Cut Off from the Neck Down

A big excerpt from Daniel Siegel’s “Mindsight” is up at wheretheclientis.com.  Dr. Siegel is a prolific brain science-meets therapy-meets mindfulness writer, based at UCLA.  PR says:

• Is there a memory that torments you, or an irrational fear you can’ t shake?
• Do you sometimes become unreasonably angry or upset and find it hard to calm down?
• Do you ever wonder why you can’t stop behaving the way you do, no matter how hard you try?
• Are you and your child (or parent, partner, or boss) locked in a seemingly inevitable pattern of conflict?

What if you could escape traps like these and live a fuller, richer, happier life? This isn’t mere speculation but the result of twenty-five years of careful hands-on clinical work by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D…Using case histories from his practice, he shows how, by following the proper steps, nearly everyone can learn how to focus their attention on the internal world of the mind in a way that will literally change the wiring and architecture of their brain.

A full chapter–“Cut Off from the Neck Down”–is here.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW