Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

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by Daniel J. Siegel
     
 

Foreword by Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

This groundbreaking book, from one of the global innovators in the integration of brain science with psychotherapy, offers an extraordinary guide to the practice of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. From anxiety to depression

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Foreword by Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

This groundbreaking book, from one of the global innovators in the integration of brain science with psychotherapy, offers an extraordinary guide to the practice of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. From anxiety to depression and feelings of shame and inadequacy, from mood swings to addictions, OCD, and traumatic memories, most of us have a mental “trap” that causes recurring conflict in our lives and relationships. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, shows us how to use mindsight to escape these traps. Through his synthesis of a broad range of scientific research with applications to everyday life, Dr. Siegel has developed novel approaches that have helped hundreds of patients free themselves from obstacles blocking their happiness. By cultivating mindsight, all of us can effect positive, lasting changes in our brains—and our lives. A book as inspiring as it is profound, Mindsight can help us master our emotions, heal our relationships, and reach our fullest potential.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553804706
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
452,107
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Daniel Goleman v

Introduction: Diving into the Sea Inside ix

Part I The Path to Well-Being: Mindsight Illuminated

1 A Broken Brain, a Lost Soul: The Triangle of Well-Being 3

Minding the Brain: The Brain in the Palm of Your Hand 14

2 Crepes of Wrath: Mindsight Lost and Found 23

Minding the Brain: Neuroplasticity in a Nutshell 38

3 Leaving the Ether Dome: Where is the Mind? 45

Minding the Brain: Riding the Resonance Circuits 59

4 The Complexity Choir: Discovering the Harmony of Health 64

Part II The Power to Change: Mindsight in Action

5 A Roller-Coaster Mind: Strengthening the Hub of Awareness 79

6 Half a Brain in Hiding: Balancing Left and Right 102

7 Cut Off from the Neck Down: Reconnecting the Mind and the Body 120

8 Prisoners of the Past: Memory, Trauma, and Recovery 145

9 Making Sense of Our Lives: Attachment and the Storytelling Brain 166

10 Our Multiple Selves: Getting in Touch with the Core 190

11 The Neurobiology of "We": Becoming Advocates for One Another 210

12 Time and Tides: Confronting Uncertainty and Mortality 232

Epilogue: Widening the Circle: Expanding the Self 255

Acknowledgments 263

Appendix 267

Notes 271

Index 301

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