Attachment, Trauma & Psychotherapy: Neural Integration as a Pathway to Resilience and Well-Being
DON’T MISS your only opportunity to see this seminar in-person!
With DANIEL SIEGEL, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm and Mindsight and the leading expert on the confluence of interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness and psychotherapy
Join world-renowned neuropsychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm and Mindsight, Dr. Dan Siegel, for this seminar and explore the properties of psychological well-being and how new scientific insights are providing us with a deeper understanding of why psychotherapy works. As we continue to discover more about neural integration and the deeply social nature of the brain we are moving towards remarkable new insights into the nature of the mind.
Three human experiences have been documented as promoting well-being: secure attachment, mindfulness meditation, and effective psychotherapy. You will explore how these systems share similar neural mechanisms and the implications that this has for both attaining a state of well-being and transforming the brain.
In this seminar, discover how the classic descriptions of major psychopathology – from autism to bipolar disorder – reveal blockages to neural differentiation and linkage in regions of the brain involved in social cognition and self-regulation. Take home new approaches to clinical assessment that are based on revealing the precise impairment to integration, and offering a new conceptual framework for your clinical practice.
Dr. Siegel is a pioneer in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. He is the author of 10 books and does several different presentations throughout world. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx. Do not miss this rare and exciting opportunity to learn from one of the world’s foremost experts and captivating presenter!
- How attachment relationships shape the brain
- Neural integration and self-regulation
- Interpersonal communication and inter-neuronal linkages
- The categories of attachment
- Developmental trauma and its impact on brain growth
- Abuse, neglect, and attachment
- Disorganized attachment and unsolvable fear
- The biological paradox of attachment figures as a source of terror
- Dissociation as a developmental result of trauma
- The PART we play as therapists
- The healing power of presence
- Attunement the sea inside
- Resonance and dyadic integration
- Trust and the social engagement system of the brain
- The framework of integration and health
- Chaos and rigidity as outcomes of impaired integration
- Harmony and coherence
- The recursive quality of integration
Mind and Brain in Therapy
- Is the mind simply “brain activity” or something more?
- Using the mind to change the brain
- The central role of neuroplasticity in the mechanism of therapy
- The self-organizing aspect of mind in therapy
- Relationships and the brain
Well-being and Resilience
- Aiming for more than relief of symptoms
- Integration at the heart of kindness, compassion, and creativity
- The ease of well-being
- Relational and neural integration at the heart of resilience and health
- List the 4 categories of attachment.
- Identify the correlations between adult and child attachment groupings.
- Define the 4S’s of attachment and how they foster secure attachment.
- Identify 4 mindfulness traits and how to use in your clinical work.
- Outline how neural integration is promoted by mindful awareness practice.
- Describe 3 essential aspects of neural plasticity.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization that focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.
Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA.
Dr. Siegel publishes extensively for the professional audience. He is the coeditor of the Handbook of Psychiatry and the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Guilford, 1999). This book introduces the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Justice, The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Microsoft and Google. The Developing Mind, Second Edition was published in March 2012.
Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over three dozen textbooks. He has also authored Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self- Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive with Mary Hartzell, M.ED. (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton, 2007), Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Random House, 2010), The Mindful Therapist (Norton, 2010), The Whole-Brain Child (Random House, 2011), Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton, 2012), and his latest book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Tarcher, 2014).
Dr. Siegel’s ability to make complicated concepts exciting as well as easy to understand has led him to be invited to address local, national and international organizations where he speaks to groups of educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, clergy and neuroscientists. He lives in southern California with his family.