Attorney Well Being Committee

This Committee works to enhance the understanding of issues associated with attorney well being through education and other awareness activities. The Committee also explores programs, accumulates data and provides analysis to enhance attorney well being.

Nashville School of Law
513 Fairfax Ave
Nashville, TN 372124010
LinkedIn: juliesandine
Immediate Past Chair
Tennessee Dept of Treasury
256 Seaboard Lane, Suite H103
Franklin, TN 37067
LinkedIn: candicelreed

Take a Mental Vacation: Visualize Relaxation

Did you read a book in a peaceful spot last week? If reading is not your thing, another way to take a mental vacation, according to Sally Connolly, a therapist at the Couples Clinic of Louisville, is to visualize relaxation. Though this might sound daunting, it’s pretty easy. Take a few moments to close your eyes and visualize an image or place that relaxes you (i.e., sound of ocean waves, country field filled with beautiful flowers, a gurgling brook). Think back to a time when you felt relaxed and peaceful, and once you “are there,” try to release the tension from your head to your toes. By visualizing a stress-free place, you can mentally return to that place and help your body relax.

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Take a Mental Vacation

Even if you don’t have the time or money to just get away from it all, you can reduce your stress by taking a “mental vacation.” Nothing special is required. You can unwind every day in simple ways and for short periods of time and still derive major benefits. Over the next few weeks we will look at six ideas for taking a mental vacation. Sally Connolly, a therapist at the Couples Clinic of Louisville, recommends adding these stress relievers to your everyday routine. Her first idea? Read a book in a cozy and peaceful spot. This is a great escape, she says, and can leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Getting lost in a good book is a wonderful way to forget what is swirling around our heads and refocus our thoughts. Give it a try this week!

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