Free Judiciary Program Focuses on Mindfulness to
Relieve Stress and Manage Conflict
(ANNAPOLIS, Md. – May 20, 2009) The Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, MACRO, will host a free public program about mindfulness and handling conflict on Thursday, May 28, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Judiciary Education and Conference Center, 2011 D Commerce Park Dr., Annapolis. The presentation and discussion, “Mindfulness for Conflict Resolution and Daily Life,” will be led by noted educator Len Riskin, J.D., LL.M., who teaches mindfulness to students, lawyers, mediators and decision-makers throughout the country and abroad.
Mindfulness is a system of paying deliberate attention to the details of each moment, and gaining awareness of oneself and others to improve performance and satisfaction, reduce stress, and manage conflict. Professor Riskin teaches law at the University of Florida and is a pioneer in teaching and writing about mindfulness for dispute resolvers. He has developed a unique technique to integrate mindfulness into conflict resolution and daily life. He studied mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
The program is free; no reservations are required. For directions or more information, visit www.mdcourts.gov/macro.
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