Exploring the power of Heartfulness as a way of making peace in ourselves and the world
"There is nothing cold, analytical, or unfeeling about it. The overall tenor is mindfulness practice is gentle, appreciative, and nurturing. Another way to think of it would be 'heartfulness.'"
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Stephen's counseling is based on decades of training and life experience. He specializes in a number of areas including multiculturalism, global lifestyles, multiethnicity, family dynamics and diversity.
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About Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Dr. Murphy-Shigematsu received a doctorate in psychology from Harvard University, was professor at The University of Tokyo and consulting professor at Stanford University, Temple University and Fielding University.
A native of Japan, he integrates Eastern and Western ways of knowing in gentle, compassionate, and mindful healing practices. President of Nichibei Care, he consults on diversity, leadership, and community building.
Co-founder of LifeWorks at Stanford, an integration of contemplative practice, creative expression, and transformative learning, Dr. Murphy-Shigematsu conducts similar programs for youth, parents, teachers, and organizations.
He designs educational spaces, using storytelling for whole student learning and mindful citizenship. His keynote speeches, seminars, and workshops are given internationally at conferences, events, and schools.
Author of books, articles, and essays in Japanese and English, Dr. Murphy-Shigematsu writes about multicultural perspectives on mindfulness, identity, and citizenship. His stories of healing and human development have been hailed as “beautifully written, deeply moving, and groundbreaking.”
His writing bridges genres and is accessible to a wide audience in journals and online publications, including this site's blog and for Psychology Today.