The Power of Mindfulness
What You Practice Grows Stronger
with Shauna Shapiro

All of us have the capacity to change and to learn and to grow, no matter what our circumstances. —Shauna Shapiro

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and in our lives.

Based on an insight she learned from a Buddhist monk — “What you practice grows stronger” — Shauna masterfully weaves together both personal stories and scientific findings, such as the fact that our minds wander 47 percent of the time — almost half our lives! What are we practicing when we’re on auto-pilot? Often, it’s judgment, impatience, frustration … with ourselves and others.

Watch this inspiring TEDx talk to open up space for new possibilities.


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

Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education, and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, serves on the Axialent Advisory Board as a leader on conscious business, and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Cisco Systems and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters and is coauthor of The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline, a loving approach to raising an emotionally intelligent child.

Get inspired!

Shauna invites us to think about the unrealistic standards we often hold for ourselves.

What are you practicing these days?

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