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The Whole-Brain Child Approach: Develop Kids’ Minds and Integrate Their Brains for Better Treatment Outcomes



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Are you struggling to effectively treat behavior disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders in children and adolescents?

Join bestselling authors of The Whole Brain ChildDr. Daniel Siegel, M.D., and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D, present the latest scientific research — with a special emphasis on neuroplasticity and the changing brain — in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. You will learn how the role of experience and focused attention effects the ever-developing brain within children and adolescents.

Revolutionize your assessment and treatment for…

  • Anxiety
  • Affective Disorder
  • Executive Functioning
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorder
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Reactive and Resilient States

Using stories, case studies, practical suggestions and a lot of humor, Siegel and Bryson provide creative strategies of how to use brain science in your practice. You will learn five different types of integration that can lead to health and wholeness. This video will highlight types of integration and provide case examples demonstrating practical strategies to integrate into your practice.

Help kids acquire new tools to become resilient and feel hope about achieving lasting change in their lives. At the end of the recording, you will have a new framework for treating your clients, along with 12 Whole-Brain strategiesto help kids move from reactivity to resilience.

Format: DVD Video – 4+ hours

Details :Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours, 43 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.


  1. Identify the framework of integration, and how it can help lead clients to health and wholeness
  2. Explain how the Whole-Brain Child Approach can be used in the clinical treatment of anxiety, affective, executive function, and disruptive behavior disorders
  3. Analyze the efficacy of movement as a method to shift a client’s automatic emotional and bodily responses.
  4. Apply the framework of interpersonal neurobiology with pediatric and adolescent clients
  5. Implement twelve Whole-Brain strategies into clinical practice
  6. Show children how to take implicit memories of painful/traumatic experiences and make them explicit

Introduction-Integration as a theoretical framework

Part 1-Two Brains are Better than One: Integrate the Left and the Right

  • Whole-Brain Strategy #1-Connect and Redirect:
    • Surfing Emotional Waves
  • Whole-Brain Strategy #2 – Name It to Tame It:
    • Telling Stories to Calm Big Emotions and Build Resilience for Difficult Transitions

Part 2-Building the Staircase of the Mind: Integrating the Upstairs and Downstairs

  • Whole-Brain Strategy #3-Engage, Don’t Enrage:
    • Appealing to the Upstairs Brain
    • Reducing flight, fight, and freeze responses and increase thinking responses
  • Whole-Brain Strategy #4 – Use It or Lose It:
    • Exercising the Upstairs Brain
    • Strategies for executive function, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorders
  • Whole-Brain Strategy #5 – Move It or Lose It:
    • Moving the Body to Avoid Losing the Mind
    • Using movement to shift automatic emotional and bodily responses

Part 3-Kill the Butterflies! Integrating Memory for Growth and Healing

  • Whole-Brain Strategy #6 – Use the Remote of the Mind:
    • Replaying Memories to Resolve Little Traumas and Big Traumas
  • Whole-Brain Strategy #7 – Remember to Remember:
    • Making Recollection a Part of Daily Life
    • Creating new neural connections for self-identity formation

Part 4-The United States of Me: Integrating the Many Parts of Myself

  • Whole-Brain Strategy #8 – Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By:
    • Teaching that Feelings Come And Go
  • Whole-Brain Strategy #9 – SIFT: Paying Attention to What’s Going On Inside
    • Tools for improving self-awareness and insight
  • Whole-Brain Strategy #10 – Exercise Mindsight:
    • Intervention for anxiety and mood disorders

Part 5-The Me-We Connection: Integrating Self and Other

  • Whole-Brain Strategy #11 – Increase the Family Fun Factor:
    • Creating new family dynamics
  • Whole-Brain Strategy #12 – Connect Through Conflict:
    • Teaching Kids to Argue with a “We” in Mind
    • Expressing feelings appropriately in ways that improve relationships


Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization that focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA.

Dr. Siegel publishes extensively for the professional audience. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Psychiatry and the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Guilford, 1999). This book introduces the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Microsoft and Google. The Developing Mind. Second Edition was published in March 2012.

Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over three dozen textbooks. He has also authored Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive with Mary Hartzell, M.ED. (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton 2007), Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Random House, 2010), The Mindful Therapist(Norton, 2010), The Whole-Brain Child (Random House, 2011), Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton, 2012), and his latest book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (Norton, 2016).

Dr. Siegel’s ability to make complicated concepts exciting as well as easy to understand has led him to be invited to address local, national and international organizations where he speaks to groups of educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, clergy and neuroscientists. He lives in southern California with his family.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties. He is an author for Random House and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Daniel J Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is the co-author (with Dan Siegel, M.D.) of two New York Times bestsellers: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, as well as the upcoming The Yes Brain. She is the executive director of the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA and a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. You can learn more atTinaBryson.com, where you can subscribe to her blog and read her articles about kids and parenting.

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Tina Payne Bryson has an employment relationship with Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates. She is a director with the Mindsight Institute. She is an author for Random House Delacorte publishers and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Tina Payne Bryson is the co-host of the online parenting show “The Intentional Parent”. She maintains a blog on kids and parenting (TinaBryson.com).

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