MEET SHAUNA

THE OFFICIAL STORY

Shauna Shapiro, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, translated into 16 languages. Shauna has presented her research to the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems and LinkedIn. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Wired, USA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, and the American Psychologist. Shauna is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed over a million times.

THE OFFICIAL STORY

Shauna Shapiro, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, translated into 16 languages. Shauna has presented her research to the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems and LinkedIn. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Wired, USA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, and the American Psychologist. Shauna is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed over a million times.

“Shauna is one of the rare scientist-practitioners who contributes not only new research but new and deeper understandings of mind – its challenges and its potential”.
Mark Williams PhD, University of Oxford

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“Shauna is one of the rare scientist-practitioners who contributes not only new research but new and deeper understandings of mind – its challenges and its potential”.
Mark Williams PhD, University of Oxford

THE WHOLE STORY

I discovered mindfulness during the darkest time of my life. I was 17, lying in a hospital bed, a metal rod in my spine, watching my life dissolve before my eyes. Throughout months of rehabilitation, what tortured me most was the fear that I would never be happy again. Mindfulness became my path to healing. Four years later, I went to Thailand and Nepal to deepen my study of mindfulness and discovered something essential: self-compassion. I learned that being kind to oneself was the most important – and often overlooked – ingredient of mindfulness. For the past two decades I’ve studied and taught the powerful duo of mindfulness & self-compassion and witnessed thousands of people transform their lives through these practices. Now, 25 years post-surgery, I’ve found a more enduring happiness than I ever knew possible. Science confirms what I’ve experienced: these practices have the power to rewire our brain and bring about lasting change in ourselves and our world.

THE WHOLE STORY

I discovered mindfulness during the darkest time of my life. I was 17, lying in a hospital bed, a metal rod in my spine, watching my life dissolve before my eyes. Throughout months of rehabilitation, what tortured me most was the fear that I would never be happy again. Mindfulness became my path to healing. Four years later, I went to Thailand and Nepal to deepen my study of mindfulness and discovered something essential: self-compassion. I learned that being kind to oneself was the most important – and often overlooked – ingredient of mindfulness. For the past two decades I’ve studied and taught the powerful duo of mindfulness & self-compassion and witnessed thousands of people transform their lives through these practices. Now, 25 years post-surgery, I’ve found a more enduring happiness than I ever knew possible. Science confirms what I’ve experienced: these practices have the power to rewire our brain and bring about lasting change in ourselves and our world.

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