21st Annual Francine C. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture Featuring Dr. Shauna Shapiro at Francis W. Parker School

May 6, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join mindful parenting expert Dr. Shauna Shapiro for a revolutionary lecture combining the ancient wisdom of mindfulness with modern neuroscience to help us deepen our capacity to raise emotionally intelligent children. The word “discipline” has a negative connotation in our culture and in our society. Many parents think discipline is overly harsh and antiquated. But when you look at the root of the word, discipline is really about teaching and learning. As parents, we want to teach our children skills that are going to help them cultivate greater happiness and health in their lives. Mindful discipline involves creating boundaries and guidance in a conscious, loving way that can deeply support your children’s growth and development.
Together, we will explore the latest advances in science and clinical research to consider how to effectively integrate mindfulness and compassion into parenting and teaching. The intention of this lecture is to examine practices that can transform our individual and collective lives.
Shauna Shapiro is a professor, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Nearly 1 million people have watched her 2017 TEDx talk “The Power of Mindfulness," and she has published more than 100 journal articles and co-authored two critically acclaimed books translated into 14 languages: The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. Her work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, WiredUSA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and American Psychologist. Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. What is truly unique about her is that her scientific work is born out of 20 years of personal meditation experience. She spent time in the monasteries of Thailand and Nepal and brings a deeply embodied sense of mindfulness to her teaching.
Be prepared for unexpected mystery and delight.

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