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The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Compassion

Practices for a Healthier, Happier Life

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

What you practice grows stronger. Mindfulness is a simple, powerful skill and an essential building block in our ability to practice compassion toward ourselves and others.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Shauna Shapiro, PhD, offers you tools that weave together the art and science of mindfulness to support you in healing and living a joyful, meaningful life. Through lecture, discussion, and practical exercises, you will discover how modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom come together to help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

You will explore:

  • Simple yet potent meditation practices, including loving-kindness practices, mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement to experience the transformational power of your awareness
  • How to use different types of attention and concentration (meditation) to decrease stress levels and improve a variety of psychological conditions
  • Revolutionary research in neuroscience that explains how neuroplasticity can help you change and reshape your brain to live a healthier, happier life.

You will take home practices specifically designed to grow neuropathways of health, joy, wisdom, and compassion. Be prepared for unexpected delight. This workshop is appropriate for anyone curious about meditation.

Self-Discovery

Shauna Shapiro, PhD

October 20 - 22, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

What you practice grows stronger. Mindfulness is a simple, powerful skill and an essential building block in our ability to practice compassion toward ourselves and others.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Shauna Shapiro, PhD, offers you tools that weave together the art and science of mindfulness to support you in healing and living a joyful, meaningful life. Through lecture, discussion, and practical exercises, you will discover how modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom come together to help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

You will explore:

  • Simple yet potent meditation practices, including loving-kindness practices, mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement to experience the transformational power of your awareness
  • How to use different types of attention and concentration (meditation) to decrease stress levels and improve a variety of psychological conditions
  • Revolutionary research in neuroscience that explains how neuroplasticity can help you change and reshape your brain to live a healthier, happier life.

You will take home practices specifically designed to grow neuropathways of health, joy, wisdom, and compassion. Be prepared for unexpected delight. This workshop is appropriate for anyone curious about meditation.

Faculty Bio

Shauna Shapiro, PhD

Shauna Shapiro, a professor at Santa Clara University, is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness.

Recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, Dr. Shapiro is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, which was cofounded by the Dalai Lama.

She leads mindfulness programs internationally and has been invited to present for the king of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Dr. Shapiro serves on the advisory board of Axialent, a leader in conscious business, and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies, including Cisco Systems and Google.

She has published more than 150 articles and book chapters and is coauthor of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.

Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in Wired magazine, USA Today, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist.

Why Attend

  • Cultivate mindfulness-based practices to address stress, improve sleep, and achieve a greater sense of well-being.

  • Embrace your humanity and open your heart to the power of presence by exploring the latest theories and research for cultivating peaceful, kind awareness.

  • Integrate mindfulness and compassion into your personal and professional life for increased joy, kindness, and ease.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Suitable for all health care and education professionals

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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