Stanford University "Mindfulness Classroom" Psychologist
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu is faculty in the Program of Health and Human Performance, School of Medicine, and lecturer in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. He is founding director of the Heartfulness Lab, and co-founder of LifeWorks, programs in mindfulness, compassion, and transformative learning. He received a doctorate from Harvard University in Psychology and was professor at The University of Tokyo. His books in English include From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion (February 2018). When Half is Whole (Stanford University Press, 2012); Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment (Brush Education, 2012); and Multicultural Encounters (Teachers College Press, 2002). Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu trained in East Asian medicine in Japan and psychology at Harvard University and the University of Tokyo. His teaching and research at Stanford University balances Eastern and Western ways of knowing, doing , and being in designing gentle, healing , inclusive educational spaces. His work in building community and mindful citizenship by connecting diverse people, transforming self and society, is featured here.