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May 5, 2017—May 7, 2017

Dr. Dan Siegel: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

Continuing Education hours available. For more information, click here. Payment for CE: To pay for continuing education hours, go to the bottom of the registration page and select the $50 optional payment.

We will dive deeply into the nature of subjective experience, consciousness, and information processing—and also explore how another facet of mind can be seen as the “self-organizing emergent, embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information.” This definition enables us to propose that the mind is fully embodied, not limited to the head’s brain. The mind is not even limited by the skin, because it is also relational—involving our connections to other people and the planet. Further, defining the mind as a regulatory process means you can learn to strengthen the monitoring and modulation that make up regulation.  

This exploration will empower us to ask how one cultivates optimal self-organization and to understand how the linking of differentiated parts of a system to each other—a process called “integration”—creates flexible, adaptive, coherent, energized, and stable functioning. This “FACES” flow emerging with integration can be seen as the heart of health.

Teacher bio:

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences.His three New York Times bestsellers are: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. His other books include: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being, and The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration. Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over fifty textbooks.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national, and international groups. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx. 

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