An interpersonal neurobiology approach to parenting helps psychotherapists promote secure attachment within families by nurturing the creation of coherent narratives of parents' early life experiences. This scientific view proposes that empathetic relationships making sense within our life stories, harmonious mental functioning and an integrated brain all mutually reinforce each other.
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Daniel Siegel, MD, received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London's Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.
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