Psychology of Consciousness
THE MINDFUL BRAIN
Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
W.W. Norton & Co., 2007
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Describe cultural traditions that increase awareness of the moment and focus attention
• Explain the attunement of one person focusing on the internal world of another
• Recognize mindfulness as a personal internal experience
• Describe why turning to the brain illuminates understanding of the mind
• Describe intentional training of mindfulness
• Describe the implications of mindfulness for education, clinical work, and the discipline of psychotherapy
• Describe interpersonal neurobiology
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, and co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.