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Managing Re-Entry Anxiety: Return to the Office with Emotional Wellness

August 31 @ 12:00 pm 1:15 pm

Free event! Presented by the CLA Health and Wellness Committee. Note: This event will not be recorded to viewing at a later time.

Offering 1.0 Hr of SELF STUDY MCLE Credit including 1.0 Hr of Competency Issues.
The California Lawyers Association is an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider.

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Despite many lawyers and legal professionals excitedly anticipating a return to the office, the process of returning to the office raises a wide host of fears, stressors and emotional challenges – commonly referred to as “Re-Entry Anxiety,” including concerns over physical health, social distancing, reduced flexibility and autonomy, expectations of facetime, losing the comforts of one’s home environment, and navigating in-person norms that now feel foreign and challenging. During this webinar, you will learn key techniques for maximizing your mental health and emotional well-being as you transition back into the office. A variety of tangible tools will be offered, such as incremental reintegration, self-expectation management, preemptive emotional boundaries, present-moment awareness of one’s anxiety/emotions, anticipation of “unanticipated emotions,” micro-resilience exercises, conscious communication of physical safety preferences, purposeful acts of vulnerability and empathy towards colleagues, self-compassion practices, and cognitive reframing tools. Equipped with these techniques, you will be able to enjoy the vast emotional benefits of returning to the office while minimizing the emotional burdens.

Jarrett Green, M.A. Psychology, Esq., is a former BigLaw litigator who left the practice of law so he could live his passion of helping lawyers, legal professionals, and other high- stress individuals experience less stress, more happiness, greater focus, improved productivity, optimized cognition, and enhanced overall success in their work, and lives. Jarrett consults to and leads workshops at nearly half of the AmLaw 100 law firms and many of the largest corporations in the world. He is the co-founder of USC Gould School of Law’s innovative Mindfulness, Stress Management, & Peak Performance Program. Jarrett has a forthcoming book, to be published by West Academic, entitled “Happiness & Peak Performance In The Law.”

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