The New Science of Personal Transformation

eBook - 2010
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Foreword by Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.

This groundbreaking book, from one of the global innovators in the integration of brain science with psychotherapy, offers an extraordinary guide to the practice of "mindsight," the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. From anxiety to depression and feelings of shame and inadequacy, from mood swings to addictions, OCD, and traumatic memories, most of us have a mental "trap" that causes recurring conflict in our lives and relationships. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, shows us how to use mindsight to escape these traps. Through his synthesis of a broad range of scientific research with applications to everyday life, Dr. Siegel has developed novel approaches that have helped hundreds of patients free themselves from obstacles blocking their happiness. By cultivating mindsight, all of us can effect positive, lasting changes in our brains--and our lives. A book as inspiring as it is profound, Mindsight can help us master our emotions, heal our relationships, and reach our fullest potential.
Published: New York : Bantam Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780553907100


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Dec 01, 2016

Patronizing anecdotal drivel. Affirmative statements, Wikipedia-level science and borrowed metaphors feigning profundity. A marketing tool to sell other texts, seminars and lectures. Pseudoscience. Deepest contempt for the writer.

Oct 13, 2015

Lots of information about different types of brain integration explained in lay terms. Lots of case studies to show how the scientific information is applied. I've seen Dan Siegel in person and heard him lecture. He's a fantastic and engaging science brain!

Dec 31, 2014

A very interesting book that is well written and informative, without being overly technical. The case studies were insightful as well as practical in providing some clearer understanding of how our brain works, how it can thwart our conscious thought processes and more importantly how we can take corrective action.

Nov 06, 2010

The author explained and gave some psychological concepts and demonstrating cases in patients with mental disturbance.

As a reader who is seeking interesting facts about how mind works, I gained some knowledge of the circuits and information processing flow of the brain but felt many description of the cases is lengthy and unnecessary while understand that the author was trying to make the science-telling more vivid and interesting. The book's word counts could be reduced to at least half to make the point more concise and efficient.


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