IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Rooms 201-202, Level 2

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Why lawyers should meditate: cultivating skills in self-awareness
Rooms 201-202, Level 2
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The re-entry into the workplace following the Covid-19 pandemic has seen an exponential rise in levels of stress and anxiety within the legal community. This has placed a premium on cultivating greater levels of emotional awareness and connection within the working environment - a daunting challenge for a profession that prides itself on its emotional detachment. Learning to meditate is not some esoteric practice but a basic tool of self -awareness. It builds our capacity to respond more effectively both to our own emotional needs and those of our co-workers. In this session, Chris will talk about his own meditation journey over more than a decade (including as Co-Chair of the European Regional Forum) and discuss the reality of what a meditation practice can provide to the busy mentally exhausted legal practitioner. 

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Christopher Owen N/A , London, England; Co-Chair, European Regional Forum