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How to Have a Match Made in Heaven: A Tranformational Approach to Dating, Relating, & MarriageThis unique book includes links to companion videos and audios of the Kanes working with clients. These mini-sessions allow you to feel like you are right there having a direct experience of those "aha" moments when a person's life transforms in an instant. Written by Ariel & Shya Kane, this book is a lesson in true mindfulness.

The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to It's Structure, Function, and Disorders, by Rita Carter. This book has vivid illustrations which cover nearly every page. It is a large, hard-bound book that anyone can use as a resource, and it makes a great coffee table book! Complete with a DVD on the structures of the brain. 

The Female Brain, by Dr. Louann Brizendine  "Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can't remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages. In The Female Brain, Dr. Brizendine distills all her findings and the latest information from the scientific community in a highly accessible book that educates women about their unique brain/body/behavior. The result: women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean, communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy." Amazon

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive. by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed

Elusive Peace by Doug Noll, discusses communication from a mindfulness approach, reflecting others' emotions, instead of their words.

Rewire Your Brain for Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness. Mindfulness Meditation + Latest Neuroscience = Better Relationships...A neuropsychologist's exploration of mindfulness meditation and the brain. By Marsha Lucas, Ph.D



Diane Ackerman, of the GAINS Advisory Board, has written an article for the New York Times online, about "...the natural world, the world of human endeavor, and connections between the two." 

Meditation Appears to Produce Enduring Changes in Emotional Processing in the Brain  ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) - A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating.



It's only television...fiction, silly at times...but one of the few places you can see a man say "dorsal lateral orbito frontal cortex" with a straight face. Eric McCormack plays a Neuroscience College Professor who is a Paranoid Schizophrenic. Be entertained while enjoying neuroscience talk.



The Committed Parent

Mark Brady writes a humorous and informative blog that is not limited to parenting tips, from an interpersonal neurobiology persepective. 

Nora Saunderson shares her poetry with us while educating us in IPNB principles in "Maps to Gratitude: Poetry, Mindful Awareness Practice, and Interpersonal Neurobiology."


Hosted by the Guardian, Neurophilosophy is written by various contributing writers. My favorite is Mo Costandi (you can follow him on Twitter too)...a self described "Neuroscientist turned writer..." He educates the reader about everything from neuroplasticity to stroke to gender in the brain. While a bit technical at times, he can exercise a dry wit that can be entertaining as well as informative.

Kevin Mitchell writes about "...current research and hypotheses relating to how the brain wires itself up during development...genetic and neurodevelopmental bases of traits such as intelligence and personality characteristics..." and various emotional and mental health conditions. Entertaining and very readable.




"GAINS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the science,practice, and application of interpersonal neurobiology to promote health and wellbeing." (GAINS website)

Inclusive information and resources from and about Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, who coined the term, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). Dan Siegel defines IPNB as "...an interdisciplinary field which seeks to understand the mind and mental health..." on his website (About/IPNB). Enjoy a vast reservoir of IPNB resources on his site. You'll feel like you hit the mother-load!


FuelEd briges Interpersonal Neurobiology concepts and teacher training for more integrated students!


Fun Stuff

Daniel Siegel walks the listener through a progressive meditation in his Wheel of Awareness. Siegel allows the meditator to master this meditation process in three stages, each one deeper and more lengthy than the last. This is a free service one can re-visit daily if so desired. Give it a try...click on the link above...all you need do is sit back, relax and listen to Dan's voice as he guides you through his meditation process.


All entries to this page are solely an informational service on the part of Margie Chance, LPC, and Heart Centered Psychotherapy. I am not responsible for the quality or content of these publications. Please be certain to research them to your own satisfaction before purchasing them. You are responsible for your own viewing choices.