Dr. Dan Siegel
Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute
"Making Sense of Your Past, Freeing Yourself in the Present and Constructing a Creative Future"
"Our sense of a "we" is born from these earliest ways in which we "feel felt" within the mind of our caregivers. Seeing the connections between the mind, the embodied brain, and our relationships lets us come to view the "self" as a plural verb rather than a singular noun." Being open to one's own inner life with kindness, connecting to another person, being a part of a group, being a member of a larger community, and having a sense of meaning that emerges from interconnections with a larger whole each form the foundation for a sense of "we" that is at the core of what can be called a spiritual life."
An award-winning educator, Dr. Dan Siegel is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. His unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts easy to understand and exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, and clergy. 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 2010-2011, Dan is serving as the National Speaker for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Mindfulness and Integrative Medicine Lectures. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge.
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The aim of the Men's Wisdom Circle is to encourage men of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to come together as brothers to explore, deepen, share and enjoy the spiritual part of ourselves. Through this we will break down the barriers that exist within and between us so that we can play our part in creating a more peaceful, loving world.
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