Dr. Shauna Shapiro

21st Annual Francine C. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture

Dr. Shauna Shapiro 
Speaker, Author and Professor of Psychology
at Santa Clara University
“The Power of Mindfulness in Parenting and Teaching”
Monday, May 6
7 p.m | Heller Auditorium
Free and open to the public
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Join mindful parenting expert Dr. Shauna Shapiro for a revolutionary lecture combining the ancient wisdom of mindfulness with modern neuroscience to help us deepen our capacity to raise emotionally intelligent children. The word “discipline” has a negative connotation in our culture and in our society. Many parents think discipline is overly harsh and antiquated. But when you look at the root of the word, discipline is really about teaching and learning. As parents, we want to teach our children skills that are going to help them cultivate greater happiness and health in their lives. Mindful discipline involves creating boundaries and guidance in a conscious, loving way that can deeply support your children’s growth and development.
Together, we will explore the latest advances in science and clinical research to consider how to effectively integrate mindfulness and compassion into parenting and teaching. The intention of this lecture is to examine practices that can transform our individual and collective lives.
Shauna Shapiro is a professor, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Nearly 1 million people have watched her 2017 TEDx talk “The Power of Mindfulness," and she has published more than 100 journal articles and co-authored two critically acclaimed books translated into 14 languages: The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. Her work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Wired, USA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and American Psychologist. Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. What is truly unique about her is that her scientific work is born out of 20 years of personal meditation experience. She spent time in the monasteries of Thailand and Nepal and brings a deeply embodied sense of mindfulness to her teaching.
Be prepared for unexpected mystery and delight.
The Francine C. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture Series was created to honor the memory of one of Parker’s most dedicated and effective volunteers, Francine C. Rosenberg. In Francine’s memory, the Lecture Series is dedicated to exposing Parker and the extended community to innovative views, philosophies and teachings relevant to the education of our children and how we live our lives. Previous guest lecturers include Michael Thompson, Ph.D.; Robert Evans, Ed.D.; Michael J. Gelb; John Gottman, Ph.D.; Edward Hallowell, M.D.; Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.; Sir Ken Robinson; Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D.; Ruth J. Simmons; James P. Steyer; Beverly Daniel Tatum; Maria Trozzi; Judith Viorst; Paul Tough; Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair; Bruce Perry; and Eric Liu.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.