Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

LIVE Course begins on Monday, June 12th, 2023

  • How to develop a Wheel of Awareness practice and use it daily

  • In-depth look at the science underlying meditation's effectiveness

  • The nature of presence

  • How mindfulness can help you grow a healthier brain, reduce stress, and feel more energized

Sample course video

Course Introduction

We’ll dive deeply into the nature of presence, and how learning the Wheel of Awareness practice can build skills of focused attention, open awareness, and kind intention that research suggests are the three pillars of mind training that have been empirically shown to cultivate these important aspects of flourishing. 

Health and healing each derive from the notion of a whole, the core of spiritual growth, the heart of scientific inquiry, and the setting for our exploration of what it means to awaken the mind, to be present, to be aware.

Why should I consider taking this course?

What's different?

First of all, you will have an immersive experience into exciting ways of experiencing and transforming your mind. We’ll be exploring the impact of consciousness in the cultivation of well-being in your personal and professional life. You will also learn practical ways to apply deep insights into the nature of being aware itself, learning to “integrate consciousness.” 

What does “integrate consciousness” mean?

By exploring the self-organizational role of our mental lives and the foundation of integration—the linking of differentiated parts of a system—we can then experience this “integration of consciousness” with a simple but powerful practice I developed for use with my students and patients called the “Wheel of Awareness.“ Integration plays a central role in our health and well-being as it builds resilience and inner strength.  It is a simple but powerful tool that deepens our understanding of the mind and strengthens our capacities of attention, awareness, and positive intention.

What does Meditation mean?

Meditation simply means training the mind. I’ve used the Wheel of Awareness with tens of thousands of students around the world with exciting benefits—including achieving a sense of clarity and calm as well as new insights into the nature of our lives, inside and out. It offers a way to weave the three research-based pillars of mind training into one practice strengthening the focus of attention, opening awareness, and building kind intention. These three pillars have been demonstrated to enhance health in several ways, including reducing stress, improving immune and cardiovascular functions, altering epigenetic regulation to reduce bodily inflammation, and optimizing the enzyme, telomerase that maintains and repairs the ends of our chromosomes. 

Our Students

Who Takes this Course?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about a science based approach to strengthen the mind and to enhance resilience and promote professional and personal well-being.

No prerequisites needed!


Course Overview


hours of comprehensive training


hours of live Q & A sessions
with Dr. Dan Siegel


week class

Scientific Foundations of IPNB

Cutting-edge science and insights into the interconnections of mind, brain and relationships

Experiential Exercises
and Practical Tools

In-depth explorations of The Wheel of Awareness

Online Learning Community
and Study Groups

The option to join an online learning community or study groups with your peers to share and collaborate

Course Syllabus - Highlights

Segment 1

Reducing Stress and Cultivating a Healthy Mind

Segment 2

The 3 Pillars of Mind Training —Focused Attention, Open Awareness and Kind Intention

Segment 3

The Many Everyday Benefits of the Wheel of Awareness Practice

Segment 4

How Experiences Affect the Brain’s Growth

Segment 5

The Plane of Possibility, at the Heart of Well-being and Resilience

Segment 6

Transforming and Growing from Trauma

Meet Your Teacher

Dr. Dan Siegel

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 also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, and The Mindful Therapist. He has also written The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Additionally, Dr. Siegel serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which currently contains over seventy textbooks.

