Here's a condensed set of slides from the third session in The Art of Self-Coaching, a new course I'm teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business this Spring, and the readings for this session are shown below. Seven more sessions coming up, and I'll post my decks as we go.
CLASS 3: EMOTION
- The Emotional Life of Your Brain (Richard Davidson)
- Chapter 1, pages 1-12: “One Brain Does Not Fit All”
- Chapter 3, pages 43-65: “Assessing Your Emotional Style”
- Mindsight (Daniel Siegel)
- Introduction, pages ix-xvi
- Chapter 2, pages 23-44: “Crepes of Wrath: Mindsight Lost and Found”
- Emotional Style Assessment (in Davidson)
- OPTIONAL: Davidson, Chapter 4, pages 67-90: “The Brain Basis of Emotional Style”
- For further reading: Davidson, Chapter 11, pages 225-252: “Rewired, or Neurally Inspired Exercises to Change Your Emotional Style"
- For further reading: Siegel, Chapter 5, pages 79-101: "A Roller-Coaster Mind"
Here are some other texts I referenced in today's discussion:
- Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain (Antonio Damasio)
- The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life (Joseph LeDoux)
- Why We Feel: The Science of Human Emotions (Victor Johnston)
Here are some additional readings that have informed my approach to today's topics:
- Language in Thought and Action (S. I. Hayakawa)
- Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
- Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
- The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age (Richard Louv)
- The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer (Gretchen Reynolds)
And here are some posts of my own that discuss at greater length several topics I touched on briefly: