Nov 30, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. PST (75 mins.) | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating non-judgmental awareness in the present moment. It is a practice of learning to pay attention to our thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations and acknowledging whatever is present and using that information to respond to the unfolding of our work and lives. Judges, especially, have to be mindful in practicing their craft. During this webcast, we will explore the most current research on mindfulness, including the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the effects of mindfulness on work-related skills and behaviors. Specifically, participants will learn how mindfulness can help cope with trauma, and enhance leadership and communication.

After participating in the webcast, participants will be able to:
a)     Define “mindfulness”;
b)     Identify the research that supports mindfulness;
c)     Describe how they can utilize mindfulness to maintain focus, calm, and objectivity in the midst of the pressures and challenges of the judiciary; and
d)     Summarize how a mindfulness mini-session impacted them.