The Wellbeing Lecture Series: The Art & Science of Relationships

Join Us April 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm

“The brain,” says Dr. Dan Siegal, “is a social organ, and our relationships with one another are not a luxury but an essential nutrient for our survival.”

The spring thaw is often a time of reconnecting with others as we emerge from the doldrums of snow and winter. According to Dr. Dan Siegal, the New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm and a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, our wellbeing is intimately tied to our relationships. It’s no wonder then that we look forward to spring and these reconnections with anticipation and enthusiasm. His research explores how attachment experiences influence our emotions, behavior, autographical memory and narrative.

A mindfulness and relationships expert, he’ll present his life-changing research at the kick-off for this year’s University of Minnesota’s Wellbeing Lecture Series, which Lifesprk helps to sponsor.

The Art & Science of Relationships

Featuring Dr. Dan Siegal

Thursday, April 24

6:30 pm

Northrop Auditorium

University of Minnesota

His presentation will immerse attendees in conceptual discussions, practical exercises, and discovery of everyday examples of how your social life impacts your wellbeing. Learn why your relationships with self and others are deeply connected to resilience, mental health, and overall wellbeing.

You’ll also learn about mindsight – the capacity to perceive the mental sea inside yourself and others – and how it promotes meaningful relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent resilient mind. Dr. Siegal calls mindsight “a powerful lens through which we can understand our inner lives with more clarity, integrate the brain, and enhance our relationships with others.”

You can register at z.umn.edu/wellbingseries or call 612-624-9459.