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The Power of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion!!! Plus a Guided Meditation from Dr. Shauna Shapiro

The Power of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion!!! Plus a Guided Meditation from Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Update: 2020-02-12
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If you’ve ever wanted greater happiness in your life, then do we have the Good Morning, I Love You show for you.

Today I’ll be talking with Dr. Shauna Shapiro, clinical psychologist, mindfulness and self-compassion expert, the creator of an amazing viral TED Talk, and the author of a beautiful golden book in mindfulness, “Good Morning, I love You”

And that’s just what I want to talk with her about today, about the power of mindfulness and self-compassion to rewire your brain for calm, clarity, and joy.

Key Points Discussed: 

  • What happened to you when you were 17 and playing volleyball (03:31 )
  • The waterfall monastery, the English speaking monk, and what Shauna practiced at the monastery (06:18 )
  • How our entire lives are a meditation and how what we focus on grows stronger (11:01 )
  • The happiness set point theory; We are as we are (11:52 )
  • The superhighways of habit versus country roads (14:20 )
  • The power of focusing our minds and having laser-like attention (18:09 )
  • Beating ourselves up and the energy it costs us (21:08 )
  • The myth and disease of perfectionism that we all have in the west today (22:17 )
  • Learning how to become our own ally and being on our team (25:36 )
  • How do we apply mindfulness, kindness and common humanity in handling a child’s tantrum? (30:21 )
  • Working with soldiers with PTSD and the profound story of the soldier who had never spoken (32:14 )
  • The mistaken belief that self-judgment and shame makes things okay (36:58 )
  • Practicing forgiveness to free our hearts and what forgiveness really means (39:15 )
  • How compassion makes us more accountable (43:00 )
  • Why we often feel worse before we feel better when we start practicing mindfulness (44:21 )
  • Showing up for the beauty in our lives and training our minds into our being so we can change our happiness set point (47:00 )

Additional Resources:

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The Power of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion!!! Plus a Guided Meditation from Dr. Shauna Shapiro

The Power of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion!!! Plus a Guided Meditation from Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Michael Sandler and Dr. Shauna Shapiro