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Combatting stress and labelling success

Legal professionals need to learn how to take better care of themselves, says Kevin Poulter

19 May 2015

Every day, too many lawyers wake up with stress, anxiety, and depression, not only at the prospect of five years of austerity under a Conservative government, but for equally present mental health issues.

Since 2000, Mental Health Awareness Week has run each year between 11 and 17 May. This year, the Mental Health Foundation continues to shine a light on the difficulties faced by those who suffer from mental health problems, but focuses too on 'mindfulness'.

According to the supporting literature, mindfulness is 'an integrative, mind-body based training that helps people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences'.
As well as being a treatment for those with mental ill-health,
its exercises can help focus
the mind in the present
moment, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationships. It has been readily adopted...

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