Cue the roaring applause! I am thrilled to share my conversation with the one and only Dr. Dan Siegel about The Yes Brain.
Some big takeaways from this episode include:
1. Learning the importance of a “yes” brain – receptive, present, and open versus the reactivity and rigidity of the “no” brain.
2. We can build resilience in our children by teaching kids what it feels like to be in the “yes” brain mode and widen their window of tolerance for uncomfortable feelings.
3. We can use our minds to actually change the brain’s function and structure.
Dan Siegel is known as a mindfulness expert and for his work developing the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology. Dr. Siegel is Founding Co-Director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. He has written five parenting books, including the three New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm; The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, and Parenting from the Inside Out with Mary Hartzell.
Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting and accessible has led him to be invited to speak to everyone from Pope John Paul II to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His latest book is The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Learn more at DrDanSiegel.com.
I’ve been inspired by and shared Dan Siegel’s work so many times, so it was an incredible honor to have him on the Mindful Mama Podcast.
What do you think? What’s your biggest takeaway? Start the conversation in the comments below.
Thank you so much for reading, my friend. Talk to you soon!
With warmth & lovingkindness,
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