The Power of Mindfulness What You Practice Grows Stronger
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.
Shauna invites us to think about the unrealistic standards we often hold for ourselves.