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Dr Dan Siegel on The Power of Showing Up


Dr. Dan Siegel speaks about his new book, The Power of Showing Up, on January 27th at 6:30pm. It's never too late to learn how to improve your interactions with your children to help them reach success in all aspects of their life. This talk is open to the public and is relevant to families of all ages. His talk will be followed by a question and answer and a book signing. "The Power of Showing Up" is available for pre-order here and will available for sale at the event.

One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns outin terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationshipsis whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them... as bestselling author Daniel Siegel reassuringly explains, it doesnt take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence.

Dr. Siegel 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. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. His unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting and accessible has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups.


Tickets and information available here.

Event Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
Vistamar School Performing Art Space
737 Hawaii Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524797713
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - January 7th, 2020


Parenting isn't easy. Showing up is. Your greatest impact begins right where you are. Now the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline explain what this means over the course of childhood.

"There is parenting magic in this book."--Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of the New York Times bestselling classic Raising Cain


One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out--in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships--is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, showing up for your child might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, it doesn't take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it's simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child's healthy development. Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S's:


Safe: We can't always insulate a child from injury or avoid doing something that leads to hurt feelings. But when we give a child a sense of safe harbor, she will be able to take the needed risks for growth and change.
Seen: Truly seeing a child means we pay attention to his emotions--both positive and negative--and strive to attune to what's happening in his mind beneath his behavior.
Soothed: Soothing isn't about providing a life of ease; it's about teaching your child how to cope when life gets hard, and showing him that you'll be there with him along the way. A soothed child knows that he'll never have to suffer alone.
Secure: When a child knows she can count on you, time and again, to show up--when you reliably provide safety, focus on seeing her, and soothe her in times of need, she will trust in a feeling of secure attachment. And thrive!


Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations, and tips for honoring the Four S's effectively in all kinds of situations--when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologizing for the times we don't show up for them. Demonstrating that mistakes and missteps are repairable and that it's never too late to mend broken trust, this book is a powerful guide to cultivating your child's healthy emotional landscape.