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Dr. Shilagh Mirgain: Speaking Engagements

About Dr. Shilagh Mirgain

Shilagh Mirgain, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Health and Sport Psychology.  She is a sought-after speaker, facilitator and writer who specializes in mind-body skills to cultivate well-being. Often called on to represent UW Health in the media, she writes and speaks on mind-body skills to foster optimal health and peak performance.  She was featured on the TODAY show discussing skills to cultivate well-being and greater happiness in the workplace.  She is a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Public Radio, CBS 3 News in Madison and BRAVA Magazine.


Dr. Mirgain also has expertise in mindful leadership and has facilitated workshops at major corporations such as Boeing, Harley Davidson, PwC, Saris and Promega Corporation.


In her practice, Dr. Mirgain uses both individual and group formats to treat patients with a variety of medical conditions and adjustment issues.  She is one of the Sport Psychologists to the UW Badger athletes.  She is a co-author on the recently published article in Pain Medicine, “Mindfulness Meditation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention Reduces Pain Severity and Sensitivity in Opioid-Treated Chronic Low Back Pain: Pilot Findings.”


She received her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Clinical and Community Psychology, completed her clinical internship at the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry.

To learn more about Shilagh, visit her website and UW Health profile.

Featured Video: Giving the Gift of Mindfulness

Sample talk titles include:

Cultivating Well-Being in the Workplace

Mindful Leadership

Mindfulness Meditation Training

Mind-Body Medicine Training

Forget Work-Life Balance, Find Flow

Resilience and Stress Hardiness

The Science of Building Effective Habits

The Art of Letting Go

The Psychology of Awe

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Effectiveness

Skills to Build Stronger Social Support

Positivity and Purpose in Your Personal and Professional Life

Building Better Boundaries

Bouncing Back from Burnout

Choosing Courage Over Comfort

The Benefits of Nature

Self-Compassion and Generosity are Health Habits to Cultivate

Confidence is a Skill