Shayne Recommends: The Neurobiology of ‘We’

Neurobiology of We - David SiegelThe Neurobiology of 'We': How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Daniel J. Siegel M.D


Shayne says:

This book is for those who enjoy the science of the brain, the neurobiological response of emotional trauma, and the ways that we can transform as we heal.

Dan Siegel explains the difference between the mind and the brain. Interpersonal neurobiology impacts our perspectives and response to stress. This book creates hope and helps the reader realize that we can evolve and change brain chemistry with awareness and understanding. I really love Dan Siegel's soft tone in how he explains something incredibly complex.

From the Publisher

If you think your brain and mind are one, think again. According to the interpersonal neurobiology pioneer Daniel J. Siegel, the mind actually emerges out of the interaction between your brain and relationships. Now, with The Neurobiology of "We", Dr. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development - one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for you, your family, or even your community.

The Author

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities.

Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over 70 textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include his five New York Times bestsellers: Aware: The science and practice of presence, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Power of Showing Up and The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, and Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com and www.mindsightinstitute.com.

About Shayne Adams


Shayne is a psychotherapist based in Chicago Illinois.  Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and relaxed.  Sessions resemble more of a conversation than a  traditional doctor/patient visit. She does not see her client’s concerns through a critical judgmental lens, instead, she views her clients as struggling while they do their best to navigate a stressful contradictory world. Shayne strives to understand her clients in the context of their unique experience and assist them work through the issues that trouble them.

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