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Becoming Aware: Reducing Anxiety and Cultivating Calm

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Parenthood gives a whole new meaning to the term stress test. Too often, we find ourselves treadmilling through our days set on “automatic,” anxiously trying to keep pace with far too many to-dos. It can seem difficult, if not impossible, to pause and catch a breath. How can we shift from automaton mode to being more present in our lives and for the people we love?

In this illuminating ParentMap Live talk, renowned psychiatrist, Mindsight Institute cofounder and author Dan Siegel, M.D., breaks down techniques to help parents become more mindful in their daily routines. Drawing from the groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness practice outlined in his bestselling books “Aware” and “Becoming Aware,” Dr. Siegel shares everyday exercises to regain inner balance and peace, while reducing fear, anxiety and stress.

About the speaker

Laura Markham headshotDan J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, a founding codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of a number of bestselling books, including “Brainstorm,” “Mind”; and, with Tina Payne Bryson, “The Whole-Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline.”


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