On today’s show, I reveal how meditation can be a great way to deal with the stress and anxiety of being a lawyer. I share the science behind meditation as well as my personal struggle (and triumph) in finding a technique that worked for my busy mind.
Things you will learn in this episode:
- How the pressures of being a lawyer can affect your daily life and why a healthy outlet for your mind is critical
- What most lawyers have in common and why these personality traits can create an impediment to trying “new age” (although they’re not so new…) practices like meditation
- My experience in trying to figure out how to turn off my mind and meditate; I was convinced it wasn’t possible for a lawyer like me but I was wrong
- The neuroscience behind meditation and how Harvard researchers have proven that it changes the brain over time
- The benefits of meditation including how 50 year-olds can have the same memory as 20 year-olds
- What changes you can expect to experience if you start a regular meditation practice
- Tips and resources to get started, even if you’ve tried it before and believe it’s impossible for your busy legal mind!
To accompany this episode, I’ve created a guided meditation audio for you. If you’ve tried to meditate before without any luck, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try. To download your free copy, click the button below.
Dr. Larry Richard, LawyerBrain
Sara Lazar, Ph.D. (Harvard)
Mindful Meditation at the Hammer (UCLA)
Oprah and Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience
My Meditation Playlist (Spotify)
The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation by Jenna Cho and Karen Gifford