Mindfulness for Lawyers: Decrease your Stress and Improve your Performance

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Article

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Keywords

Mindfulness, Meditation, Growth, Stress, Cortisol, Stress, Deep breathing, Personnel development, Corporate culture, Awareness, High expectations, Criticism, Nervous system, Concentration, Attention

Abstract

Lawyers should set aside 10 to 20 minutes per day to practice meditation and mindfulness. Research shows that this improves attention, executive function and working memory while reducing heart rate, anxiety, depression, confusion, fatigue, tension and negativity. Lawyers should carve out some quiet time to empower their rest-and-digest system. It is an invaluable investment in stress reduction and improved thinking.

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Publication Statement

Copyright is held by The Docket. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. This magazine article was originally published as Debra S. Austin, Mindfulness for Lawyers: Decrease your Stress and Improve your Performance, THE DOCKET, Aug.–Sept. 2017 at 18, https://issuu.com/dbadocket/docs/docket__august_september_2017_high_res.

Rights Holder

Austin, Debra; Denver Bar Association

Language

English (eng)

Extent

2 pgs

Publication Title

The Docket

Volume

39.5

Issue

August/September 2017

First Page

18

Last Page

19



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