Advanced Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here”: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Book-posterMindfulness Starts Here incorporates the rigor of science, the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection and years of lived experience. The wealth of theory and practice presented in this illuminating text will be of benefit to clinicians and clients alike, and has the potential to transform our individual and collective lives. I highly recommend it.

            Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D., Associate Professor Santa Clara University, co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions

In 2000, Shauna Shapiro and Gary Schwartz wrote a chapter on intention as one of the key facets of self-regulation(1). The model they presented of self-regulation (the ability to modulate reactivity) drew from many sources in the field of emotion regulation including the area of attention-based regulation (mindfulness) proposed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Their model of Intention Systemic Mindfulness (ISM) has informed the Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management program taught at the OMC. Over the last ten years, this model and its subsequent expansion, has also become the foundation of our Professional Training Program, particularly in the teacher formation and mentoring process which follows the Level I training (8-week participation in the Core Program & 2 1/2-day skills training retreat) where future teachers’ intention-setting, “mindfulness qualities and systemic perspectives” are cultivated.

Dr. Shapiro and co-author Dr. Linda Carlson have written The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions. Her new book, co-authored with Chris White, Loving Discipline: A Mindful Guide to a Raising Respectful, Responsible and Cooperative Child, is available for pre-order here.


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(1)The role of intention in self-regulation: Toward intentional systemic mindfulness. Shapiro, Shauna L.; Schwartz, Gary E. Schwartz. In Boekaerts, Monique (Ed); Pintrich, Paul R. (Ed); Zeidner, Moshe (Ed), (2000). Handbook of self-regulation.  (pp. 253-273). San Diego, CA, US: Academic Press, xxix, 783 pp. doi: 10.1016/B978-012109890-2/50037-8

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