Expand Your Self || Dan Siegel

October 5, 2023

Today we welcome Dan Siegel to the podcast. 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. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. He’s authored numerous articles, chapters, and books including the New York Times bestsellers Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human and Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence. His latest book is called IntraConnected: MWe (Me + We) as the Integration of Self, Identity, and Belonging.

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Dan Siegel about expanding the notion of the self. Modern culture has taught us that the self is all about individual identity and personal experiences. But Dr. Siegel posits that who we are is not limited to the brain or body. He argues that the self is not isolated, it’s composed of our relationships to other living beings and to the natural world. This expanded view of the self has important implications for the trajectory of humanity. We also touch on the topics of consciousness, neuroscience, quantum physics, and the flow state.

Website: drdansiegel.com

Instagram: @DrDanSiegel


  • Me + We
  • Expand your self 
  • The self, the mind, and consciousness
  • Integrating all brain networks
  • Different styles of daydreaming
  • Wheel of awareness 
  • We’re IntraConnected
  • Widening the window of tolerance

Sponsor Information

Unlikely Collaborators

Today’s episode is sponsored by Unlikely Collaborators. Their mission is to untangle the stories that hold us back—as individuals, communities, nations, and humanity at large. Using the Perception Box lens, they do this through storytelling, experiences, impact, investments and scientific research. Unlikely Collaborators: The Only Way Forward is Inward.

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One Response to “Expand Your Self || Dan Siegel”

  1. Lou says:

    I just listened to your latest podcast with Dan S. Wow! Fantastic listen! Just loved hearing you two connect on this topic. I recently heard Loch Kelly a psychoanalyst and Buddhist practitioner speak about what I think may be a related systems approach. He talked about his considerable practice which he referred to as a timeless pervasive spacious awareness. It’s a fascinating albeit deeply complicated area of study with profound implications! Thanks so much for the podcast. ❤️

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