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27 February 2020, 18:30-20:30
Many of us believe that with external factors such as heavy workloads, tight deadlines and long hours beyond our control, stress is inevitable and adopting coping strategies is the only way to avoid the risk of burnout. But what if that was not true? What if we all had innate mental wellbeing and innate resilience and could access it at will? What if we can all tap into innate resources to work with greater ease and effortlessness, regardless of external pressures? This workshop will uncover a vastly under-appreciated variable to our wellbeing and performance: our state of mind. When we start to see the impact it has on our experience of everything including feelings of stress, we are able to navigate the daily dynamics of our own state of mind more effectively. With a clear mind, we function with acute clarity and focus and our in-built resilience comes alive.
Natwest Accelerator Hub, 5th Floor, Regents House, 40-42 Islington High Street, London N1 8XB
Tuesday 3 March 2020 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Suitable for both beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners. The session this month by Chris Owen is a rerun of the February session cancelled due to the fire at the Law Society. The session takes as its starting point the particular physical and mental challenges facing legal professionals in working in a high intensity environment. How can the legal professional facing these pressures cultivate skills in mental wellbeing? This includes dealing on a daily basis with the physical and emotional aspects of stress. It also includes ways of allowing our mental wellbeing to flourish longer term in a professional setting.
Penningtons Manches Cooper, 125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW
18th and 19th March 2020
On the 18th and 19th of March 2020, the London ExCeL will host the most forward-thinking LegalEx to date: housing 150 cutting-edge suppliers and 100+ educational, CPD accredited seminars from some of the world’s top legal experts and innovative thinkers. Leading the industry as the most accomplished event for ambitious and successful legal firms looking to modernise their practices. We want to invite you to be one of the 3,500 legal professionals that come together at the ExCeL to discover the latest tools, products, services, resources and innovations that are changing the game in legal business growth and data security. Aside from the 150 industry-leading exhibitors, visitors will also benefit from the expert-led seminar schedule and the sophistication of the keynote line-up that gets better every year. LawCare is a charity partner of this event. Register at the link for FREE tickets to be part of the UK's leading legal event. L
Thursday 26 March 2020 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Depression, anxiety, burnout, chronic fatigue syndrome and all kinds of stress related physical ailments are all labels that are increasingly on the rise. But what if our commonly held ideas for what constitutes mental health were actually innocently misguided? What if holding onto those ideas and ideals could actually initiate a cycle of chronic mental stress, which could also, over time, perpetuate cycles of physical illness? What if we were sitting in the middle of mental health, and because of our misunderstandings, simply not seeing it? Join our guest speaker John El-Mokadem and host Chetna Bhatt as they invite you to look towards seeing a new paradigm of mental health. One that is easier, more effortless, and perhaps more importantly, more human!
Central London - TBC
Thursday 16 April 2020, 10:30-16:00
Therapeutic jurisprudence – the study of the law as a therapeutic agent – focuses on the ways in which the law can either enhance or damage wellbeing. From its origins as a new approach to mental health law in the USA during the 1980s, it has grown into an internationally-recognised paradigm which has been applied to a broad range of topics, including policy and law-making, areas of substantive law, the actions of legal actors, the workings of the court system and the use of other forms of dispute resolution.
Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth
Thursday 23 April 2020 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Sometimes it can seem there's just no balance. In work or in life. We feel overwhelmeed and our performance suffers - as well as a sense of peace and perspective. Our to-do lists seem out of control and we can feel like we are dropping balls all over the place. And yet, on a good day - we might have the same to-do list but we feel on top of it and 'in the zone'. What is going on? This session will cast a new light on the concept of a heavy workload impacting our personal life. You will start to see how it is possible to both have a 'heavy' workload and yet operate effectively in your own life; when you can gain a fresh perspective.
Date and Time Thu, 23 April 2020 18:30 – 20:30 BST Add to Calendar Location Central London - TBC
Monday 18th May 2020 08:45 - 17:10
Recent years have seen growing concern in the legal profession about the mental health and wellbeing of solicitors. Most organisations take some action to promote wellbeing, but there remains considerable variation in how strategic and proactive these are. As our understanding of the negative outcomes from poor mental health increases, so too our responsibility for addressing the causal factors comes into sharper focus. Throughout much of the profession, there is a growing appetite to make this happen. This debate is marked by differences and similarities. The factors seen as contributing to poor wellbeing in high street firms are different to those seen in larger multi-national firms. This conference is designed to help ensure that you are cognisant of all the issues, provided with a roadmap for future success and share truly meaningful peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.
Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX
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