Back in 2015 I wrote a book (which was reviewed here and here). Sample download here.

The book was written with lawyers in mind – lawyers everywhere – but the feedback I’ve had from non-lawyers has been that the life lessons have been helpful generally.

So, with the generous agreement of my publisher, I’ve updated and blogged short extracts from the book. (Click on the page titles in bold below).

The ideas are fleshed out by three fictional lawyers: Andrew, Beth and Chris.

 

SO WHAT?

Wicked problems

Legal un-wellbeing

A little more on un-wellbeing

Starting to tackle wicked problems 

Tattoo and taboo

Psychodynamics

 

STRESS HAS HAD A BAD PRESS:

Some roots of stress 

Juggling with stress

Some fruits of stress

 

PREHAB:

What on earth is prehabilitation?

Reversing the therapy

 

ARCHETYPES:

Archetypes – this one’s mainly for lawyers 

Archetypes – this is for everyone

 

BRAINS & BODIES:

Rumpling jerkins

The high road, the low road and the bears

Brainy hands

 

RESILIENCE:

Bouncing back

Building for bounceback

5 resilience markers

 

PRACTICAL MENTALISING:

Alice in Wonderland

Mentalising

Mindfulness

 

MIND-MINDEDNESS:

Attaching

Securing the base

Thinking feelings and feeling thinkings

Mindblindness

Transactions

Give

 

TEAMS:

Group interactions

Basic assumptions

Social intelligence

 

STUFF HAPPENS:

Secondary trauma

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

 

LOOKING AFTER NUMBER ONE:

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Snowed under

8 ways to cope

PRESS PAUSE: 5 minute focus

PRESS PAUSE: 5 minute ‘time’ focus

PRESS PAUSE: Just a minute

To sleep, perchance …

Kanbanning

 

WORKING WITH OTHERS:

Psychological first aid – breaking the ice

Dealing with difficult people

PRESS PAUSE: Mindreading

PRESS PAUSE: 5 minute TA

Thinking hats

 

WHAT NOW?

What lessons can we learn from the creation of the UK welfare state?  

How do we even begin to think about how to tackle hugely complex problems?

What can the medical profession teach us about managing change?

What’s the missing metric?