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

PURCHASE TICKETS 
$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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8pm 
 
Daniel Goleman
in conversation with Lisa Napoli
 
discussing his upcoming book,
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

 

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

PURCHASE TICKETS 
$45 General Admission Section Seat + a copy of Altered Traits
$55 Reserved Section Seat + a copy Altered Traits
$95 Reception (6:30-7:30pm), Reserved Seat + copy of Altered Traits
$20 General Admission Seat 

Dan Goleman unveils new research that shows what meditation can really do for the brain.

Daniel Goleman is the New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking book Emotional Intelligence. A psychologist and science journalist, he reported on brain and behavioral research for The New York Times for many years. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including three accounts of meetings he has moderated between the Dalai Lama and scientists, psychotherapists, and social activists. Goleman is a founding member of the board of the Mind and Life Institute, a cofounder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and co-director of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations.

“A happy synthesis of the authors’ remarkable careers, which grew from the intuition they shared as students that there was something deep and transformative about meditation, Altered Traits tells the story of what has been discovered since and why it matters critically at this moment on the planet.”
—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners 

“This exquisite duet between a down-to-earth science writer and path-breaking neuroscientist is a tour-de-force, revealing how training the mind can transform the brain and our sense of self, inspiring us to create a greater sense of well-being, meaning, and connection in our world. Bravo!”
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of the New York Times best sellers, Mind and Brainstorm

Goleman’s new book, co-authored with neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson, is Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. In this book, learn the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it.

Sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open readers’ eyes to the ways data has been distorted to sell mind-training methods, the author demonstrates that beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting personality traits that can result. But sheer hours aren’t enough, as this book details. Exciting, compelling, and grounded in new research, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

Lisa Napoli is a career journalist who has worked at The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and has covered arts and culture for KCRW.  She’s the author of the book, Radio Shangri-La, about her time in and around the kingdom of Bhutan, where she went to start a radio station at the dawn of democratic rule, and Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, for which she appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles in Nov 2016.  She is the proud recipient of the 2014 Halo Award from the Deutsch Family Foundation for a monthly volunteer cooking group she leads at the Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row. She previously has interviewed Gretchen Rubin, Susan Faludi, Gail Sheehy, Tery McMillan, Eric Weiner and Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra at Live Talks Los Angeles.