The Mindful Brain

Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being

Leading neurobiologist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., presents a new framework for maintaining mental health and well-being. Three human experiences have been documented as promoting well-being: secure attachment, mindfulness meditation, and effective psychotherapy.  Siegel's unifying theory shows that the effects of these three experiences have a similar neural mechanism. Siegel uses theory, science, and anecdote to reveal how to transform the brain as well as promote well-being.


“A notable science title that smartly combines the personal, the clinical and the spiritual.”

- Publishers Weekly

"The Mindful Brain marks a major landmark in the merging field of contemplative neuroscience." 

- Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

"This is the first book I've read that successfully, intelligently, and interestingly integrates the two different perspectives of mindfulness theory and practice: mindfulness derived from meditation, and mindfulness without meditation, as I've studied it. Bravo!"

- Ellen J. Langer, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity

"A brilliant and visionary wedding of mindfulness and neurobiology.  Siegel's book stands out for its skillful weaving together of the interpersonal, the inner world, the latest science, and practical applications, all envisioned as a whole."

- Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center, and author of A Path With Heart

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