Mindsight: Change Your Brain And Your Life

Mindsight: Change Your Brain And Your Life

Book Title: Mindsight: Change Your Brain And Your Life

Author: Bessel A. van der Kolk

Format: Paperback | 336 pages

Publication Date: 22 Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9781921844997

The groundbreaking bestseller on how your capacity for insight and empathy allows you to make positive changes in your brain - and in your life. Daniel J. Siegel, widely recognised as a pioneer in the field of mental health, coined the term 'mindsight' to describe the innovative integration of brain science with the practice of psychotherapy. Combining the latest research findings with case studies from his practice, he demonstrates how mindsight can be applied to alleviate a range of psychological and interpersonal problems - from anxiety disorders to ingrained patterns of behaviour. With warmth and humour, Dr Siegel shows us how to observe the working of our minds, allowing us to understand why we think, feel, and act the way we do; and how, by following the proper steps, we can literally change the wiring and architecture of our brains. Both practical and profound, Mindsight offers exciting new proof that we have the ability - at any stage in our lives - to transform our thinking, our wellbeing, and our relationships. 'A must read-read for anyone who wishes to have a happier, more productive life.' Eugene Beresin, MD, professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 'Relevant, utterly compelling, and even life-altering.' Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of Full Catastrophe Living 'A Daring plan of action for a wiser and kinder life.' Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife