Last weekend's episode of All in the Mind featured an interview with author and neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Siegel, talking about his most recent book on the teenage brain, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (2104).
Sunday 20 April 2014
All in the Mind | Lynne Malcolm
When you’re a teenager, life is on fire, wildly exciting with limitless possibilities. It can also be overwhelming and dangerous. In the past raging hormones have been blamed – but we’re now learning that it’s down to the very particular and important way that the adolescent brain develops. Professor Dan Siegel has researched the brain and emotional development of children and now he focuses on the emerging adolescent mind during the years between 12 and 24. With a new understanding of the science and purpose behind this stage of development he suggests ways for young people to capture the positive essence of adolescence, based on mindful awareness techniques.
Audio: Hear about the Wheel of Awareness practice, one of Dr Dan Siegel’s mindsight exercises | Download MP3 (2.9MB)
GuestsProfessor Daniel J. SiegelClinical professor of psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles, Author
PublicationsBrainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Daniel J. Siegel (2014)
An Inside-Out Guide to The Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12 to 24
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
Daniel J. Siegel (2010)
Change your brain and your life
- Dr. Dan Siegel website
- Lifeline 131114
- Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
- Sane Australia