What is mindfulness meditation?
It’s actually quite simple—mindfulness is paying attention to your moment-to-moment experience.
While the benefits of meditation have been known for centuries, recent neuroscience and psychology studies have confirmed its benefits: better concentration and perception, and increased ability to empathize with others and be present in difficult situations. Additionally, meditation reduces stress and increases immune response and positive emotions. It can even lengthen your lifespan.
I’m busy. I don’t have time to meditate, you think.
That’s okay—you don’t need to meditate for long. About 20 to 30 minutes a day works.
And the benefits for legal professionals—who face demanding, intellectually challenging work, difficult issues and financial stresses—are legion.
Over the next few months, the NHLAP will run a series on Mindfulness for Legal Professionals here on our blog. Get started with us by watching the following (brief) video below, an Introduction to Mindfulness.