What Our Students Have to Say


"Dr. Dan Siegel possesses one of the most brilliant minds of our century. His ability to integrate the brain, attachment and relationships in a coherent and simple way is commendable. Studying under Dr. Siegel is highly encouraged. I use his wisdom, knowledge and mindsight strategies in my own private practice."
Angela Bisignano
PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles, CA
“I am learning more throughout this course than I did in grad school. And, so far, the first Q and A has been incredibly valuable. It feels as if I am in a classroom with the opportunity to engage the professor (which is lacking these days) …I often refer to [Dr. Siegel’s] work and recommend [his] books to my clients. … Since starting the program – after having read most of [Dr. Siegel’s] books – everything is clicking.”
Jennifer Summerfeldt
Edmonton, AB, Canada
"This course is enriching every part of my humanity as I apply it to my clinical work, my parenting, my spiritual practice and to all my relationships, both with others/the world and with myself. It is at once illuminating, fascinating, challenging and humbling to be a student of this course, and I am deeply grateful to you all at the Mindsight Institute."
Dr. Julie Meehan
PhD, DClinPsych, Clinical Psychologist
Sligo, Ireland
"I absolutely love this course. I have followed Dan for some time and have experienced how relevant his work is to my practice. The way Dan offers his teachings is so inspiring. He is personal, intellectual, clear and teaches with a lot of joy. It adds so much to my work and to my personal life. Dan knows how to inspire to rewire on so many levels that it changes the way I view myself."
Gees Boseker
Body psychotherapist
the Netherlands

Join Today

Live Course

This course begins on Monday, June 12, 2023

  • 11 hours of Course Video

  • 3 Live Q & As with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content

Three payments of


On-Demand Option

  • 11 hours of Course Video

  • Lifetime Access to the Content


Additional Benefits

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are not completely satisfied, we will promptly issue you a refund within 7 days from the start of the course


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Have Questions?

Dr. Siegel is well-known for his ability to make complex scientific concepts accessible, and provides plenty of detailed applications to our work and personal lives.  Rest assured that prerequisites and/or a science background are not required in order to benefit from this course.

Once you enroll in the class, you will receive details from the Mindsight Institute via email regarding access to your course and the online learning community. These emails will be sent prior to the first day of the class.We will be rolling out two lectures each week. You will receive access to the first two lectures prior to the first day of the course being live and open, and then the next set of lectures will be made available to you in the following week, and so on…This is a self-paced program and you will be able to learn at your convenience. We do, however, encourage you to take part in the online learning community, and to join the 3 live, weekly Q & A sessions with Dan to ask questions and discuss material suggested in the corresponding course sequence.

This course begins on Monday, June 12, 2023, with live Q&A on:

  • Tuesday 6/20, 10 – 11 am Pacific
  • Tuesday 6/27, 10 – 11 am Pacific
  • Wednesday 7/5, 10 – 11 am Pacific

Not a problem! We will record each live Q&A for viewing by course participants at any other time convenient to their schedule.

The course is a self-paced program that does not require live attendance. The only times that we have scheduled are for the live Q & A sessions and we have done our best to accommodate our students from around the globe. Our current course has participants from over 20 countries. Also, we will record each session so you can view it at your convenience.

In addition, we would encourage you to keep in contact with other students and our team here at the Mindsight Institute via the online learning community. This will be a great resource for you and will offer you the opportunity to exchange ideas with other students, and even submit questions for Dr. Siegel if you cannot make any of the live Q & As.

You can pay for the course upfront with either Paypal or Credit Card or enroll in our monthly payment plan. The monthly payment plan is only available for credit cards.

They will remain in your Library forever.

The course videos cannot be downloaded; however, they can be watched on any device and can be streamed at your convenience.

Yes! If for any reason you are unhappy with the course please contact us within the first 7 days for a full refund.

The online community will be a gathering place for additional learning and sharing and will be made up of your peers who are also registered for the class. This will also be the location where all notices, reminders, and more information will be shared from the Mindsight Institute and Dr. Siegel. Once you enroll in the course, you will get an email invitation with all of the instructions to join the online learning community.

Each segment will be distributed weekly. The first two segments will become available to you when you register. Two additional segments will be delivered on the following Monday of the next week.

Join Today

Live Course

This course begins on Monday, June 12, 2023

  • 11 hours of Course Video

  • 3 Live Q & A with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content

Three payments of


On-Demand Option

  • 11 hours of Course Video

  • Lifetime Access to the Content


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