Dr. Siegel explains the concept of “flipping your lid”

“Flipping your lid”: That’s a fun and brilliant phrase used by Dr. Daniel Siegel, a renowned U.S. child psychiatrist and educator, to explain how the brain reacts when under stress.

Watch the videos below to see Dr. Siegel use a hand model to explain what happens to the “upstairs” brain (pre-frontal cortex) when it is disrupted by negative thoughts. In the second video, he describes some of the nine brain functions that are interrupted when your “lid is flipped.” His model can be used in workshops, presentations, with clients and to help children.

Watch how Dr. Siegel explains the concept of “flipping your lid”.



 


Dr. Siegel is an internationally recognized educator, practicing child psychiatrist and author of several books, including “Mindsight” and “No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Bantam, 2014). He has a very unique ability to make very complicated scientific concepts exciting and easy to understand., with clients and to help children.

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