Live Cary | NC Bar Center Friday, September 7, 2018
Neuroscience research discovered that our brains have two operating modes: reactive and responsive. When we are in reactive mode, we think less clearly, are less articulate, and have difficulty concentrating and retaining information. When we are in responsive mode, our brains are fully “on line,” making it easier to think, problem solve, be productive, and relate to others. Mindfulness helps us notice in which operating mode we are functioning and cues us to return to responsive mode if we notice we are in reactive mode. Mindfulness meditation offers a host of techniques to support our brains to operate from responsive mode even when experiencing stressors.
In this program, learn the neuroscience of stress, how mindfulness reduces professional stress and increases success, the difference between practicing law in reactive mode versus responsive mode, mindfulness tools to practice law in responsive mode, neuroscience techniques to overcome your “negativity bias,” mindfulness and neuroscience techniques that prevent burnout and build resilience, how to communicate more effectively with clients and team members, and simple ways to improve work-life balance.
Planned by the NCBA Young Lawyers Division
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About the Speaker:
Laura Mahr, Esq. is the founder of Conscious Legal Minds LLC (CLM), providing mindfulness-based coaching, consulting, and training to lawyers and other professionals nationwide. Laura brings to CLM eleven years of practice as a civil sexual assault attorney and two decades of experience as an educator and professional trainer.
Laura’s cutting edge work to address burnout and vicarious trauma and to build resilience in the practice of law is informed by over 25 years of experience as a student and teacher of mindfulness meditation and yoga and a love of neuroscience. It is Laura’s greatest joy to help lawyers and law offices implement mindfulness and neuroscience practices in order to create productive and resilient workplaces.
See Laura's full bio on the In Depth tab.
1:30pm | Registration and Introduction
2:00 | An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Mindfulness | Mahr
3:00 | Applying the Concepts of Mindfulness | Mahr
4:00 | Adjourn
Web Event Information
September 07, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific
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