Daniel Siegel, M.D., is an award-winning educator and the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. The institute is an educational organization that focuses on how the development of insight, compassion and empathy in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Dr. Siegel served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind:  Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience (1999). He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.

His book with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., Parenting from the Inside Out:  How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (2003) explores the application of this newly emerging view of the mind, the brain, and human relationships. Siegel’s latest book is The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (2007).