March 26, 2020
Best-selling author and contemporary psychiatrist who coined the term “mindsight,” Dr. Daniel Siegel will present a free lecture on Thursday, March 26, at 6 pm, at Jump Simulation, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria. The public is invited.
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. He is an award-winning educator and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA.
The topic of his lecture is “Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence,” the title of his New York Times Bestseller that introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based practice of meditation. The book discusses the science underlying the effectiveness of meditation and Siegel’s concept of the “Wheel of Awareness,” a tool for cultivating more focus, presence and peace in day-to-day life.
Admission is free, but attendees are asked to pre-register at go.uic.edu/swain. The event is presented as part of Living Healthy, a community education series promoting wellness, safety, and preventive healthcare in central Illinois. This community education project is a joint effort between the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, and is supported and made possible by the Timothy W. And Katherine Altorfer Swain Endowed Lectureship in Community Health.
Dr. Siegel will be in Peoria for a series of workshops during the 5th Annual Super Brain Summit hosted by Bradley University on Friday, March 27. For information on that event, go to ttps://www.bradley.edu/academic/cio/ccbr/symposiums/superbrainsummit/