Monday Morning Moments: The Gift of Wellness
Presented by Chief Judge Berryl A. Anderson and Jen Donovan
Sponsored by OurFamilyWizard
Monday, December 11, 2023
8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT
Monday Morning Moments is the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ wellness webinar series for court professionals. Catch a new webinar on Monday, December 11, at 8:00 a.m. PDT as Chief Judge Berryl A. Anderson and Judicial Wellness Specialist Jen Donovan present “The Gift of Wellness.”
Each monthly webinar is brought to you FREE of charge.
As we approach the holiday season of giving, join Chief Judge Berryl A. Anderson and Judicial Wellness Specialist, Jen Donovan for a candid conversation about giving yourself the gift of wellness. With more than 20 years on the bench, Judge Anderson will share how she has incorporated wellness practices into her routine, and how it has become an essential tool in her judicial toolbox. Judge Anderson will review the key results of a recent national study about stress and resiliency in the judiciary and explore a variety of proven tips for reducing stress and charting your own journey to wellness. Jen Donovan will share her experience working with the judiciary and take us through some simple exercises and effective techniques that work such as posture, chair yoga, intention setting, breathwork, focus, balance and gratitude. Being honest with our stress levels and changing our habits can be lifesaving. Giving yourself the gift of wellness can result in a healthier, happier judge, and better decision making for families and children.
Berryl A. Anderson was sworn in as Chief Judge of DeKalb County Magistrate Court in 2010 and has served the court for more than 23 years. As Chief Judge, she manages Criminal, Civil, and Ordinance Divisions of Magistrate Court and the Pretrial Services Office. The Court presides over Emergency Family Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Protective Orders, several diversion calendars, including the state’s oldest Misdemeanor Mental Health Court, a calendar for Victims of Sex Trafficking and Exploitation, Youthful Offenders and Domestic Violence. DeKalb Magistrate Court served as a U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Mentor Court from 2014 through 2021, enabling Judge Anderson to provide mentorship to judges across the country on best practices in handling intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking cases.