Wellness

Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession Program

In this program, you will acquire knowledge about mood disorders, causes, symptoms and treatment options, fostering positive prevention strategies, treatment and recovery strategies for depression, anxiety, addiction and stress, reducing stigmatizing behaviours, attitudes and effects, and offering support and resources for recovery and the maintenance of wellness. All of this is specifically formulated and tailored to the needs and issues facing legal professionals and their families.

Duration: 360 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: NA

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 1. Re-setting Your Priorities: How Can You Be a Happier Lawyer?

Learn about scientific research on lawyers and law students vs. the general population, modern research on psychological needs and happiness, strategies for achieving personal satisfaction in your work and what integrity has to do with your physical and psychological heath.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 2. Mental Illness and the Legal Profession: Finding and Providing Support

Recent studies have shown that lawyers are about four times more likely to suffer from mental illness than the general population. What should law schools, legal associations, law firms and the legal profession in general be doing to eliminate stigma and support those who are suffering? How can you recognize the signs of mental illness in your colleagues, or in yourself? What can or should you do to help? How does mental illness impact co-workers and loved ones?

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 3. Managing Stress, Thriving at Work and Achieving a Healthy and Balanced LIfestyle

Let’s face it - the life of a lawyer is often stressful. Stress can actually help us meet the sudden demands that we face as busy lawyers. However, too much stress can take its toll on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Chronic stress can affect our personal lives and our ability to serve our clients. Find out techniques to help you manage your time, create work life balance and reduce and deal with stress to enhance your performance in the practice of law.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 4. Returning to Work after a Mental Health Leave: Re-entry Support

Have you recently taken a leave from work for mental illness? Gain the coping strategies you need to re-integrate into the workforce, protect your reputation and work-life balance once you return to work. You will also get a greater understanding of how to deal with stigma, your colleagues and your own internal prejudices about the illness and what you should ask for in terms of re-entry support.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 5. Support Networks for Lawyers Who Work Alone

Increasingly lawyers are “going solo” whether in private practice, as corporate counsel or in other alternative positions. There are great rewards in doing so – you get to be your own boss, take control of your daily schedule and reap the profits as well. But going solo also presents specific challenges, can be isolating, lonely and can take a toll on your mental health. In this session, you will gain strategies for building a support network and creating meaningful connections to help you be a happier solo practitioner.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 7. Implement A Restorative Action Plan

Gain time management strategies, identify and implement important sleep care habits and obtain insight into essential simple self care regimens. Reacquaint yourself with the importance of gratitude and mindfulness habits. Plus, brush up on personal fitness goals, the convenience and health benefits of the "eat clean" principles, discover lifestyle changes that raise your energy, vitality and help redefine you.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 8. Response Under Pressure

Tackle counterproductive emotions and gain best practices on how to manage stress. Identify triggers, cultivate awareness and form effective coping strategies for yourself and your challenging clients and colleagues.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 9. Avoid Burnout: Train for Resilience

Most lawyers have experienced burnout at some point in their career. Learn how to identify the signs early on, develop an organized and proactive approach to managing your professional life and start to train for resilience in every aspect of your life.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 10. Technology and Its Distractions: Reducing Digital Overload

Email, phone, and social media notifications compete for our attention throughout the day. How can you manage these distractions and minimize the impact of anxiety and stress caused by the use of distracting technology? Understand the effects of multitasking on stress and hear advice on how to improve your concentration and be present and hear about the research that neuroscience has given us on the benefits of mindfulness.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 11. Thriving in a Competitive Work Environment: Resilience Training for Lawyers

In this interactive training program, you will experience easily implemented mindfulness skills which allow you to step out of the stress cycle and to use your energy to be more productive, more adaptable and more of who you are. Learn what resilient lawyers do differently and leave equipped with practical strategies to thrive in your personal and professional life.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 12. Dealing with Difficult Personalities

Explore how your own cognitive biases form your perceptions, and at times, create illogical shortcuts and errors. Discover proven conflict resolution techniques which can help you minimize friction before it turns into a disagreement, as well as, various resolution styles to approach different conflict situations. Identify your individual communication style and access relevant resources to help manage your reaction to criticism.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 13. Wake Up Call: Tune up Your Wellness

Most of us work very hard to excel in our professional and personal lives, leaving our individual wellness at the bottom of our checklist. We are flooded with messages about what we need to do in order to live a longer, happier, healthier life. How can you filter though this noise to make sense of the right approach for you?

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 14. Making the Most of Your Valuable Time

Our lives are increasingly busy and it often seems like we don’t have enough time in our day. Explore how you can change your relationship with time. Arrive at a place where you are in control of your time, rather than being a slave to your to-do list.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 15. Wake Up Call: Tune Up Your Wellness

Most of us work very hard to excel in our professional and personal lives, leaving our individual wellness at the bottom of our checklist. We are flooded with messages about what we need to do in order to live a longer, happier, healthier life. How can you filter though this noise to make sense of the right approach for you?

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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The Mindful Lawyer CPD Series Module 16. Stress Management

Lawyers are under significant amounts of stress. How can you best navigate your way through challenging obstacles and hurdles in your professional life?

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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