compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
THE GREAT LEAPS FORWARD in PSYCHOLOGY
have come from original insights that suddenly clarify our experience
from a fresh angle, revealing hidden patterns of connection. Freud's
theory of the unconscious and Darwin's model of evolution continue
to help us understand the findings from current research on human
behaviour and some of the mysteries of our daily lives.
Daniel Siegel's theory of MINDSIGHT - the brain's capacity for both
insight and empathy - offers a similar "Aha!". He makes sense for us
out of the cluttered confusions of our sometimes maddening and messy
A gifted and sensitive clinician, as well as a master synthesizer of research
findings from neuroscience and child development, Dr. Siegel gives us
a map forward. Over the years he has continually broken new ground in
his writing on the brain, psychotherapy, and child-rearing; his seminars
for professionals are immensely popular.
The brain he reminds us, is a social organ. MINDSIGHT is the core concept
in "interpersonal neurobiology", a field Dr. Siegel has pioneered. This
two-person view of what goes on in the brain lets us understand how our
daily interactions matter neurologically, shaping neural circuits. Every parent
helps sculpt the growing brain of a child; the ingredients of a healthy mind
include an attuned, empathic parent - one with MINDSIGHT. Such parenting
fosters this same crucial ability in a child.
MINDSIGHT plays an integrative role in the triangle connecting
relationships, mind, and brain. As energy and information flow among
these elements of human experience, patterns emerge that shape all
three (and brain here includes its extensions via the nervous system
throughout the body).
This vision is holistic in the true sense of the word, inclusive of our whole being.
THE Evolution of Consciousness in FACT
With MINDSIGHT we can better know and manage this vital flow of being.
You can think of MINDSIGHT as a very special lens that gives us the capacity
to perceive the mind with greater clarity than before. This lens is something
that virtually everyone can develop, and once we have it we can dive deeply
into the mental sea inside, exploring our own inner lives and those of others.
A uniquely human ability, MINDSIGHT allows us to examine closely, in detail
and depth, the processes by which we think, feel and behave. And it allows
us to reshape and redirect our inner experiences so that we have more freedom
of choice in our everyday actions, more power to create the future, to become
the author of our own story. Another way to put it is that MINDSIGHT is the
basic skill that underlies everything we mean when we speak of having
social and emotional intelligence.
MINDSIGHT - our ability to look within and perceive the mind -
to reflect on our experience -
is every bit as essential to our well-being.
MINDSIGHT• IS our seventh sense.
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NO THING happens in LIVING NATURE that is not in relation to
THE WHOLE as the BALANCED ECO-SYSTEM which Homo Sapiens
must now restore to ensure the survival of LIFE on EARTH.
The MINDFULNESS Mind Map provides a matrix of 49 "tunnels" - designed for and by the masses - allowing access to a place conducive to Coexistence, Cooperation and Collaboration - such that the collective all-inclusive first person singular present tense, third person objective - point of view - will then lead to the establishment of a new model & method of wealth creation, mutually beneficial to ALL.
“I reminded him that with regular exercise, a good diet, and sleep, he could set the foundation for promoting neuroplasticity. Jonathan and I made a verbal agreement that he would follow this “prescription” for health. It’s amazing how often these basics of brain health are ignored. Exercise is an underrated treatment—and now we know that aerobics not only releases the endorphins that can combat a down mood but also promotes the growth of the brain. Eating regularly and well, balancing the various food groups, and avoiding excess sugar and stimulants can help to reduce mood swings. And sleep, though in short supply and difficult at times to initiate for Jonathan, is a healer that can be approached in a systematic way. Sleep hygiene includes setting up a calming routine before bed. Minimizing caffeine or other stimulants once evening approaches, if not before; shutting off digital stimulation an hour or two before sleeping; and quiet activities such as taking a bath, listening to soothing music, or reading a book can all help the body as well as the mind to settle. With these brain hygiene basics in our contract, we could move into our specific efforts to promote integration.” ~ Dan Siegel from Mindsight