I recently wrote a review in The Law Society Gazette of 'Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession: a practical guide to trauma, burnout and collective care' by Joanna Fleck and Rachel Francis. It is excellent. Check out the review here.
Over the last few years since publication of my Lawyer’s Guide book I’ve given presentations for various work sectors, including law, business, local government and education. Here are some links that have been useful when working with clients from different backgrounds: FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING Practical evidence-based lifestyle guidance. There’s a lot of information out there about the 5 Ways. This guide from Devon NHS sets it out more Read More
Sometimes things can get a bit too much. Pressing 'pause' can help. Lots. Even if it's just for a few short minutes. Here's a simple exercise to help to slow things down - all you have to be able to do is to count up to five. Using the fingers of one hand and spending about one minute on each finger: 1 Concentrate on your breathing. Don't try to Read More
In June 2020 I wrote a review of "Lawyer Health and Wellbeing: How the legal profession is tackling stress and creating resiliency" for The Law Society Gazette. You can check it out here.
A while back, in 2015 to be precise, I wrote a post on Medium. In retrospect, it became a sort of manifesto - as part of the process of writing a book. And most of it still applies to the 2020 Plague. This is it: So what's this about? Well I suppose I could begin at 8 o'clock and talk about Matisse. At the Cut Outs exhibition at Read More
Feeling stressed? Here’s a short five point guide to help you do a quick self-audit. Stress itself isn’t the problem. It’s a part of life. But excessive pressure in different areas of our lives can tip us into feeling overwhelmed at times. And when the heat’s on it’s easy to overlook what’s happening for us. Social The effects of stress show up in our relationships. How are we getting on Read More