MINDFUL LEGAL PRACTICE
Mindfulness Training Program for Law Students
to Develop Mental Clarity and Physical Resiliency
21 Minutes A Day for 21 Days
Next Course Begins in July 2017
Are you feeling out of balance, stressed out, and overwhelmed by the amount of work you have?
Do you have a difficult time quieting your mind and calming down your body?
Are you feeling anxious and having a hard time focusing on the task at hand?
Mindfulness will improve your mental and emotional health while optimizing your law school performance.
Mindfulness, you have read about it in ABA Journal and seen it splashed across the front pages of Time and Newsweek magazine. However, like most legal professionals, you are too busy to attend an eight-week class.
Seeing a need, MindKind Institute has created a program specifically tailored to address the stresses of the legal academy and it is delivered on a schedule law students can manage. Our Mindful Legal Practice course is held entirely online and through video conference with our team of experienced mindfulness teachers.
With looming deadlines, high stake exams, and exhausting hours, it is no surprise that law students experience thoughts of depression, anxiety and suicide at a higher rate than most Americans. Thankfully mindfulness is clinically proven to reduce these symptoms of chronic stress and depression.
While mindfulness is an excellent tool for stress reduction, other benefits include increased attention span, increased memory capacity and recall speed, and less emotional reactivity. Very simply, you become a happier person!
Through our Mindful Legal Practice course you will:
- Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation, the science, theory and practice
- Begin to integrate and harmonize different aspects of your life
- Identify the source of stress and release it through breath and body awareness
- Reduce emotional reactivity and increase more space for creativity
- Communicate more effectively with clients and fellow attorneys
Free of Charge: Because this will be a pilot version of this program we are offering it free of charge. To support comitement though we are asking for a $49 deposit which will be returned upon completion of the course.
Why participate in this program?
You’ll walk away with a range of useful mindfulness techniques and a strong start to build a daily practice – one that will help you to become more centered, present, and grounded in your day-to-day life. The program is designed for busy professionals. We estimate about 15 minutes per day for meditation and reflection, and an extra hour per week for readings and group discussion.
How it works:
1. Daily Exercises and Practice
You will gain access to our private online learning platform. You will practice daily guided meditations, read articles on contemplative practice, share your reflections, and gain specific insight on how mindfulness can benefit your law school experience. You will get helpful feedback and insights with your peers and expert mindfulness instructors.
2. Weekly Group Calls
You and your group will meet via group video calls for live coaching with our faculty members Dr. Home Nguyen and the MindKind Team. In these calls we will review the material and practices, answer questions, express challenges and practice what we learn together.
3. Group Support & Buddy System
Through our group calls and the online platform, you will share insights, progress and personal feedback with one another throughout the week. You will also be assigned a "team" of course participants who will hold you accountable for the work. These components will provide encouragement and accountability between the weekly calls and foster a sense of community and shared progress. You are not alone in this work!