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Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Shauna Shapiro / Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy with Eve Ekman

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

$20 – $48
Good Morning, I Love You

Berkeley Arts & Letters and The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley co-present an evening with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D. for her new book, Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.

In Good Morning, I Love You, Dr. Shauna Shapiro — one of the leading scientists studying the effects of mindfulness on well-being — shows us that acting with compassion toward ourselves is the key.

In short, lively chapters, Dr. Shapiro explains the basic brain science and offers numerous mindfulness and self-compassion practices. Stories from her life and research demonstrate how this powerhouse combination alleviates anxiety, boosts creative thinking, and enlarges our sense of belonging and purpose.

We can see it on brain scans. Negative and critical thoughts (and the vast majority of our thoughts are negative) cause the part of the brain responsible for learning to literally shut down. Kind and self-compassionate thoughts, by contrast, turn on the parts responsible for growth and change. With practice, we can literally rewire our brains for greater feelings of calm, joy, and possibility.

Try it and see  even if it makes you squirm. When you wake up tomorrow, take a deep breath, hand on heart, and say, Good morning, I love you. Then try it the next day. And the next. See what happens.


Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a widely published scholar whose TEDx talk, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed over one million times. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and a fellow of the Dalai Lamas Mind and Life Institute. Dr. Shapiro lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit drshaunashapiro.com.    ​

Eve Ekman, Ph.D., MSW, is the GGSC’s director of training. Eve is a second-generation emotion researcher who has had meaningful collaborations with her father, renowned emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman, including on The Atlas of Emotions, an online visual tool commissioned by the Dalai Lama to teach emotional awareness, and Cultivating Emotional Balance, an intensive, evidence-based training for compassion and mindfulness.

Please note:

Doors at 6pm. Program at 7pm. Duration of event is subject to author’s preference.

Signing details TBA soon.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. All ticket sales are final.

This event is all ages. Accessibility is important to us! If you have special needs of any kind, please write events AT booksmith DOT com and we will do our best to accommodate you.


February 6, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
$20 – $48
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Berkeley Arts & Letters
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