Change is the new normal for courts. Mindfulness can offer a low-cost, effective strategy for helping court professionals build resilience and agility in meeting the demands and challenges of a rapidly changing workplace.

Building a mindfulness capacity is one strategy many in the public and private sectors are embracing to build thoughtful, creative, and resilient workforces ready to respond to ongoing demands. Mindfulness involves paying attention in an open and curious way to the experiences of the present moment. Research shows it helps combat mind wandering and making “autopilot” decisions. It also enhances creative problem-solving and reduces stress, emotional exhaustion, and burnout. Mindfulness has been introduced into corporations, medical practice, schools, sports, and the U.S. military.