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Stress Reduction for Lawyers, Law Students, and Legal Professionals

Learning to Relax

A practical guide for a more relaxed and enjoyable legal career—authored by a retired lawyer and senior meditation teacher

108 pages ~ September 2020
$14.95 US paperback ~ $9.95 US ebook
978-1-7347810-0-7 ~ 978-1-7347810-1-4
Published by Buddha’s Heart Press

Client, firm, and court demands can feel unending. Truly relaxing seems impossible. Is there any hope? Yes! With Stress Reduction for Lawyers, Law Students, and Legal Professionals, you can practice law with ease.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize the work and life events that cause you stress
  • Use techniques to deeply relax, such as Focused Attention Stress Reduction (FASR) and heart-based exercises
  • Read your emotions and others’ emotions
  • Become a better listener
  • Enjoy more satisfying relationships and greater life satisfaction

Stephen Snyder has decades of experience as a civil litigator and as a meditation teacher. He’s been where you are and knows how to become a happy lawyer.

With the simple techniques and easy-to-follow instructions in this book, you, too, can reduce stress and deeply enjoy life.


“This is the best book written about the value of mindfulness and meditation for lawyers, as well as others in high-stakes occupations.”
—Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Resilient and Buddha’s Brain

“A brilliant book—short enough to be read quickly and thorough enough to be life-changing.”
—Marcia Cannon, PhD, MFT, author of The Gift of Anger

“I would recommend this book not only to lawyers, but to anyone trying to cope with stress and its related challenges.”
—Heather C. Young, clinical psychologist and meditation teacher

“This gem of a book offers insight and science-informed practices that can make a difference here and now.”
—The Rev. Kevin G. Thew Forrester, PhD, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish