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Do You Really Understand How Your Brain Works?

Podcast with Dan Siegel

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Dr. Dan Siegel, who’s a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Centre at UCLA, and the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families, and communities.

An award-winning educator, Dan is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind. How Relationships and The Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, and his recent New York Times bestseller, Aware: The Science and Practise of Presence.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible has led him to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many other leaders and organizations all over the world.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how to integrate our brains to care for our wellbeing and enhance our performance at work – especially when we’re feeling uncertain or insecure.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:15] – Dan explains why interpersonal neurobiology offers important insights for all of us when it comes to caring for wellbeing in workplaces.
  • [06:20] – Dan offers some tips for helping leaders to understand the potential practical impacts of harnessing interpersonal neurobiology as we work.
  • [08:01] – Dan explains why we need to integrate all the parts of our brains in order to care for our wellbeing and improve our performance at work.
  • [11:45] – Dan provides some practical, easy-to-apply examples to help integrate the different parts of your brain as you work.
  • [16:24] – Dan shares some tips on how we can create better neurological integration in our relationships with others as we work.
  • [19:17] – Dan shares how leaders can help people feel seen, safe, soothed, and secure as we work together.
  • [24:15] – Dan offers some recommendations on the role of leaders as more people experience and share their traumas in workplaces – for example as a result of COVID.
  • [29:13] – Dan completes the Lightning Round.

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