Teaching Neuroscience to Our Clients

How One Client Effectively Applied Dan Siegel’s Neurobiology Lesson

Rich Simon

There are many connections between neurobiology and psychotherapy that therapists need to be aware of, but simply learning about them isn’t enough. How can you incorporate this vital knowledge into your clinical work in a way that clients will also understand?

In this video, Dan Siegel gives a great example from his own work of a client who not only absorbed, but also successfully applied, a neurobiological principle that Dan taught him.

Watch the clip below to hear Dan talk about a client who found himself in an upsetting situation and how he used Dan’s teachings on mirror neurons to bring himself out of distress.

Dan Siegel is one of the pioneers in bringing brain science into clinical practice. His books include Brainstorm, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist. This clip is taken from his session in our brain science video course:

Brain Science Matters
This series is designed to enhance your clinical skills, speed up healing, and transform your clients’ lives by translating complex concepts like neuroplasticity and brain integration into real world therapeutic procedures. It covers:

  • The “how-to’s” of using brain-based therapies for moving clients through trauma, anxiety, and depression more fully and quickly than ever

  • Steps for assessing clients' brain integration, setting therapeutic goals, and conducting sessions based on brain science insights

  • Clinical strategies that harness the brain’s ability to rewire itself

  • Principles for identifying a client’s “sweet spot” for effective learning, retention, and lasting change

  • Gender-based brain differences and which approaches work best with men and women

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Topic: Trauma

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 9:10:55 AM | posted by Cheryl
Love! Love! Love! And appreciate Dr. Daniel Siegel's work and wonderful way of communicating about the about the brain to help people understand what they are feeling and why- with themselves and others. Thank you so much for sharing!
Cheryl Storey, RP
Registered Pyschotherapist