• March 15, 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 03/15/2018 7:00 pm 03/15/2018 America/Los_Angeles Transforming Self and Society with Compassion Transforming Self and Society with Compassion, A Conversation with Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Mindfulness has become a mainstay of modern life. Millions have found it to be a powerful tool for reducing stress, enhancing attention, and instilling tranquility, but Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu insists it can be so much more.

Stephen believes mindfulness can do more than just clearing your head—it can transform you, make you more fully awake, alive, and aware of your connection to all beings. In his new book, From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion, Stephen shows us how much more enlightening an experience it can be when we add caring and a concern for our fellow beings to the practice. He uses stories from his own life as the son of an Irish immigrant father and a Japanese mother, a professor in Japan and America, a psychotherapist, a father, and a husband to encourage each of us to reflect on how these principles can be manifested in our daily lives.

Join Stephen as he discusses his strong belief that the deepest expression of an awakened mind is found in our relation to others.

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu received a doctorate in clinical and community psychology from Harvard University and was professor at the University of Tokyo before coming to the Stanford University School of Medicine. He teaches in Leadership Innovations, Wellness Education, and Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. His work in designing healing communities in the US, Japan, and other parts of Asia integrates his transcultural life experience and training in East Asian medicine and indigenous Japanese psychology. His latest book, From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion, illuminates a way of living with mindfulness, compassion, and responsibility, balancing Eastern and Western wisdom and science.

Helge Osterhold

Helge Osterhold is a psychotherapist and integrative educator. After teaching as an adjunct professor within the East West Psychology department since 2012, Dr. Osterhold joined us as a core faculty member at CIIS in 2017.

For the past 10 years, Dr. Osterhold has also been working at the University of California San Francisco; since 2012 as the founding director of a training program that focuses on mindful caregiving and clinician resiliency, and previously in pediatric palliative care and bereavement services at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Originally from Germany, Dr. Osterhold received a B.A. in Human Relations at Golden Gate University, an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology and a PhD in East West Psychology at California Institute Of Integral Studies. His theoretical and clinical orientation includes transpersonal, depth and humanistic-existential psychologies with an additional focus on systems theory and multiculturalism.

Dr. Osterhold teaches courses in Spiritual Counseling Skills, Jungian Psychology and East-West Spirituality, Integral Approaches to Dream and Synchronicity, and The Psychology of Death and Dying. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice with a focus on life transitions and lives with his family in Berkeley.

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