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CBD 2019: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence with Dan Seigel, MD

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305

This lecture provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life.

An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this lecture will teach viewers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.

Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence will help you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.

Learning Objectives:

1. List 3 aspects of mind-training that research has demonstrated improve well-being.

2. Outline the components of the Wheel of Awareness that are a part of integrating consciousness.

3. Name the 3 P’s of a probability view of the mind and how these correlate with the Wheel of Awareness.

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind (2nd Ed.), The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, and The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D). Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over seventy textbooks.   

Registration opens here September 10, 2019 at 9:00am. 

Free and open to everyone.

A BeWell Berry is awarded to University faculty/staff for registered participation in 6 of the Contemplation By Design Summit's numerous PEACE Guided Meditations.

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Medicine Stanford Prevention Research Center, Contemplation By Design, Stanford University Speakers Bureau
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