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Dr. Daniel SIEGEL for the first time in Romania

DDS_Home_DanDr. Daniel Siegel, one of the world’s most influential experts in relational health, will be presenting, on the 27th of September 2014 in Bucharest, two exceptional workshops dedicated to understanding the way children’s education can be connected to the psycho-emotional characteristics and development of each age, from the perspective of several parenting methods and concepts, such as connection in the parent-child relationship, interpersonal neurobiology, emotional validation as a primary strategy for discipline, brain integration for wellbeing, attachment as factor in relational health, and mindsight (the lens of the mind).

The event, a first for Romania, is of interest to parents, mental health experts and those interested in psychology and psychotherapy alike. The positive parenting methods that this event brings forth are based on the most recent studies in the fields of family psychology and neurosciences. Based on the idea of a healthy relationship, dr Daniel Siegel’s workshops offer psychological training for parents for the wellbeing of their children.

„As a parent, it’s important to have a purpose in your life. This will help you have flexible relationships and be empathetic to your children. By integrating your own personal history, you’ll be able to offer your children the kind of experiences that help them create meaning in their own lives.” – dr. Dan Siegel

 The conference is organized by the Multicultural Association for Psychology and Psychotherapy and Otilia Mantelers, parenting expert.

The event’s SCHEDULE:

Workshop I: The power of being a mindful parent: Attachment, Play and Transformation.

  • The mindful parent – how awareness, understanding and integrating your own childhood can help you be a better parent.
  • The healing power of stories and writing.
  • The triangle of human experience: the relationship between parent and child, the human mind and the brain as a social organ.
  • Major principles of Mindsight.
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology

Workshop II: Brainstorm – How to raise children based on brain development and functionality from 0 to 24 years old.

  • Attachment and integration: How relationships, life experiences (attachment) and the brain influence each other.
  • The child’s brain from 0 to 12 years old: a journey of understanding child development stages.
  • Adolescent brain, from 12 to 24 years old: powerful, fascinating and challenging.

General information:

  • dr. Dan Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus 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.
  • Under the umbrella of interpersonal neurobiology, Dr. Siegel’s mindsight approach applies the emerging principles of interpersonal neurobiology to promote compassion, kindness, resilience, and well-being in our personal lives, our relationships, and our communities. At the heart of both interpersonal neurobiology and the mindsight approach is the concept of “integration” which entails the linkage of different aspects of a system—whether they exist within a single person or a collection of individuals.  Integration is seen as the essential mechanism of health as it promotes a flexible and adaptive way of being that is filled with vitality and creativity.
  • Integration is at the heart of both interpersonal neurobiology and Dr. Siegel’s mindsight approach. Defined as the linkage of differentiated components of a system, integration is viewed as the core mechanism in the cultivation of well-being. In an individual’s mind, integration involves the linkage of separate aspects of mental processes to each other, such as thought with feeling, bodily sensation with logic. In a relationship, integration entails each person’s being respected for his or her autonomy and differentiated self while at the same time being linked to others in empathic communication. The ultimate outcome of integration is harmony. The absence of integration leads to chaos and rigidity—a finding that enables us to re-envision our understanding of mental disorders and how we can work together in the fields of mental health, education, and other disciplines, to create a healthier, more integrated world.

PartnersEditura Herald; Radio Itsy Bitsy; Pagina de psihologie; OMA VISION

Media PartnersCentrul Naţional de Studii pentru Medicina de Familie; Asociaţia pentru Comunicare Non-violenta;;; SfatulPărinţ; Cuibul Berzelor; Academia Heidi Braşov; ParentIS; Centrul Antonia Piatra Neamt; Fotografii de Familie; Comunitatea Părinţilor autentici;Blog de Psihoterapie; APCAR; La Psihoterapie; Dianoia; Playful Learning; Clinica de alăptare; Genesis Collegiate; Şcoala şi Grădiniţa Explore 100; Avenor College; Grădiniţa Bambi Stept by Step; Şcoala Step by Step; Mariposa; Casa Montessori; Nuki; Şcoala primară liberă Waldorf; Echilibria Montessori Kindergarten; MonTerra; Melc Codobelc

Media partners – parenting and lifestyle blogsMămica Urbană; Perspective – Oana Marinescu; Idei pentru mămici şi copii; Ta-su; Prinţesa Urbană; Tu şi Bebe; Grădiniţa Părinţilor;

More information and sign-up:;

Who to contact:

  • Gyorgy GASPAR; tel: 0740362681;
  • Otilia MANTELERS, tel: 0749316294;
  • e-mail:

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