An Interview with Professor Nathalie Martin
Mindfulness is one in a suite of wellness techniques. It's a practice of being in the present moment and observing one’s experience, a training to help let go of unproductive thoughts and better manage stress. Studies have shown that regular mindfulness practice can have a range of health benefits, including greater ability to moderate emotions, improved focus, and greater emotional resiliency. For lawyers, mindfulness practice can help improve lawyers' negotiation and conflict resolution skills, foster ethical behavior, and build better relationships with clients.
Prevalence of problem drinking, substance abuse, and mental health concerns among lawyers