Daniel Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.
Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is the author of Brainstorm, The Developing Mind, Mindsight and many more.
Favorite Success Quote
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Dan Siegel experienced depression and confusion half way into medical school, so he took a leave of absence in order to discover himself and find out what he wanted to do.
When Dan found out that the man who killed John Lennon thought he was actually John Lennon. This sparked Dan’s interest in the mind and how powerful it can be to do good or bad. This led Dan to question the mind, who we are as human beings and what was important in life.
Anam Cara – John O’Donahue
Love 2.0 – Barbara Fredrickson
The Green Boat – May Pipher
Connect with Dr. Dan Siegel
Dan’s latest book: Brainstorm
Check out Mindsight