Defined as the state of being conscious or aware of circumstances and surroundings, mindfulness involves achieving a mental state wherein which an individual’s awareness is centered around the present moment, allowing them to more clearly accept their feelings, thoughts, and other sensations. Today widely used as a therapeutic technique, University of Florida College of Law graduate, Television Legal Analysis, attorney Kelly Hyman offers a closer, personal look at the process. “An innate human ability to be wholly present and aware of what’s going on around us, it’s important that we all understand the benefits of mindfulness,” suggests Hyman, who specializes on class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation. Regularly practicing and employing mindfulness is important, she says, as not to become overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on in life. “The goal of mindfulness is to awaken the innermost workings of our emotional, mental, and physical processes,” adds the successful attorney.
A graduate of UCLA and the University of Florida College of Law, Kelly Hyman is an attorney at Denver, Colorado-based Franklin D. Azar & Associates focused on class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation. A staunch advocate for social justice and women’s rights whose other interests include the law, current events, voting rights, and female empowerment, she is happily married to federal judge Paul G. Hyman, Jr.