Dan Siegel, MD

Beginning with an Integrative Classroom

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn practical tips for how you can communicate with students so that they feel heard and safe, even when a child is experiencing emotional disregulation

  • Dive into what the mind and emotions actually are, and understand what you can do to help kids cultivate the 5 qualities of integration

  • Explore the 3 components of mind training that can lead to longer, happier lives, and learn the benefits of starting mindfulness with yourself

About Dan Siegel, MD

Dr. 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 three books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, and The Power of Showing Up (to be released 1/7/20). His other books include: The Developing Mind, 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.

You can learn more about Dr. Siegel at his website.

About Dzung Vo, MD

Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, is the Head of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada, and co-founder and director of the BC Children's Hospital Centre for Mindfulness. He co-developed a mindfulness training program called MARS-A, or Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents. Dr. Vo also developed a Mindful Healing course for health care providers, adapted from Mindful Practice (Ron Epstein and Michael Krasner) and other sources. Dr. Vo is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM) and the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN).

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  1. Phyllis October 18, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love ALL of your work and insights! However, I don’t understand where you get this ratio of holding the breath after inhale? As a C-IAYT (I have over 10,000 yoga teaching hours), and studying yoga for 40 years; we would not hold after inhale to create calm in the body. A longer exhale than inhale (i.e. 4 seconds in, 8 seconds out) brings us into parasympathetic. For more calming….hold after exhale (but not for longer than the exhale). There’s science behind this. Holding after inhale for longer than the inhale can easily lend towards anxiety. Please feel free to go to the website and check this out.

  2. Libby Edmonds October 17, 2019 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you for an amazing presentation. So much content and information to learn from. I work as a EQ faciliator in South Africa and practice mindful meditation. I resonate with your comment that yes SEL and mindfulness are one. I love the MWE – as you said we have Ubuntu in South Africa – sadly a practice that is not been well used with our current crime and violence stats particularly in our schools. I would love to connect with your SA PhD student. Pls could you send me his details Libby.equilbium

  3. Griselda Guash October 17, 2019 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you. I love each moment and how modify and monitor. Is a geat add to my background. Thank you.

  4. Irene Kenison October 17, 2019 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Very interesting and enlightening view of self/mind as both inside and relational. I am excited about encouraging kindness in a social network – love the MWE.

  5. Betty October 17, 2019 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Wooow! What a spectacular presentation!!! ”MWE” = Cosmic Education (M.Montessori knew that 100 years ago)
    THANK YOU! 💖✨

  6. Aaron October 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    “Ubuntu” is the way we great each other at the school I work at! I am so happy to hear that this simple word, and understanding of life, came into this conversation.

  7. FRANCIA D ESPINOSA October 17, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Great information, love MWE and how easy is the concept of monitoring and modifying to approach emotions.

  8. Ana Cristina Perez October 17, 2019 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you Dr. Siegel, i really enjoyed all your conference.

  9. Loretta Curtin October 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Amazing. I love Dan Seigel so much. Mwe is my new favourite word!

  10. Karen Moles October 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    The biggest take home for me is the monitoring aspect. If we don’t recognize what we are doing, thinking, feeling etc, how can we take responsibility for that which we do not see.

    So much insight and so much gratitude for your time and dedication to changing humanity🙏🏻

  11. Gabriela Deffis October 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Very interesting and grounded session. The easy way to explained it make easy remember to be present when we communicate with others. Thank you doctors Siegel and Dzung Vo

  12. Marina October 17, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    FANTASTIC!! Powerful! Thank you!

  13. Wendy Baron October 17, 2019 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Such a powerful message–3 pillars of mind training: strengthen focus/attention; develop open awareness; build kind intentions. And…that mind training alters our telomeres and slows aging! What could be better than that?! Thank you, Dan Siegel!! MWE

  14. Norma Silver October 17, 2019 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing, I’m much more clear about communicating with children, adults, and with my inner self because of this videos which gives ideas on how to listen to another person and also how to include oneself. it’s a precious gift you’ve both given! Applause! By the way, I’ve used mindfulness and have had excellent help with my trauma incident and am now approaching my 91st birthday. I started the healing journey by getting help at the age of 20. Again , many thanks for keeping on the healing journey.

  15. Fiona October 17, 2019 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Thank you for a very informative session.

  16. Gill October 17, 2019 at 6:15 am - Reply

    can you guide us to which of Dr Siegel’s books have this information?

  17. Susanne October 17, 2019 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Thank you so much. The impact of your view as a scientist is strengthening and accumulating my so known spiritual experiences and as a practicioner and educator on music, languages and traditional mediation in stillness and movement, i feel highly motivated to move on that path. Your research and outcome with your talks and books do really support practicioners and spiritual people follwing their path and then finding methods to educate. I am writing from Japan.
    Best wishes and good health for you.

  18. Ana isabel Rodriguez October 17, 2019 at 5:11 am - Reply

    This information is gold, love mwe and how easy is the concept of monitoring and modifying to aproach emotions. Thank you

  19. Claudia October 17, 2019 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Wonderful and inspiring presentation! Thank you!

  20. Valerie Kelly October 17, 2019 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Joined the CASEL group five years ago! Mindful Certification two years ago…parallels all the way around. The presentations from Mindful Zones to Educators, parents and students has one fundamental message for all: Self practice=self regulation and teaching by Example. I do. We do. You do.

  21. Maria Jose October 17, 2019 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Great presentation, powerful ideas. Loved the concept of expanding the view of self MWE

  22. Emma Gonzalez October 16, 2019 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing your info.

  23. Isabel Arline Duque October 16, 2019 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you Dr. Siegel, I have read your books and I think my students will be benefited from what I had learned today in this presentation.I was amazed to hear about the three pillars you had presented and the idea of developing Compassion among students coming from a Scientist like you not defending any specific contemplative tradition.
    Yes, your presentation was very clear and enlightening to many teachers like me, moreover when we need to introduce Mindfulness to parents in a specific school without touching any religious or philosophical tradition but we need to talk about the mind and the inner self from the point of view of the Neurosciences.In Latin America this is very important when dealing with the socio-emotional education and taking students into real XXI century education.I was delighted to hear about the” MWE” (Me and We) concept.
    Thanks again!

  24. Lorraine October 16, 2019 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I want to read his book.

  25. DR. JOSEPH BOGORAD October 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you, This presentation was very enlightening. Take aways, Monitor and Modify, and “I am, because we are.”

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