From a pioneer in the field of mental health comes a groundbreaking book on the healing power of ‘mindsight’, the capacity for insight and empathy that allows you to make positive changes in your brain and in your life.
A Harvard-trained physician and clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. coined the term mindsight to describe the innovative integration of brain science with the practice of psychotherapy. With a wealth of personal, hands-on experience, and access to the latest research findings, Dr Siegel is ideally placed to introduce this powerful therapeutic tool to a wide audience. Using interactive examples and case histories from his practice, he shows how mindsight can be applied to alleviate a range of psychological and interpersonal problems from anxiety disorders to ingrained patterns of behaviour.
With warmth and humour, Dr Siegel shows us how to observe the working of our minds, allowing us to understand why we think, feel, and act the way we do, and how, by following the proper steps, we can literally change the wiring and architecture of our brains. Both practical and profound, Mindsight offers exciting new proof that we have the ability, at any stage in our lives, to transform our thinking, our wellbeing, and our relationships.
‘Mindsight is a rare book. Rooted in groundbreaking scientific research and searching professional practice, it is also a deeply compassionate and human account of what it is to be human.” Sir Ken Robinson, author of the Element: How finding your passion changes everything.