VIDEO: Brain vs. Mind: What's the Difference?

Dan Siegel on the Distinctions between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

Dan Siegel • 9/21/2015 • 1 Comment

With all the buzz about brain science, is it possible to lose sight of the mind?

Dan Siegel, pioneer in the applications of brain science to psychotherapy, wants to make sure we don't, reminding us that the mind is much bigger than the brain. It extends throughout the whole body and it also includes other people.

So as a mental health professional, you're not just looking at what's inside a client's head. You're working with the fully embodied, relational mind and during the assessment phase you're fundamentally exploring just how healthy that mind is.

In this video, Dan shares the indicators of mental health that he looks for during the assessment phase.

Dan Siegel is one of the pioneers in bringing brain science into clinical practice. His books include Brainstorm, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist.

Want to Know More?

Most of us have watched with a mix of fascination and confusion as the once obscure subject of brain science has become the number one topic in our field. But for many therapists, the nagging question still remains: "How can brain science actually improve my work with clients in concrete ways?” What’s hard to find is information on the practical applications of brain science and how to use them in your own clinical practice. Below are some other Psychotherapy Networker resources you might find useful.

Free Resources

You can see more free videos here. Or check out our articles on brain science and psychotherapy.

Online Learning with CEs

Do you learn by listening? Check out our audio courses on brain science & psychotherapy here.

Do you learn by watching? Check out our current on-demand video courses here.

From our Friends at PESI

Want learn more about brain science from Dan Siegel? Check out this interpersonal neurobiology series video package.

Can’t get enough of Dan Siegel? Check out his clinical demonstration video seminar on the wheel of awareness and the integration of consciousness.

Topic: Brain Science & Psychotherapy | Mind/Body | Mindfulness

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Monday, September 28, 2015 1:39:07 PM | posted by Esther Dailey
Excellent. I appreciate the validation!