Mind, Body & Brain: How Nature Connects with Us

Dr. Daniel Siegel

  • What research shows about the impact on our well-being when we are in nature
  • How mindfulness in natural environments slows the aging process and strengthens the immune system
  • How spending time in nature can raise awareness and lower stress for children
  • The complex system of the body’s many brains and their response to nature
  • Staying open to our mind’s ability to deeply connect to more than human life

Daniel Siegel, M.D. 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 that focuses on the development of mindsight and teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Siegel has lectured extensively, including for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. He continues his work as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, which contains over seventy published textbooks.

He is a bestselling author of several books, including Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, and Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. His website is DrDanSiegel.com.

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