What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a form of meditation practice where our attention is purposely focused on the present moment. With various techniques, mindfulness allows us to be fully present and fully aware of who we are and where we are. Mindfulness allows us to work with, rather than against, our emotions and to engage purposefully in our lives. For those in the legal profession, it is a particularly useful form of stress management. The CLS Mindfulness Program provides resources and live sessions for those interested in building and strengthening mindfulness techniques, including guided meditation, yoga, and more.
"The benefits, in my experience, are manifest in my own stronger communication and organization. I can pay attention to more things, and not act out of anxiety or stress or anger or defensiveness. I can recognize my needs and not confuse them with my impulses, and then take action accordingly.”
- Anna Krauthamer