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Teaching Neuroscience to Our Clients

How One Client Effectively Applied Dan Siegel’s Neurobiology Lesson


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 excerpt from his session in our webcast series, Why Neuroscience Matters, 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—author of The Mindful Therapist—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.

This is just one example of neuroscience’s effect on therapy that is covered in this series.

Want To Learn More About Brain Science And How It Relates To Your Practice?

Here’s a look at what’s covered in this 6-session series:

Dan Siegel on Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Consulting Room
Enhance your effectiveness by applying neurobiological principles to your work with clients.

Rick Hanson on How to Take in the Good: Overcoming the Brain’s Negativity Bias
Apply the insights of Positive Psychology and help clients reshape their brains.

Louann Brizendine on The Myth of the Unisex Brain
Increase your ability to attune to both male and female clients.

Michael Gelb on Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age
Increase your sense of personal and clinical possibilities.

Norman Doidge on The Brain that Changes Itself: Neuroplasticity in Clinical Practice
Explore new and challenging perspectives on the brain as a flexible muscle.

Stephen Porges on Understanding Polyvagal Theory: Emotion, Attachment, and Self-Regulation
Enhance your ability to create safety and work with traumatized clients.


Join Us For This Profound Series and Learn Why and
How Neuroscience Matters to Therapy

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One Response to Teaching Neuroscience to Our Clients

  1. Bev Stevens says:

    we can be our own mirror/sponge (I love this phrase) by witnessing our own distress “at a distance”. I have experienced this but having it affirmed by your course and especially Rick Hanson, steps it up a notch. Thanks for what you do!!!!

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