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Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, a faculty member of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. His research interests include studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory, and narrative, and studying the impact of mindfulness on the mind, brain, and human relationships. He is the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization that focuses on how the development of mindsight can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. As a psychotherapist in private practice, Dr. Siegel works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.


Dr. Siegel has published extensively on the benefits of mindfulness, including two professional books, The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being and The Mindful Therapist, and a book for general readers, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. These books explore the nature of mindful awareness as a process that harnesses the social circuitry of the brain to promote mental, physical, and relational health.

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