14: Dr. Dan Siegel: Mindsight the New Science of Personal Transformation


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

Early Challenge

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.

Ah-Hah Moment

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.

Influential Books

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

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One Response to 14: Dr. Dan Siegel: Mindsight the New Science of Personal Transformation

  1. Kermit Vestal January 29, 2014 at 5:36 am #

    Wow, this guy is a genius and so is Andrew for interviewing him and conducting a brilliant interview.