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Mon, Nov 18


Sante Fe, NM

Mindfulness for Judges Retreat

This 4-day National Judaical College program is an opportunity to pause from the many complexities of being a judge and find some space to breathe and reflect. It is a practice of learning to pay attention to our thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations and acknowledging whatever is present.

Mindfulness for Judges Retreat
Mindfulness for Judges Retreat

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – Nov 21, 2024, 6:00 PM

Sante Fe, NM

About the event

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What will I learn? During this course, you will learn to: Define “mindfulness”; Describe why mindfulness is especially important for judges to employ; Summarize the benefits of mindfulness for both your personal and professional life; and Apply mindfulness to assist you in decision making. 

Over the course of the four days, 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.  Mindfulness also …

  • develops your immune system;
  • aids with physiological responses to stress and negative emotions;
  • improves social relationships with family and strangers;
  • reduces stress, depression, and anxiety;
  • increases well-being and happiness;
  • increases openness to experience, conscientiousness, and agreeableness; and
  • improves your awareness that is more clear, nonconceptual, and flexible.

Research on mindfulness in the judiciary, for example, the  effectiveness of mindfulness in addressing unconscious biases, will be a  particular focus. In addition to the didactic portion of the program,  we will spend a significant amount of time experiencing directly a wide  variety of attention focusing and meditation practices, while leaving  time for thoughtful dialogue and inquiry. By the end of the course you  will have both experience with mindfulness practice along with the  resources to keep your practice going for years to come.

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