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Professional Skills | Practice Management & Business Skills
As a woman in the legal profession, you know exactly how demanding and pressure-driven even the most average days at work can be.
You understand the necessity of the long hours you put in, and you realise the importance of quick decision making when people’s lives and wellbeing are on the line. However, you also see the effects on your personal life first-hand.
You know that to be successful as a lawyer, you do not have the luxury of wavering under pressure. That’s why up to this point in your career, you’ve ploughed through your job-related stress and anxiety in the best way you know how.
Take a moment to think about how that affects not only your long-term job performance, but your personal life as well.
Do you often feel run down and exhausted after being faced with such high-pressure work conditions?
Does your stress and anxiety continue to linger, long after your work day has ended?
Managing these powerful emotions whilst handling the obstacles of your job, is a challenge that is difficult, yet necessary, to master.
To help you do just that, The Fearless Institute, in partnership with highly regarded Wellbeing and Performance Psychologist Dr Melissa Weinberg, are proud to present The Resilient Lawyer workshop.
About the Speaker: Dr Melissa Weinberg
PhD (Psychology), MAppPsych (Sport & Exercise Psychology), BAppSci (Psychology) (Honours)
Dr Weinberg is a psychologist, academic, and research consultant specialising in subjective wellbeing, resilience, trauma, and sport and performance psychology. Since completing her PhD in 2011, she was the Research Fellow of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index at Deakin University and Senior Research Fellow at the Young and Well CRC. Melissa’s research focuses on measurement and methodological issues relating to subjective wellbeing, and she has authored book chapters, scientific journal articles, and research reports in this space. Her research has captured the attention of media outlets including ABC and CNN, and she has appeared on various TV and radio programs as an expert on the science of happiness. In May 2015 she delivered a TEDx talk on the topic. Melissa is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Centre on Quality of Life at Deakin University. Melissa brings her own personal insight into the unique challenges of the legal industry, belonging to a family of lawyers herself.
The Resilient Lawyer workshop focuses on:
+ Diving deep into the understanding of stress and anxiety
+ Learning how to maintain resilience in a professional legal environment
+ Considering potential threats to resilience in the legal and professional fields.
+ Providing strategies and techniques to manage physical and psychological symptoms of stress and anxiety, and encourage high performance.
As a driven lawyer, it can be a daunting challenge to tackle stress and anxiety head on.
This workshop will also help you gain a deeper understanding of the following:
+ The theory and neuroscience behind stress and anxiety, with a focus on high-pressure environments
+ How stress and anxiety manifest themselves, and how to recognise early symptoms
+ Strategies for early intervention to prevent distress and optimise wellbeing
+ Relaxation strategies that alter the body’s physiology and provide conditions for optimal performance at work and at home
+ Evolutionary and neuroscientific perspectives on stress and anxiety
+ The connection between physiology, psychology and mental health
You’ll also engage in discussions focused on:
+ The meaning of resilience in the legal context
+ Increasing the likelihood of optimal functioning in stressful situations
The Resilient Lawyer has been designed with you in mind. Join us at this workshop and learn how to utilise powerful, scientifically-tested strategies to ease the tight grip that stress and anxiety can have on your achievements, career and personal happiness.
Benefits included in your registration:
+ Morning tea
+ Espresso coffee & tea varieties
Purchase your ticket now to reserve your seat. The Resilient Lawyer workshop has limited tickets available, and once all tickets have been reserved, registration will be closed.
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