CCT© Teacher Directory
Deborah Salazar Shapiro
Deborah Salazar Shapiro, MSW, is a psychotherapist, accredited mindfulness meditation and Compassion Cultivation Training© teacher, author, and artist who has been working with children and families for more than 15 years. She is an instructor of the world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. In addition to completing training as a Mindfulness Facilitator at the University of California, Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience, Deborah has studied meditation for almost a decade with various Buddhist teachers in the U.S., and, recently, in Dharamshala, India. Deborah’s passion for teaching mindfulness—and guiding others to cultivate compassion and generate a kind heart—gives her deep purpose and brings her great joy. She has found through her own personal experiences that compassion can bring about the most powerful healing and transformation.