Apply your own inner experience to enrich your teaching of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB), a transdisciplinary, scientific framework

Translate IPNB to students of all persuasions and benefit from their learning experience

Harness the power of memory by embracing the reality that we are a social and storytelling species

Engage with others in emotionally captivating narratives – a way that reveals inner truths and interpersonal wisdom

Embody the IPNB ideas as an individual teacher and then layer that way of being into your teaching process

Examine the power of stories in our lives, understanding how narratives strengthen memory

Identify the role of novelty in the encoding of our stories and memory

Expose emotion as a key player in remembering

Enjoy 8 hours of video lectures delivered by Dan before a live, online global audience, eligible for 8 CEs

This online activity offers a maximum of 8 CE Credits

(scroll down for learning objectives)


The Lifespan Learning Institute and the Mindsight Institute are cosponsors of the Continuing Education programs offered. 


APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 

CAMFT: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)

IMQ/CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IMQ/CMA is approved by ACCME to accredit CME providers.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Lifespan Learning Institute and the Mindsight Institute.

The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this online activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

It is your responsibility to verify with your licensing board / organization that they will accept the types of CE credit we offer. Out of state LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs should verify with their licensing board if they will accept BBS CE.

CE Credit requests are currently processed bi-monthly - on the second and last Sunday of each month. To request a CE exam for a given course or series, please email Ryan McKeithan at Upon completion of the exam, please email the exam into us at for review. Once you have passed the exam, your CE Certificate be emailed to you as soon as it's available. 


Disclosure: The speakers, and planning committee members listed below have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

- Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Marion Solomon, PhD 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the power of narratives to strengthen the encoding of memory for students.
  2. Outline the basic biology of storytelling and its role in learning.
  3. Identify the connection between narratives and how the mind “makes sense” of events and deepen memory retention.
  4. List the basic elements that define a story that captivates attention.
  5. Inspect the connection between a teacher’s emotional presence and a student’s neuroplastic response to facilitate neural growth and learning.
  6. Identify how emotionally engaging stories capture attention, and how attention promotes neural growth.
  7. List five elements of daily life that promote neuroplasticity.
  8. Demonstrate the role of attunement and the social engagement system in the relational aspect of teaching and learning.
  • ​How long will I have access to the video lectures?

You may watch the lectures as many times as you'd like and they will remain in your library forever.

  • What is the best way to view the video?

Stream the video lectures on any computer, tablet, iPhone or Android-based device of your choice!​

  • How do I get my CE Hours? Who is eligible to receive CE Hours?

Once you have finished the course, please email Ryan McKeithan at to request the test. Upon verification that you have passed the program's CE test with a score of 80% or higher, your CE certificate will be emailed to you within ten business days. If you require CE credit on an urgent basis, please let us know. Courses offering CE credit are approved by the APA, BRN, CAMFT, and IMQ/CMA. 

  • May I earn CE Hours if I am located outside of California?

All CE accreditation information for Mindsight Institute courses can be found on our CE Credits page. If you are located outside of California, please contact your licensing board to see if they will honor CEs from the Mindsight Institute.

  • How do I earn a Certificate of Completion?

A Certificate of Completion is available after completing this course. Please email Ryan McKeithan at to request a test.





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An extraordinary training, anchored in scientific rigor and soaring with the healing, integrative power of connection."
Deborah Ross, Licensed Professional Counselor
I found the courses fascinating and replete with new knowledge."
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