Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dan Siegel - Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

I'm sure I posted this once before when it was new, but Dan Siegel is bringing attachment theory into personal practice for all of us, rather than having it be something that only applies to children and parenting.

This video comes from the Google Tech Talks series on personal growth, and his talk is based on the book of the same name, Mindsight.

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation


This interactive talk will examine two major questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? We'll examine the interactions among the mind, the brain, and human relationships and explore ways to create a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and mindful, empathic relationships. Here is one surprising finding: the vast majority (about 95%) of mental health practitioners around the globe, and even many scientists and philosophers focusing on the mind, do not have a definition of what the mind is! In this talk, well offer a working definition of the mind and practical implications for how to perceive and strengthen the mind itself—a learnable skill called mindsight. Then well build on this perspective to explore ways that the mind, the brain, and our relationships are influenced by digital information flow and also how they can be moved toward healthy functioning.

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