Dr. Dan Siegel

The Verdict Is In — The case for attachment theory

While many schools of psychotherapy have held that our early experiences with our caretakers have a powerful impact on our adult functioning, there have been plenty of hard-nosed academics and researchers who’ve remained unconvinced. Back in 1968, psychologist Walter Mischel created quite a stir when he challenged the concept that we even have a core …

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The Psychological Effects of the Conflicting Stories We Hear

Whatever one’s political beliefs—and I myself live in a family with many disparate views represented—one thing is clear: there are psychological consequences to the protracted unease and tension that so many feel today. As babies, our connection to our caregivers—our attachment figures—provides us not only with comfort and connection, but a way of making sense …

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The Mindsight and Kindness of Mr. Rogers’ Brain

Emotions are “Mentionable and Manageable”: The Mindsight and Kindness of Mr. Rogers’ Brain

In 1969, Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, spoke at a United States Senate hearing in support of public television and successfully convinced the committee of the value for the much-needed funding for children’s educational television. In that presentation, Mr. Rogers stated that emotions can be “mentionable and manageable,” and demonstrated a deep …

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The Yes Brain – A Welcome Note

The Yes Brain – A Welcome Note

We’re thrilled to announce my next book with Tina Payne Bryson, The Yes Brain – available everywhere on January 9, 2018. As The Whole-Brain Child laid out the stages of a child’s development, and No-Drama Discipline focused on one of the most important aspects of child-rearing, The Yes Brain is centered on fostering resilience in children as they grow. Tina and I created a short …

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Disorganized attachment and defense: exploring John Bowlby’s unpublished reflections

Taylor & Francis Samantha Reisz, Robbie Duschinsky, Daniel Siegel Main and Solomon were the first to create a formal infant Strange Situation classification of attachment disorganization. Bowlby’s reflections on the underlying psychological processes of such behaviors, however, began early in his career, including the term “disorganization.” Most of these remained unpublished but are available through …

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Disorganized attachment in infancy: a review of the phenomenon and its implications for clinicians and policy-makers

Taylor & Francis Pehr Granqvist, L. Alan Sroufe, Mary Dozier, Erik Hesse, Miriam Steele, Marinus van Ijzendoorn, Judith Solomon, Carlo Schuengel ORCID Icon, Pasco Fearon, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Howard Steele, Jude Cassidy, Elizabeth Carlson, Sheri Madigan, Deborah J Disorganized/Disoriented (D) attachment has seen widespread interest from policy makers, practitioners, and clinicians in recent years. However, some …

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Some insight to share with you on my newest course!

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo Just in time for summer, it’s with great excitement that I present to you my new course: The Mindsight Approach to Well-Being: A Comprehensive Course in Interpersonal Neurobiology. If you’ve ever seen me speak, you may have realized that I …

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go behind the scenes of my new book - mind!

Go Behind the Scenes of My New Book – MIND!

I’m very excited to share with you some great behind-the-scenes videos put together by our team to give you a deeper look at my new book, MIND: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. In the seven short videos below, I discuss some of the topics covered in the book, along with some fun facts, …

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Presence, Integration, and Cultivation of Well-Being in Relationships and Family Systems

New Course: Presence, Integration, and the Cultivation of Well-Being in Relationships and Family Systems

Presence, Integration, and Cultivation of Well-Being in Relationships and Family Systems This new course, launching on July 14 — and only available for a limited time — focuses on how making sense of our experiences and relationships shapes the way we interact with others and the world around us. Cultivating presence can help support important changes in neural structure that …

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