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Mindfulness for the UGA School of Law Community: Introduction

This guide is an introduction to Mindfulness, with an emphasis on coping skills for law students.

What is Mindfulness?

Watch our Library 3 minute & 5 minute guided meditations.

Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment without judgment, which can be developed through contemplative practices and other training. Also called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the popular mindfulness movement initiated by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness

Mindful Twentysomething - ebook

Mindfulness in the Law

Follow-Up: Mediation Grids Updated; Harvard Signs on to "Mindfulness', 22 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 86 (2004)

A meditation technique that has been applied to business dispute resolution processes will be the subject of several seminars this summer, including a session this month at a year-old Harvard Law School program that embraces the concept that meditation can make neutrals better.

We Are All In This Together, 11/2019 Florida Bar News 13

As mindfulness has become more richly infused into the fabric of the legal profession, a shift is taking place from a primary focus on the lawyer and members of the legal profession to the broader relational context to include clients and parties to a dispute.

Bringing Awareness into the Room, Disp. Resol. Mag., Fall 2018, at 20

Using the Buddha's roots of conflict and four noble truths to address our own--and then others--conflicts.

No Magical Cure for Anxiety, but with Persistence, You Can Train Your Mind to Relax,, Sept. 1, 2019

Jeena Cho encourages us to combat anxiety through training our minds to acknowledge anxious thoughts and to focus on the physiological response to those thoughts. She also walks her readers through a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 grounding exercise.




This guided mindfulness practice is from April 1, 2020.  Find more on Instragram Headspace Take 10

Stacey Schuerman in 2014

Sharon Salzberg: How Mindfulness Empowers Us

Mindfulness Resources


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