37 minutes | Jul 30, 2020

Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

The green path to connecting to the planet and tapping into the inherent common trait of humanity. Hearing voices from communities who have been left behind in the systems and coming together to explore the creative solutions to save ourselves and our Mother Earth.  Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna ShapiroIn this episode we will be speaking to clinical psychologist and PhD, Dr. Shauna Shapiro, a best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, that have been translated into 16 languages. Shauna has presented her research to the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems and LinkedIn. Shauna is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed over 1.5 million times. As the pandemic continues, millions are dealing with isolation, loneliness, and tremendous loss, me included. The disruptions are calling for unity, if not our humanity. It is a time for healing and compassion. The landscape is calling for reparations and looking at ways that we can heal from the history of pain and trauma, we are all experiencing right now.  Let us take a moment of silence to contemplate, "What does healing look like? How can we use mindfulness to be more present to what is happening around us and within us during the pandemic?" Let us explore the topic with Dr. Shauna Shapiro on how mindfulness can help us navigate these turbulent times and find peace within ourselves while acknowledging the humanity in others.https://drshaunashapiro.com/"Good Morning, I Love You" (book) *available nowPoetry Corner: From Me 2 WeOther Resources: Mindfulness Networkhttps://www.mindfulness-network.org/free-online-practice-sessions/Mental Health AmericaAs the number of cases of COVID-19 increases, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional, and policy measures now to address them. To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a range of resources and information. You can learn more about mental health and COVID-19 from our blogs and webinars.https://mhanational.org/covid19The Awake Network:https://www.theawakenetwork.com/free-online-meditation-resources-for-the-time-of-social-distancing/Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor through Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization. Free, 24/7, confidential.The Green Path PodcastIG: https://www.instagram.com/greenpathpodcast/Twitter: @thegreenpathpodYouTube: https://youtu.be/CbRdcDqID7g
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