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Daniel Siegel, MD

Author, renowned psychiatrist

Daniel Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Also at UCLA, he is a founding codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.

As the executive director of the Mindsight Institute—which offers online learning and in-person lectures focusing on the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities—he is also addressing the intersection of human relationships with basic biological processes. As a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, he studied family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory, and narrative.

Known for his unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting to a range of audiences, Dr. Siegel has addressed diverse local, national, and international groups, including Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the King of Thailand, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.

His books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Therapist, The Whole-Brain Child, Brainstorm, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. He speaks internationally to many different groups, including teachers, mental health and healthcare professionals, business leaders, and to the general public. He lives in Southern California with his family.

Previous Programs

Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood

Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood

June 30 - July 2, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if only we could understand what’s going on in the adolescent mind? Believe or not, now we can! This workshop uses the interdisciplinary developmental approach in the field of interpersonal neurobiology to dive deeply into the parenting experience of supporting the growth of adolescents into young adulthood and beyond....

Mindsight in Leadership

Mindsight in Leadership

October 6 - 8, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Master the most valuable cutting-edge skill needed in business today. Increase your efficacy as a leader and hone your ability to foster inspired professional relationships by developing the skill of mindsight—a term coined by Daniel J. Siegel to describe the ability to perceive the workings of one’s own mind and the minds of others. Mindsight...

The Art and Science of Connecting Mind, Body, and Emotion for Student Success Conference

The Art and Science of Connecting Mind, Body, and Emotion for Student Success Conference

January 12 - 15, 2018

Friday - Monday, 3 nights

It’s time for us to reimagine how schools can prepare students for success in college, career, and community, as well as equip them with evidence-based tools for cultivating new habits for health and wellbeing over a lifetime. The research is compelling—students’ academic achievement is highly dependent on cognitive, physical, and emotional wellbeing. In this gathering...

Cultivating Stress Resilience

Cultivating Stress Resilience

April 20 - 22, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Immerse yourself in learning during a deeply restorative and joyful weekend with Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, and Elissa Epel, PhD, renowned health psychology researcher on stress, aging, and meditation. Developing stronger skills for stress resilience can enhance emotional and physical health and slow biological aging.  Stress resilience is...