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From Rigidity and Chaos to Empathy and Integration

Dan Siegel on the Clinical Applications of Neuroscience


A healthy brain is different than a healthy mind.

According to Dan Siegel, understanding how the brain works is the key to supporting meaningful change and resilience in our clients’ lives.

Applied practically, neuroscience can help therapists:

  • better assess client’s early attachment history.
  • focus on interventions that integrate brain functioning.
  • increase their own capacity for attuning with their clients.

Dan sets the stage for exploration of the clinical applications of brain science in this clip clarifying the poorly understood concept of “mental health”:

Dan Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, and the founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. His books include The Developing Mind, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist.

Dan is the lead-off presenter in our all-new webcast series:

Why Neuroscience Matters:
Concrete Strategies for Your Practice

Starts Wednesday, January 23rd

Click here for full course details.

In this 6-session series, leading practitioners share practical applications of Neuroscience in the consulting room. Sign up right now and save $25 on this new webcast. For details, click here.

Want To Learn More? Here are some FREE resources on this topic:

Brain to Brain: The talking cure goes beyond words by Janina Fisher

Complexity Choir: The eight domains of self-integration by Daniel Siegel

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3 Responses to From Rigidity and Chaos to Empathy and Integration

  1. Olaf says:

    Once again I find Dr. Siegel remarking conceptual differences that we tend to to “forget.” The subjective life of the client, the felt sense of who we are, the embodied process of the mind and the relation experience that emerges.
    This is great topic to go back and review.

  2. Bernard Hodgdon says:

    Oh my, we have lost a true treasure…Frank Pittman has been a mentor to us all…and he will be sorely missed…but during this Christmas season…his “spiirt” will thrive within me…and each and every day of my life.

  3. Bernard Hodgdon says:

    Oh, my we have lost a true treasure…Frank Pittman was a mentor to us all…and he will be sorely missed…I this Christmas season, his “spirit shall thrive within me…and in each and every day of my life.”

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