on 13 February 2015
Things to consider when reading my review: 1) English is my 2nd language, 2) I am new to neuroscience, 3) Am a beginner counsellor (diploma in counselling), 4) am a parent
I think that D. Siegel made a wonderful work of making complex content of this book readable for people like me. It wasnt an easy read and I was checking many of words in the dictionary (likely it is easy with a Kindle version). I bought this book from my interest as a parent and a beginner counsellor. I found that this book would be useful if I needed in depth insight (not saying knowledge, but just an insight) into neuroscience. For my purpose a book of D. Siegel's associate Bonne Badenoch - Being a brain-wise therapist was easier to digest and more relevant. Overall, very gripping read of just how advanced science is today and what amazing facts they are now able to back up with scientific research as opposed to just theories.
on 13 August 2012
This Second Edition is fantastic! It reiterates with force many fundamental insights the author shares in his other recently published books, like Pocket guide, Mindsight or Mindful Therapist.
But this is not a repeat - rather, it is a new presentation, fruit of the consecutive learning loops turning incubation into mature fruit!!
The book offers more than an updated reference framework in the area of interpersonal neurobiology. The author walks his talk by creating a relationship or entering into an energy and information process with the reader, so that by reading the book you are not just picking up bits of information... In fact, you are participating in the process in which you build new knowledge into your system, experiencing the most fundamental promise of the Daniel Siegel's discipline: the changing of your brain though focusing your attention on the novelty carried by the author's message.
Clear language, consistent and coherent presentation style - all this makes a read even more satisfying and enriching experience, even if you are not a native speaker of English (like me). Must have. Brilliant writing.