The Compassion Room

The door to compassion is always open. Let’s walk through it together. —Deborah Salazar Shapiro

Welcome to The Compassion Room!

So happy you've arrived! I'm Deborah Salazar Shapiro, MSW, founder of The Compassion Room. I'm a psychotherapist, accredited mindfulness meditation teacher, author, and artist based in San Diego, California—and just like you, I have my challenges in life.

Particularly as we dive deeper into the fast-paced, on-demand world of high-tech and artificial intelligence, many of us feel more disconnected than ever—and it's understandable considering that many relationships are stuck in a static social media state of posts, likes, and comments. It seems as if everyone is "out there" having so much fun. But are we?

A virtual space for camaraderie and compassion

Recognizing the repercussions of emerging technologies yet realizing the tremendous potential they offer, I am taking the best of the Digital Age to create The Compassion Room. A video-and audio-enabled group gathering, it is a virtual space for sharing, connecting, and exploring new ways to respond to life challenges together—face to face.

I have discovered through my years of training and personal experiences that compassion is one of the most powerful healing and transformational tools we can develop in our lives, but it's often the very thing missing from our physical and virtual relationships. (Emojis just don't cut it!)

Save your seat!

If you are ready to share, be heard, and offer others support and understanding, simply subscribe for the video gathering by including your name and email address in the form provided. Please allow 48-hours to receive a welcome email with a link and information to register for this month’s session.

Once you are on the mailing list you may choose to continue receiving information about each month’s gatherings or you can unsubscribe anytime.

Join the call!

Familiar with Zoom Video Conference? If not, sign up for a free account here: *Zoom account is not required to join the sessions.

Who can attend: 

Anyone over the age of 18. As moderator, I would like to keep the session size between 10-15 participants so that the group remains intimate and the sessions engaging.

What to expect:

Kindness and compassion. 

What not to expect:

Judgement. Though I am a trained therapist, this is not a platform for counseling but rather a sacred place for listening and sharing. We are all in this together.

Well, there you have it. Let’s do it! I look forward to seeing you, listening to you, and helping you find new ways to respond to life challenges.

Have questions?

Let’s chat! Email me at

Deborah offers many free teachings and workshops but is often asked how an individual can make a donation to support her life's passion. Rather than accept generous offerings in person, she has provided a simple and voluntary option below. Please know that a donation of any size is gratefully appreciated and will be used to help Deborah expand her messages of compassion and lovingkindness.

Disclaimer: Deborah Salazar Shapiro Meditation & Wellness is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions or concerns regarding a physical or mental illness or ailment, please consult with a physician or trusted health professional. 

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