February 2022 Virtual Book Club - Mindsight

Mindsight - The New Science of Personal Transformation book cover

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
5:15-6:30 p.m. PDT




Join us for our 7th meeting of the WWU Alumni Association Book Club on Wednesday, February 16th, Marc Geisler, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be moderating a discussion on Mindsight by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

You can join the Book Club Group in WE Connect to catch any book club announcements, as well as connect with your fellow book club members between monthly meetings.

Make sure to pick up a copy of the book from your favorite local bookstore, and register for the February Book Club meeting through the link below.

PS - If you are unable to finish the book we would still love to have you join us for good conversation. We hope you will take part in this casual event, and enjoy a drink or snack during our time together!

A groundbreaking book on the healing power of "mindsight," the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. Mindsight allows you to make positive changes in your brain-and in your life.

  • Is there a memory that torments you, or an irrational fear you can't shake?

  • Do you sometimes become unreasonably angry or upset and find it hard to calm down?

  • Do you ever wonder why you can't stop behaving the way you do, no matter how hard you try?

  • Are you and your child (or parent, partner, or boss) locked in a seemingly inevitable pattern of conflict?

What if you could escape traps like these and live a fuller, richer, happier life? This isn't mere speculation but the result of twenty-five years of careful hands-on clinical work by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. A Harvard-trained physician, Dr. Siegel is one of the revolutionary global innovators in the integration of brain science into the practice of psychotherapy. Using case histories from his practice, he shows how, by following the proper steps, nearly everyone can learn how to focus their attention on the internal world of the mind in a way that will literally change the wiring and architecture of their brain.

Through his synthesis of a broad range of scientific research with applications to everyday life, Dr. Siegel has developed novel approaches that have helped hundreds of patients heal themselves from painful events in the past and liberate themselves from obstacles blocking their happiness in the present. And now he has written the first book that will help all of us understand the potential we have to create our own lives.

Mark Geisler

Marc Geisler


In 2013, Marc became the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. A faculty member at Western since 1992, he served as department chair of the English Department for seven years. Previously, he served the English Department as associate chair for three years and director of Graduate Studies for four years. He is a specialist in British Renaissance literature and critical theory and teaches courses in contemporary critical and cultural theory, Milton and nonconformist literature, early modern feminism, early modern patronage and popular culture, Shakespeare, Spenser, politics and literature, and cultural studies. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Irvine. 

Daryn Vorderbruegge

Daryn Vorderbruegge is the Program Director for this event. Feel free to contact Daryn at (360) 650-3723 or daryn.vorderbruegge@wwu.edu if you have any questions or comments.

There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please mark the request on the registration form. Advance notice of three days to one week is appreciated.