The Art and Science of Mindfulness in Law
with Shauna Shapiro, Ph. D.
12:45-2 p.m., February 4, 2013
Boalt Hall, Room 12, Berkeley Law (ground floor)
In this brown bag lunch talk, Dr. Shapiro will offer scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, we will investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. We will explore specific pathways of applying mindfulness personally and professionally to cultivate greater compassion, clarity and well being.
Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, licensed clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. Dr. Shapiro has conducted extensive clinical research investigating the effects of mindfulness training across a wide range of populations and has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to co-authoring the critically acclaimed professional text, The Art and Science of Mindfulness, with a foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to graduate education. She lectures and leads mindfulness training programs internationally on the growing applications of mindfulness in psychology, health care, education and law. Dr. Shapiro has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish Government Centre for Development of Human Resources, Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine Program, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, Beijing, China.