Internationally acclaimed author and physician Daniel Siegel, MD, is the featured speaker at Butler Hospital’s 16th Annual Irving M. Rosen, MD, Memorial Program on Spirituality and Health, which will be held on Monday, April 5, from 8:30 pm to 12:30 pm in the hospital’s Ray Conference Center.
Dr. Siegel will teach mindsight, a skill that stabilizes the lens through which people come to sense their feelings, thoughts, and memories, and how this can be used in clinical practice. Mindsight promotes more meaningful and empathic relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent and resilient mind. During the presentation, Dr. Siegel will also join the audience in an exploration of how to cultivate mindsight and wellness in their internal and interpersonal worlds and create more compassion and kindness in their lives. Research studies of physical health, emotional well-being, longevity, happiness, and even wisdom suggest that our ability to be aware of our own internal world and to feel deeply connected to others is at the heart of both resilience and mental health.
Dr. Siegel is executive director of the Mindsight Institute in Los Angeles, California, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is the author of numerous publications and books including Mindsight: The New Science of Transformation (Random House 2010).
The program is $60, which includes three continuing education credits physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and mental health counselors.