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Dan Siegel and Jack Kornfield on mindfulness and the interpersonal neurobiology connection
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Mindfulness-based interventions have emerged as clinically effective for mental health, and an ever-increasing number of therapists are integrating them into their practice. Join Jack and Dan as they discuss how mindfulness can deepen the therapeutic relationship while providing numerous benefits to patients and practitioners alike, including:
“Mindfulness exercises produce literal changes in the brain’s connections, significantly affecting how well a person interacts with other people and adapts to difficult situations.”
—Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is the director of the Mindsight Institute and codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of The Mindful Brain and Parenting from the Inside Out. His internationally acclaimed bestseller, The Developing Mind, has been used by a number of organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Vatican. Dr. Siegel is the founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Jack Kornfield has been teaching meditation globally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. He is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. His many books have been translated into 22 languages and sold more than 1.5 million copies. He is a grandfather and husband, and holds a PhD in clinical psychology.
We hope you enjoy the conversation and discover how mindfulness can benefit therapists and patients.