Mare Chapman, book launch of Unshakeable Confidence

Event date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

A Room of One's Own is delighted to host the launch of Mare Chapman's book Unshakeable Confidence with a reading and book signing!

About Mare Chapman: Mare Chapman. M.A., is a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher in private practice since 1983. In 1976 she founded and directed the Yahara House, the first non-profit in Wisconsin to offer day treatment services for adults with chronic mental illness. Mare teaches a popular nine-week “Mindfulness for Women” class, on which her book “Unshakeable Confidence The Freedom to be Our Authentic Selves: Mindfulness for Women” is based. She has mentored more than 5,000 students through mindfulness classes on a range of other applications including self-acceptance, compassion, befriending fear, chronic pain and life-threatening illness, eating disorders, Loving Kindness, LGBTQ issues, and teen challenges. Mare brings a truly holistic approach to her work. She leads day-long and three-day meditation retreats, gives presentations, conducts trainings, and consults with companies and non-profits on mindfulness. She teaches mindfulness to clinicians through the Department of Psychiatry, and Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Chapman is the author of five journal articles and two audio podcasts, ‘Cultivating Mindfulness Through Insight Meditation’, and ‘Cultivating Mindfulness: Physical Pain and Difficult Emotions’ available for download at An avid bicyclist, track racing champion, and nature lover, Mare has two children and four grandchildren, and lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her spouse Pam, their dog Gracie and cat Smokie Joe.

About Unshakeable Confidence: “I don’t trust myself and I’m always worrying about what others think of me”... Does this sound familiar? With astounding clarity, Chapman identifies the gender conditioning women receive from the moment the doctor shouts “It’s a girl!”. Offering a feminist perspective on how women are culturally conditioned to disconnect from their authenticity and power, the book guides the reader through an intimate journey in applying mindfulness to cultivate connection with authentic self and gain the freedom to live with unshakeable confidence. This warm and practical book explores the ways women lose themselves in relationships and shows how they can regain connection with their true selves through mindfulness. The book is beautifully designed to follow Chapman’s popular nine-week meditation classes that train the mind, heart, and body. It builds on "Ownwork" practices the reader can use in formal meditation sits, or informally, in daily moments like sitting in the car or waiting in line. Each chapter includes easy-to-follow Check-Ins and Practice sections leading the reader toward gentle yet unflinching connection with one’s own direct experience.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
Unshakeable Confidence the Freedom to Be Our Authentic Selves: Mindfulness for Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9781537553412
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 7th, 2017