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Mindfulness as a Stress Management Tool for Attorneys


Attorneys are taught to work harder, longer, and better, sometimes leading to burnout or addiction. Learning to cope with stress in a positive way can allow you to actually become more productive. In this course, mindfulness expert, Rebecca Stanwyck, provides a look at the practice of mindfulness, showing how it can aid attorneys in becoming better at their job, and more at peace in their personal lives. She provides an insightful presentation on mindfulness and how it can help us pay attention to the present moment, which helps to control the racing, repetitive, and non-productive thoughts that lead to stress. The core mindful practices of intention, attention, and attitude can lead to a fundamental shift in perspective, allowing for a more productive and positive life.


I. Managing Stress Through Mindfulness
    A. Introduction of Topic
    B. How Mindfulness can be Beneficial
    C. What Mindfulness is Not
    D. What Mindfulness Is
    E. Differences Between Mindfulness and Meditation
    F. Why Do Attorneys Need Mindfulness/Meditation?
    G. The Hype v. The Science
    H. The Powers of Mindfulness
    I. Research Significance
    J. The Practice of Mindfulness
    K. Attention and Focus Benefits
    L. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
    M. Choosing the Best Practice for You
    N. Audience and Presenter Discussion

Content Provided

With influence and presence on both U.S. coasts and abroad, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP enjoys an expansive international platform. The firm has 14 offices in global centers for capital markets, energy and technology and provides its clients with the strength of this reach and a commitment to cross-border service and responsiveness. Pillsbury is a leader in its core areas of focus: capital markets and finance, energy, global sourcing, litigation, real estate, technology, life sciences, and communications.

Speaker / Author:

Photo of Rebecca Stanwyck

Rebecca Stanwyck

Rebecca Stanwyck is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley. She is professionally trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. Ms. Stanwyck is a licensed psychotherapist and meditation teacher who has been educating people about stress and substance abuse for decades, helping them to solve both personal and work-related problems.

Ms. Stanwyck is a member of the American Mindfulness Research Association, the California Society for Clinical Social Work, the East Bay Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and the Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Network.


Price (USD)

Standard: $99.00
Subscribers: FREE
Pillsbury U Online: FREE
Metro State Univ: $99.00


Course Code : 775544

Release Date : 04/04/2019

Length : 55min
Recorded Date : 1/24/2019

Format Type : eLearning

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