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Dr. Shauna Shapiro Pre-Conference Workshop: “What You Practice Grows Stronger: The Power of Mindfulness and Compassion”

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Speaker Bio:

Shauna Shapiro


This full-day workshop weaves together scientific research with the art of mindfulness and compassion practice to explore the frontiers of mind training in society. Mindfulness and compassion are now becoming part of the mainstream culture and have become increasingly popular in every sector of society–healthcare, education, business and government—so much so that Time magazine declared we are witnessing a “Mindful Revolution.”

Together, we will explore the latest advances in science and clinical research to effectively integrate mindfulness and compassion into our professional and personal lives. Specifically, we will learn about current findings in neuroscience, which offer the hopeful message that we can shape and sculpt our brain based on repeated practice. Specific mindfulness and compassion practices will be taught as well as essential underlying themes to be integrated into daily life. The intention of this workshop is to explore the potential of mindfulness and compassion in transforming our individual and collective lives.

Learning Outcomes:
– Identify key elements of mindfulness
– Specify why self-compassion is an essential part of mindfulness
– Understand the scope of research findings regarding compassion, mindfulness and neuroscience
– Explain why shame and self-judgment can be detrimental to learning and changing harmful behaviours

CE Credits:

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 6.5 CE Credits
Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) 7 CE Credits
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 7 CE Credits
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) 7 CE Credits

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Facilitator Brief Bio:

Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor and author of the critically acclaimed books, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. She is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, the Prime Minister of Iceland and the World Council of Psychotherapy.


May 25
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Sick Kids Hospital (The Hospital for Sick Children)
555 University Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 Canada
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