Friday, February 07, 2014

Shauna Shapiro - How Mindfulness Cultivates Compassion

 

From the Greater Good blog via UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center - a little Friday wisdom on how we can generate greater compassion through mindfulness practice. Shauna Shapiro is coauthor, with Linda E. Carlson, of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions.

How Mindfulness Cultivates Compassion

January 2014 | TRT 16:18


The author and researcher explores how moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and surrounding helps us to see and alleviate suffering in others.

Shauna Shapiro explains why mindfulness-based therapies work to develop compassion.
Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., is associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. She has conducted extensive clinical research investigating the effects of mindfulness-based therapies across a wide range of populations, and published over 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She currently lectures and leads mindfulness training programs nationally and internationally for health professionals on the growing applications of mindfulness in psychology and health care. She is coauthor, with Linda E. Carlson, of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions.

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