Episode 68 Defining the Mind with Dr. Dan Siegel

Without defining the mind, medicine has left a lot of questions about who and what we are. Dr. Dan Seigel takes us on a journey in his book “Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human”. After finding a definition for the mind, it allows us to then have a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we work.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • What is the common curiosity people have about the mind?
  • What does it mean to say “The mind is what the brain does?”
  • What is the definition of mind?
  • What is the system of the mind?
  • What is self-organization?
  • What does a healthy mind look like?
  • How do rigidity and chaos affect us?
  • What is integration?
  • Is the mind’s subjective reality real?
  • How does empathy affect us?
  • Can we answer the question “Who are we?”
  • What do the terms “Top Down” and “Bottom Up” mean?
  • Do we know where the mind is?
  • Can you explain neuroplasticity?
  • Do we understand “why” we have a mind?
  • Is there a connection between religion, research and the mind?
  • You state the questions “When is mind?” What does that mean?
  • Are we alone as many people feel, or is there a collective consciousness?
  • What is consciousness?
  • What does it mean to be aware?
  • How important is kindness?
  • What is presences?
  • How does it help us?
  • How can someone find you/your book/ your website?