Shauna Shapiro, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker. She has presented her work to a wide range of audiences including Google, LinkedIn, and other Fortune 100 companies, the Danish Government, the King of Thailand, the Gross National Happiness Executive Committee of Bhutan, the world’s largest banks, CEOS, doctors and nurses, the World Counsel of Psychotherapy, teachers and school children across the world, as well as top athletic teams and the NBA. Dr. Shapiro offers numerous speaking topics including The Traits of Great Leaders and Building a Compassionate Corporate Culture and others listed below. Keynote presentations can also be customized across a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, and Well-Being. Her TEDx Talk, What You Practice Grows Stronger, has been viewed 3 million times.
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THE POWER OF MINDFULNESS: WHAT YOU PRACTICE GROWS STRONGER
In this presentation, Dr. Shauna Shapiro – an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness – teaches you powerful practices to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. She shares recent discoveries in neuroscience and offers practical tools to re-architect the structure of your brain to decrease stress, increase clarity and strengthen your sense of belonging and purpose. You will learn how the practice of mindfulness deactivates the centers of the brain responsible for emotional reactivity, and helps engage the rational part of your brain so you can make choices aligned with your deepest values. Dr. Shapiro offers a science-based roadmap for how to enhance personal and professional well-being, while building better lives and communities.
HARDWIRING HAPPINESS: POSITIVE BRAINS = BETTER HEALTH + PERFORMANCE
The negativity bias, our tendency to look for what’s wrong and to gloss over or entirely miss the good, is hardwired in us. It made sense evolutionarily. This was how we survived. Yet this imbalance leads to chronic stress, anxiety and depression. What over a decade of research shows is that training your brain to be positive leads to greater success at work, better physical health and improved mental well-being. To overcome learned helplessness, we must create “wins” for our brain by training ourselves to be rational optimists who focus on what is working. Dr. Shapiro explains what positive psychology is, how much we can change, and practical applications and strategies for Hardwiring Happiness even in the midst of change and challenge.
Great leaders encourage collaboration, promote inclusion, and make their employees feel seen and heard. Their greatest tool? COMPASSION. Compassion isn’t a static trait that people either have or don’t have—we all have the ability to grow our compassion intentionally through practice. A clinical psychologist and renown expert in compassion, Dr. Shapiro uses her scientific and clinical expertise to give us concrete strategies for compassionate leadership. She shows us how to lead teams that are connected, collaborative, creative, and ultimately more successful. This presentation illuminates the science behind why kindness and compassion are not signs of weakness but sources of strength.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE EDUCATION
At schools and companies alike, we often are taught: “If I work harder, then I will be successful, and then I will be happy.” This formula is scientifically backwards. Dr. Shapiro explains that when we flip the formula, and focus on being positive first, we raise nearly every educational and business outcome. By demonstrating how happiness is a choice, we can help students and employees not only cultivate positive habits and mindsets, but achieve higher levels of success as a result. Dr. Shapiro uses the latest research, interactive experiments and humorous stories to show how simple changes to our mindset and habits can bring this research to life and create happiness and success for our schools, our businesses and ourselves.
THE SCIENCE OF SELF-COMPASSION
Our society teaches us that self-compassion is the enemy of productivity; that to be kind to ourselves is to invite complacency. In fact, the opposite is true. Self-compassion is proven to increase motivation and productivity, boost resilience, and improve mental health. Dr. Shauna Shapiro, a pioneer in the empirical study of self-compassion, shows us why we need self-compassion more than ever, and teaches us simple, yet powerful practices to cultivate it. She provides step-by-step guidance for tapping your inner resources and transforming the way you work and live.
THE POWER OF ATTENTION
We’re in a focus crisis: we can’t pay attention, and it’s affecting our power to innovate and think deeply. In fact, research from Harvard shows the mind wanders on average 47% of the time. That means we are missing about half of our life. We risk losing our ability to finish long-term projects and connect with people around us, as well as losing contact with our deepest values and goals. Dr. Shauna Shapiro offers a science-based roadmap for reclaiming the power of attention and recovering our minds. She’ll teach you how to reverse exhaustion, get back your flow states, and forge real relationships at work and in your personal life. When we tap into that stillness, our minds will be sharpened to do anything we set them to, and we’ll have workplaces and organizations that are ready to embrace a focused, productive, creative mindset and achieve their goals.