Featuring: Daniel Siegel, M.D., The world’s leading expert and best-selling author on the confluence of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychotherapy
As any parent with a teenager can tell you, their child’s adolescent years can be intimidating, confusing and anxiety-ridden. The behavioral changes that take place during this period strain even the strongest parent/child relationships, leaving both sides frustrated and begging a fundamental question—why do teens act this way?
World-renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author of The Whole-Brain Child, Dr. Dan Siegel, helps you crack this code with groundbreaking research in interpersonal neurobiology for this two hour lecture based on his newest book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Dr. Siegel explores how brain development affects teenage behavior and relationships and helps promote understanding between parents and their teens.
This presentation will offer insights into hyper-rational thinking, impulsivity, changes in the dopamine drive for reward, and increases in the emotional reactivity of the brain to illuminate many of the potential risk factors during these transformative years of life. Rather than seeing adolescence as a period of immaturity or dysfunction, this view suggests that the essence of adolescence—the emotional spark, social engagement, novelty-seeking, and creative explorations—can best be harnessed by supporting these important aspects of our human development.