Dr. Dan Siegel at the Sanctuary
Dan Siegel will be coming to Smithfield for a public talk on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:15pm. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the leading minds in mindfulness and neurobiology.
Check out this video of Dan Siegel on the importance of an integrated brain for Holistic Wellbeing!
Dan will be dropping by the Lighthouse Cinema to give a talk on how reflection and mindfulness practice can lead to an integrated brain, which creates the conditions for social, psychological, and physiological flourishing.
A word from Dan:
We’ll dive deeply into the nature of presence, and how learning a reflective practice such as the Wheel of Awareness can build the mental skills of focused attention, open awareness, and kind intention that research suggests are three pillars of mind training that have been empirically shown to cultivate important aspects of social, psychological, and physiological flourishing.
When:Wednesday, June 19th at 6:15pm
Where: Lighthouse Cinema hosted by the Sanctuary
Daniel J. Siegel is an internationally acclaimed author, award winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at UCLA, where he serves as Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siege’s books include The NYT Bestselling Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, No-Drama Discipline, The Whole-Brain Child, Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, and The Mindful Therapist. His latest book, MIND: The Journey to the Heart of Being Human, set for release on October 18, 2016, addresses some of our most pressing personal and global questions about identity, connection, and the cultivation of well-being in our lives. For more information, visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com.
We will explore and experience the ways in which our inner subjective lives, our interpersonal relationships, and our objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance for meaning, connection, and equanimity in our lives. We’ll explore the notion that the mind may be an “emergent process” that arises from energy and information flow. Seeing the mind this way will help us illuminate the nature of consciousness and the central role of being aware, of being present in life. Linking differentiated elements into a coherent whole is what integration is—and integration may be at the heart of well-being. Our workshop will provide the setting for integrating consciousness itself with a Wheel of Awareness practice in which we will differentiate the knowns of consciousness on the rim of a metaphoric wheel from the knowing in the hub and systematically link them with a spoke of attention. Come join me in this exploration of well-being in our lives!