Mindfulness: How It Can Help You Study Law

The word “mindfulness” has become ever more common in today’s society. Often this use is accompanied by pictures of serene landscapes, flowing water or impressive yoga poses.

Here to explain mindfulness and how it can help you study law are Emma Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University and Chris Lomas who teaches mindfulness courses developed from Taoist and Buddhist practices for the MediPsych Institute. It may seem a world away from studying law, but in fact mindfulness techniques can provide a valuable way in which to enhance your studies. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness has lots of different definitions, but for the purpose of this article we are talking about the ability to consciously experience the present moment. In other words, not to be worrying about the past or the future but simply to be focused on th...

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