Professor Shauna Shapiro, PhD

Professor Shauna Shapiro
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of Arizona
Mindfulness is the awareness that arises out of intentionally paying attention in an open, kind, and discerning way.

Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University, an author, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Nearly a million people have watched her TEDx talk “The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger.” Dr. Shapiro has published more than 100 journal articles and has coauthored two critically acclaimed books: The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.

Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show and in The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Wired, USA Today, HuffPost, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist. She has been an invited speaker for 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, Procter & Gamble, and Genentech. Dr. Shapiro is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and a fellow of the Mind & Life Institute, cofounded by the 14th Dalai Lama.

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