In-House Seminars / Stress Management for Lawyers
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LAWYERS
This intensive, fast-paced seminar covers practical, workable techniques and strategies for effectively managing the stresses and pressures facing lawyers and legal professionals performing crucial roles in a sophisticated legal practice. Topics include: nuts-and-bolts information about stress (the health-stress connection; the three main sources of stress; new perspectives on stress management); how to increase your capacity to handle stress by increasing your mental robustness (choosing your attitude; challenging the assumptions underlying your thinking; deciding when and how to be optimistic; the hidden costs of hostility; the case for assertiveness); how to attain and maintain physical robustness that will help you thrive in a stressful legal practice (best practices for exercise, nutrition, relaxation, and sleep habits); and how to create and implement a realistic stress management routine that works for you.
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
I. Basic Facts About Stress
A. What is Stress?
B. The Stress Response
C. Sources of Stress
1. Physical Stressors
2. Mental Stressors
3. Situational Stressors
D. Approaches to Stress Management
II. INCREASING YOUR CAPACITY TO HANDLE STRESS
A. Improving Mental Robustness
1. Choosing Your Attitude
2. Rational Thinking
3. Learned Optimism
4. Hidden Costs of Hostility
B. Improving Physical Robustness
1. The Principle of Balance and Recovery
2. The Building Blocks of Physical Robustness
III. REDUCING AVOIDABLE STRESS
A. Sensory Perceptions
C. Time Management
D. Social Support
IV. DEVELOPING YOUR OWN STRESS MANAGEMENT PLAN
Comments from evaluations from recent programs:
"Meg very smoothly covered all the bases from the chemical combinations / physical aspects / scientific reasonings of stress to the recovery stages with grace, charm and knowledge!"
"This is the best stress management seminar I've attended including Deepak Chopra!"
"Realistic, well-researched and good examples."
"This was a great presentation and very useful."
"Encourage audience participation, and involved many hands-on situations and how to deal with them. Meg was very organized and well thought-out."
"[Attendance] should be mandatory; most of the people who attended were good at stress management, need some of the more stressed folks."
"I thought the seminar was extremely useful, especially in terms of the little things which you wouldn't normally think about but apparently seem to help so much."
"[The seminar] encourag[ed] people to realize their attitude is key to most potentially stressful situations/events."
For more information about this program, please e-mail MegSpencerDixon@TimeManagementForLawyers.com.