Daniel Siegel with Elisha Goldstein

Monday, September 24, 2018
8pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm )

Daniel Siegel
in conversation with Elisha Goldstein

discussing his new book,
Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence
The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

$53 Reserved Section Seat + Book
$43 General Admission Seat + Book
$20 General Admission Section Seat
$30 Reserved Section Seat
$95 Reception (6:30-7:30pm) + Reserved Section seat + Book

This event is Co-Presented by New Roads School.
(learn more about New Roads)


We welcome Dan Siegel back to our stage for his new book, Aware, his groundbreaking new book introducing readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice. He has appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles four previous times: in conversation with Paul Zak for his book, Mind; and interviewing Gretchen Rubin and Jack Kornfield and also with Diane Ackerman celebrating the work of Jack O’Donahue. (Watch the videos in the links).

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His four New York Times bestsellers are: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being HumanBrainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind, MindsightThe Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist and The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D). He also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over sixty textbooks.  

“Daniel Siegel counts among the most aware people I know—and now he’s shared with us all a brilliant, practical tool for us all to sharpen our awareness.”
—Daniel Goleman, author of Altered Traits and Emotional Intelligence
“Dan Siegel, who gave us a succinct and clear definition of mind, now explores the awareness that knows that mind. Read this book if you want true freedom and spontaneous creativity.”
—Deepak Chopra, MD

Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life.

It is an in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle “Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.” Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. 

Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, Aware is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living. He is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR Every Day. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He has his private practice in West Los Angeles, California.

Gretchen Rubin with Daniel Siegel

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Gretchen Rubin
in conversation with Daniel Siegel
discussing her upcoming book,
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre

New Roads School

Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

$40  General Admission Seat + book
$50  Reserved Section Seat +book
$20  General Admission Seat (on sale August 18)

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Better Than BeforeThe Happiness Project and Happier at Home. A member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty-five languages, and on her popular daily blog, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has a an award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Rubin started her career in law, and was a clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She last appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles in March 2015. Watch the video.

During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question, “How do I respond to expectations?” we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into four categories: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Understanding our own particular tendency allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.

How do you respond to expectations?  What is your tendency?
Take the quiz.

More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change.  
With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, Rubin’s The Four Tendencies can help you be happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.  

Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he also helped to establish the Mindful Awareness Research Center.  He also heads up the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel’s books include three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, and, with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. As a lecturer, he’s spoken before King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at Google University, and TEDx.  He appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles for his book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (Sep. 2016) Watch the video.  More recently, he interviewed Jack Kornfield for Kornfield’s book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are. (Jun. 2017) Watch the video.