Wellness

The 2020 Judicial Council of Georgia Strategic Plan includes a wellness component for the judicial branch.   We will be working this year to create and collect content about supporting wellness and good mental health for everyone in the Georgia judicial branch.  

As we wrote in the March issue, our wellness section has morphed over the past month from being able to manage stress to also being able to stay physically well with COVID-19 circulating among us.  Clean living is always a good idea, but especially now because good food, lots of rest and exercise will help you recover if become sick.  

Resources:

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is holding Season 2 of its webinar series “Monday Morning Moments”. Register for a session today by clicking here.

Check out this video from the National Center for State Courts’ “Tiny Chats” series about mindfulness.


An interview with Chief Justice Harold D. Melton from the State Bar of Georgia’s Lawyers Living Well podcast.


How to Boost Your Immune System–Harvard Medical Schoolhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system

State Bar of Georgia Wellness Committee member, Attorney Dani Berry, made these two excellent videos to help all her fellow attorneys and judicial branch staff during this difficult time.  

Guided Meditation
Chair Yoga

Yale’s most popular course available online for free.
A resource to raise awareness of the impact of decision fatigue and ways to combat it.
A collection of articles about mental health in the legal profession.
This website offered by the State Bar of Georgia includes a number of wellness resources available to lawyers on mental, physical, and social well-being.
A confidential peer-to-peer program offered by the State Bar of Georgia that includes 6 prepaid clinical sessions per calendar year, availability of which has been extended to court staff and non-attorney judges.
A collection of podcasts offering “straightforward training tips and expert motivation.”

Upcoming Classes:

April 28, 2020, 2-5 p.m. POSTPONEDThe Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism Suicide Awareness Program. This event was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. A new date will be announced in the future.

May 1-3, 2020 CANCELLED – The State Bar of Georgia Wellness Retreat at the Barnsley Resort. Due to COVID-19, this event has unfortunately been cancelled.