An Introduction to Mindfulness for Lawyers and Holistic Approach to Wellness

Dr. Thomas Telfer, Western University, Faculty of Lawr

Dr. Thomas Telfer is a Professor at Western University, Faculty of Law.

He has published widely in the fields of bankruptcy law and commercial law. Professor Telfer also has an interest in mindfulness education.

In 2017, he introduced a highly successful non-credit mindfulness course to first year Western Law students and the following year he received the Leadership in Wellness Award of Recognition which recognizes Western faculty members who promote the mental health of their students.

He has recently been awarded a three-year Teaching Fellowship at Western to develop mindfulness and mental health education initiatives.

In the fall of 2019, Professor Telfer offered Mindfulness and the Legal Profession as a new upper year academic credit course at Western Law.

He is a frequent speaker on mindfulness. He has delivered workshops for lawyers, judges, students, professors and doctors. Stories about his mindfulness work have appeared in Canadian Lawyer and on CBC Radio.

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