Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity and Joy

with Shauna Shapiro

About the Episode

Shauna Shapiro is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. In addition to her three highly acclaimed books that have been translated into sixteen languages, she is a professor at Santa Clara University and the author of over 150 papers. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Oprah, NPR, and the American Psychologist have all published her work. Having discovered mindfulness during the darkest time of her life, it became the path to her healing. During her time in Thailand and Nepal, she immersed herself in the practice of mindfulness and came across ‘self-compassion.’ 

She joined us today to talk about her book, ‘Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.’

Shauna talks about her personal journey from experiencing emotional turmoil after spinal surgery to becoming an advocate for self-compassion and mindfulness is nothing short of inspiring.

I sit down with Shauna to explore the practical and transformative aspects of self-compassion and emotional regulation. From the power of mindfulness to the impact of self-compassion on our daily lives, this conversation offers valuable insights and actionable tips for anyone looking to cultivate greater kindness and resilience.

Topics Discussed

Mindfulness [4.41]
Mindfulness isn't just about paying attention. It's about how you pay attention.
Direction and destination [8.19]
We talk about the unrealistic goals we’ve set for ourselves and why direction is more important than destination.
Reacting and responding [15.23]
Shauna explains how mindfulness can help us from a reactor to a responder.
Attitude of kindness [22.00]
The importance of being kind to ourselves.
Self-compassion [26.47]
The three pillars of self-compassion.
Loving kindness [30.21]
Loving kindness Meditation is about building our hearts’ capacity to love and learning to love other people and ourselves.
Remorse and shame [37.06]
Shauna explains the difference between healthy remorse and toxic shame.
Emotional regulation [41.44]
Emotional regulation and how it can control our reactions to something.
Good morning, I love you [47.00]
How the ‘Good morning, I love you’ practice helped Shauna when she was in a difficult phase of her life.

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