Originally recorded 2002 May 3
Qualifies for 1.5 CPD Hours.
This webinar will explore mental health and well-being in the legal profession, and will offer concrete strategies regarding how to improve mental health. We are happiest, healthiest, and most successful when we adopt healthy lifestyles and work habits. But long hours, demanding clients, complex files, and difficult opposing counsel can be occupational hazards in the practice of law, and contribute to anxiety, depression, addiction, and burnout. When we are depressed or anxious, we have negative thoughts about ourselves (self-criticism), our experiences (general negativity), and our future (hopelessness). Understanding how you automatically respond to the challenges of your practice, and learning coping mechanisms that will help you manage anxiety, depression, addiction, and burnout will help you build a flourishing career. This webinar will explore:
-Lawyer mental health.
-How improving self-awareness can help you manage your emotions.
-The importance of recognizing your automatic response to stress.
-Strategies to dispute negative thinking and better manage your mood.
-How perfectionism fuels procrastination, undermines self-confidence, and perpetuates anxiety and depression.
-How to set boundaries to manage expectations and improve well-being.
Webinar registration includes the Lawyer Well-Being workbook.
Bena Stock is a former litigation lawyer and an authority on mental health and well-being in the legal profession. She is a trusted advisor to lawyers, law firms and corporate legal departments, providing counselling, education and training, and consultation on how to navigate mental health and lawyer well-being.