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Herbert Smith programme leads to 35pc reduction in stress

By Neasa MacErlean

21 December 2015 at 09:02 BST

A series of programmes run over the last year on mindfulness has produced 'extraordinary' results, including a 35 per cent increase in effectiveness and a 45 per cent increase in focus, according to the firm.


Murray Paterson, head of learning and development at Herbert Smith Freehills, said: 'People say things like, 'This has made the biggest difference in my professional life ever’.' Participants attended training of 90 minutes per week for between six and ten weeks. They are also expected to do 10 minutes of practice each day independently.  

Daily practice 

Mr Paterson says that just 10 minutes each day of mindfulness practice is enough to make a difference, but that the practice must continue after the course has finished for the results to be sustained. Source: Lawyers Weekly


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