Daniel Siegel


Dr. Daniel Siegel is a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is the author of The Mindful Brain, Mindsight, and Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.


Stories by Daniel Siegel

Slide Presentation: The Internal and Interpersonal Nature of the Self-Organizing Mind

By Daniel Siegel | October 2, 2015

Dan Siegel's Slides at Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion


Articles: How the Teen Brain Transforms Relationships

By Daniel Siegel | August 12, 2014

Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.


Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Seek Novelty and Danger

By Daniel Siegel | July 25, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.


Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Turn from Parents to Peers

By Daniel Siegel | July 23, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.


Videos and Podcasts: The Purpose of the Teenage Brain

By Daniel Siegel | July 22, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.


Videos and Podcasts: What is Mindsight?

By Daniel Siegel | October 31, 2010

Daniel Siegel explains the idea of “mindsight” and how it can promote mental health.


Videos and Podcasts: Teaching Mindsight

By Daniel Siegel | October 30, 2010

Daniel Siegel explains how mindsight can be taught to almost anyone, from young children to people in their 90s.


Videos and Podcasts: The Triangle of Well-Being

By Daniel Siegel | October 29, 2010

Daniel Siegel discusses how the interplay between our minds, our brains, and our relationships contribute to well-being.


Videos and Podcasts: Mindsight vs. Emotional Intelligence

By Daniel Siegel | October 28, 2010

Daniel Siegel talks with Christine Carter about how mindsight relates to emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and mindfulness.


Videos and Podcasts: Teach Compassion: Daniel Siegel

By Daniel Siegel | June 2011

Dan Siegel emphasizes compassion as a key component of a healthy mind. Presented as part of the TEDxGoldenGateED event on June 11, 2011.




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