Professor Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Professor Daniel J. Siegel
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Los Angeles
By linking a wide range of disciplines together, we offer this definition of one aspect of the mind as the emergent, self-organizing, embodied, and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information. This view enables us to see energy and information flow as the fundamental element of a system from which the mind arises.

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also the founding codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. In addition, he is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, which focuses on the development of mindsight—our human capacity to perceive the mind of the self and others—in individuals, families, and communities.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both professional and lay audiences. He is the author or coauthor of five New York Times best sellers: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence; Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human; Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain; The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind; and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. His other books include Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation; The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being; and The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child. Dr. Siegel also serves as the founding series editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, which contains more than 70 textbooks.

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