I’m Currently Reading: “The Mindful Brain: Reflection & Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being” (Daniel J. Siegel)

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being

by Daniel J. Siegel

Hardcover, 387 pages

Published April 17th 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 2007)

ISBN 039370470X (ISBN13: 9780393704709)

Over the last 20 years, there has been growing attention in the Western world to mindfulness — paying attention to life in the present moment. A leading neurobiologist investigates the phenomenon of mindfulness as it impacts daily life, offering readers insight into personal relationships, emotional behavior, parenting, and work.

From the author of the internationally-acclaimed best-selling text The Developing Mind, and esteemed leader and educator in the field of mental health, comes the first book ever to integrate neuroscience research with the ancient art of mindfulness. The result is a groundbreaking approach to not simply mental health, but life in general, which shows readers how personal awareness and attunement can actually stimulate emotional circuits in the brain, leading to a host of physiological benefits, including greater well-being, resilience, emotional balance, and improved cardiac and immune function. For clinicians and laypeople alike, Siegel’s illuminating discussions of the power of the focused mind provide a wealth of ideas that can transform our lives and deepen our connections with others, and with ourselves.