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From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.
Based on thirty years of work with patients and on research drawn from nearly a dozen scientific fields, Mindsight brings these concepts alive through vivid case histories that show what happens when mindsight is missing, and how it can be strengthened in nine essential areas. Listeners of My Stroke of Insight or The Brain that Changes Itself will discover new ideas about memory, emotion, trauma and brain-mind integration - plus a richer sense of their own humanity.
©2010 Daniel J. Siegel (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Annie M. on 02-24-10

DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!

Even if you hated your college psych classes, you will love this book. Siegel brilliantly shows--through case histories with his own patients--the connection between what we experienced as children and the physical responses our brains had to those experiences. And how it all adds up to how we act as adults.

With all the talk about right brain/left brain going on these days, this books shows how we become more one than the other. And how you can change that if you need to.

I especially love how he uses mindfulness meditation (nah, don't be scared) to help his patients get in touch with their inner workings. And what revelations come from it!

This book is touching, funny, incisive, and truly beautiful.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 08-18-10

Best psychological model I've heard of..

Essentially illuminating inner conversations which form personality traits and actions, Daniel's self-awareness meditation based therapy empowers clients to dissect their inner motivation for abnormal behavior. I've never heard someone get more clearly to the root of the problem. Grounded in reality and respectively fact, his case studies are relevant to the point that I have suggested this book to friends with exact same issues.

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By Dr on 12-01-14

Great insight into the mind

If you could sum up Mindsight in three words, what would they be?

Moving, life-changing, fascinating

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mindsight?

The fact we all see different things when we look at the same object based on our past experience.

What about Daniel J. Siegel’s performance did you like?

Good balance of science and anecdote. the case studies really help to illustrate the points. The description of the brain is fascinating and easy to understand.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What is the mind?

Any additional comments?

Great book for helping you think through your past and that of your significat other and how it has made you what you are and more importantly that you can change if you want to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shabra Dowson on 12-23-12

Effective personal development.

Brilliant audio book, it’s read by the author and it felt like having my own wise therapist telling me all the good stuff I needed to hear. If you’re interested in the way the brain works and also interested in the way your particular brain works then this is for you. He is clued up on the latest research and suggests wise things to do like mindfulness meditation and taking exercise. It isn’t escapist listening so maybe not the best thing in the car if you’re already stressed about life. I’m ready to listen to it all again and I’ve also bought the book as a reference.

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By Michael on 08-25-15

Masterful

A masterful work by a humble unassailable expert. I was introduced to this work to help understand and free myself from a very traumatic past. I recommend the book to anyone who knew pain growing up, any parent who would like to ensure they don't pass on their own pain to their children.

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By Nathan on 11-29-16

A key understanding and happiness in all people :)

Every human could benefit greatly from reading and understanding the concepts of the mind within this book , loved it ! one of the best books I've ever listened to , thank you Daniel .

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