MI, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring and exausting"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Dr Brisbane, Australia 11-12-12
    Dr Brisbane, Australia 11-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Understanding the brain and mind for anyone."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mindsight to be better than the print version?

    It is beneficial to hear the authors words in reading the book, in particular it makes a complex area much easier to understand.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The potential for anyone to benefit form reading this to help them understand their mind and understanding of "mental health".


    Have you listened to any of Daniel J. Siegel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It is a comprehensive approach suitable for clinicians and broader public.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Understanding the mind and mental health.


    Any additional comments?

    A must for anyone to read to improve self awareness.

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    Ivan 11-05-12
    Ivan 11-05-12 Member Since 2016

    Geek since before geek was hip

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    "Being conscious"
    What made the experience of listening to Mindsight the most enjoyable?

    I love learning about the way "things" work.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Joshua Landin Corvallis, Oregon 10-09-12
    Joshua Landin Corvallis, Oregon 10-09-12
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    "Overall, very good listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Mindsight to and why?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Bronte Fairy Meadow, Australia 10-08-12
    Bronte Fairy Meadow, Australia 10-08-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Insigthful"
    Would you listen to Mindsight again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Mindsight to and why?

    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.


    What does Daniel J. Siegel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    An enthusiasm for the material.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many "Oh Yes" moments when he made points about left and right intergration but I liked the 'feeling felt' concept.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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