Scientists, clinicians, and mindfulness teachers discuss training the mind to bring more health and resiliency to our lives.
Here, Daniel J. Siegel and Marion F. Solomon have gathered leading writers to discuss such topics as: attention, resilience, and mindfulness; neuroplasticity—how the brain changes its function and structure in response to experience; "loving awareness" as the foundation for mindful living; how mindfulness training can help build empathy and compassion in clinicians; self-compassion; addictions; using breath practice to cultivate well-being; tools for clients who feel disconnected; "therapeutic presence"—how we show up for our clients, how we embody being aware and receptive. The latest entry in the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, this book brings fresh voices to the all-important topics of meditation, mental training, and consciousness.
Mind, Consciousness, and Well-Being offers a unique window into the science and art of taking our understanding of the mind and consciousness and applying it to cultivating well-being in our personal lives and our professional work.
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About the Authors
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and child psychiatrist. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. His books include the New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm and Aware, as well as Mindsight, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Whole-Brain Child. He is the founding editor of the Norton Professional Series on interpersonal neurobiology.
About Paul Brion
Paul Brion has a passion for storytelling. He believes that audiobooks—our most current form of the oral tradition—are the purest of the interactive and co-creative arts. An autodidact with eclectic interests, he enjoys learning about a wide variety of subjects, as he has an avaricious hunger for knowledge.