If you think your brain and mind are one, think again. According to the interpersonal neurobioligy pioneer Daniel J. Siegel, the mind actually emerges out of the interaction between your brain and relationships. Now, with The Neurobiology of "We", Dr. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development - one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for you, your family, or even your community.
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I am currently, at the age of 42, finishing up two bachelor degrees - one in psychology and the other in anthropology. I have also been practicing mindfulness through disciplines like Tai Chi, Yoga and seated meditation for the last 12 years.
I think Siegel has done the most holistic and comprehensive job of covering the power of being mindful, and what it means to our social relationships! There is an amazing amount of digestible information in this book. Highly recommend it! If you are NOT a student of neurobiology you may want to take some notes so as not to get lost; there are a lot of layers to what he is offering within this work.
Keep an eye on this man's work, he is onto some powerful ways of understanding the processes of what it is to be a human being.
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The detailed explanation of how the brain is structured compared to the clenched hand.
The narrator goes into great detail about the thinking process. This detail enabled me to apply what I was listening to.
This book made me feel enormous joy that there were people like Dr. Siegel in the world.
I am looking forward to listening to this book again. I wish that this book's subject was mandatory teaching in all schools.
Neurobiology of We is easily understood assembly of developmental concepts which shape our life, our relationships, and even our brain. Dr Siegel writes in a comfortable style that is similar to sitting around and chatting. This doesn't mean it's not rigorous, it means you can tell he's speaking to you, not over you.
Several - The Buddha's Brain, The Mindful Therapist for a bit more rigor, Attachment in Psychotherapy. These books look at the brain, the mind, our relationships and what is healthy.
In a word- emotion!
The entire book is moving to me.
anatomy, physiology, synergy
Research is synthesizing some real understanding of how our brains and bodies work together to produce the personal psychologies we experience as individuals.
It brings to mind Emotional Intelligence, Taming Your Gremlin, and Gray's Anatomy.
Easy to understand. Daniel Siegel shares his knowledge about how the brain and mind work. It is an excellent book. I bought this to help better my understanding of others, mainly children.
Dan Siegel does such thorough, thoughtful, and mindful (:^)) job of explaining how the brain, mind, body processes information, and how past "trauma" can influence your relationships with loved ones, and everyone else. Because I'm a therapist, and I do Past Life Regressions, (I was trained by another psychiatrist, Brian Weiss, MD) I especially loved the part of Dan's lecture where he talks about the "healing" mechanism of turning the events of your life into a meaningful narrative, a story, so that a person heals fast. In Past Life Regression people see their lives from a different perspective, and that help them to "re-do" the event in their brain. And thus helps them heal their present life "traumas," because they experience them as "soul-directed" learning opportunities. Thank you, Dan! I love all your work, and ask all my clients to listen to this!!
I've read several of Dan Siegel's books, but this is the one that focuses on interpersonal neurobiology, which I'm most interested in. I would have preferred a written book because Dan speaks with so much vocal fry that I found it difficult to listen to him for more than a few minutes at a time. He holds such ownership of the perspective that it makes sense for him to present it, but I had to listen in short chunks. Definitely worthwhile: an easy-to-understand explanation of some very complex and important information.
If you are interested in understanding the underpinnings of the brain as it relates to the mind this book is fabulous. It is beneficial to have a foundation in therapeutic language as it relates to the functions of the brain. At times, my previous understanding of the brain was indispensable. Still, the content is relative and useful to anyone.
Exploring the relationship of the brain and the mind has been incredibly helpful. It is somewhat like nature vs. nurture. How silly to separate one from the other or credit more attention to either. We are complex creatures equipped with the structure of our being made full by the intricacies of our individuality. This book beautifully marries both.
I have read other books by Daniel Siegel. This is the first I have listened to. His presentation is engaging. Humor is appropriate and content is relevant. "The Whole Brain Child" is, perhaps, one of my favorites.
A Journey to Discovering the Mysteries of Self.
This book is certainly relevant to everyone. It is beneficial to have a working knowledge of the brain, its functions, and structure. Outside of that, Seigel does a competent job of exploring neurobiology, making it relevant to most.
A wonderful addition to the great titles I've been consuming of late. I think he does about the best job of tying together so much of the dispirite research in so many different disciplines. Loved the ending.
This recording brings it all together; the mind, psychology and integration. Siegel has a unique ability to bring it all together seamlessly. When I got to the end I was ready to listen again from the beginning.
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