Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Daniel Siegel, M.D.
Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA. Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.He is the author of The Developing Mind, Second Edition, published on March 14, 2012,  The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton, 2007), The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton, 2010), Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton, 2012), Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Bantam, 2010) as well as two parenting books, Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003) with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed. and The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Random House, 2011) with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.

Blogs by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

PODCAST: The Mind, Brain, and Relationships: Integration as a Key to Mental Health

In this keynote address on integrative mental health, Dan Siegel offers an overview of the process of integration as the mechanism underlying well-being in our bodies and in our relationships. Without integration, chaos and rigidity result. With the linkage of differentiated elements of a system–in the body or in our connections to others and the… Read more »

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PODCAST: The Wheel of Awareness

The Wheel of Awareness Series is presented by Dr. Dan Siegel. Divided into three parts, The Wheel of Awareness series will begin by providing an introduction to the visual metaphor of the mind. Part two introduces a step by step detailed description of the four Rim sectors of the mind. In Part three, listeners are taken through a complete Wheel of… Read more »

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VIDEO: Exclusive Interview Series with Dr. Dan Siegel

These exclusive video clips are part of a featured interview series with Dr. Dan Siegel, an expert in the theory of Mindsight, a fundamental concept that explores the dynamics of healthy relationships. In this interview, Dr. Dan Siegel shares his expertise on interpersonal neurobiology and explains how unresolved trauma in an individual’s past can affect… Read more »

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VIDEO: Developing Your Mindsight – Dr. Daniel Siegel

Mindsight is an enlightening means of understanding ourselves and changing our behaviors.

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Minding the Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

An Excerpt from Dr. Daniel Siegel’s New Book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. HAND MODEL OF THE BRAIN If you put your thumb in the middle of your palm and then curl your fingers over the top, you’ll have a pretty handy model of the brain. (My kids can’t stand that pun, either.)… Read more »

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Making Sense of Your Past by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Creating a Cohesive Life Story: An Excerpt from Dr. Daniel Siegel’s New Book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. Why do we parent as we do? When researchers asked this question, they hypothesized— as many of us would— that it is the childhood experience of parents that predicts how they behave with their own… Read more »

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VIDEO: Our Power to Change

Dr. Dan Siegel explains how at any age or stage in life, our brains are physically capable of change.

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VIDEO: Become a Better Parent

Dr. Dan Siegel explains why understanding our own past experiences is so important in raising our kids.

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What is Mindsight? by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

An Excerpt from Dr. Daniel Siegel’s New Book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. Diving into the Sea Inside Within each of us there is an internal mental world—what I have come to think of as the sea inside—that is a wonderfully rich place, filled with thoughts and feelings, memories and dreams, hopes and… Read more »

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The Importance of Mindfulness

What is mindfulness and how can it improve our relationships, moods and outlooks on life?

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