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Mindful Mondays: The Upside of Stress for Lawyers

Mindful Mondays: City Bar Series on Well-Being and Mindfulness
The Upside of Stress for Lawyers

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a Zoom invite by 5pm on Friday, October 30th with details of how to access the webinar.

While there are many rewarding aspects to practicing law, there are often many pressures as well. Lawyers are among the most stressed professionals. Though stress is often viewed as a negative, it can be a helpful part of life. New research indicates that stress can help us become more resilient, happy, healthy and productive if we embrace it. Even when we cannot eliminate or fix stress, we can learn to take advantage of it.  

This program will explore the importance of examining and changing our relationship to stress, the hidden opportunities in stress, and how lawyers can harness stress to create more meaning in work and life.

Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya is a licensed psychologist who treats lawyers dealing with anxiety, depression and the effects of trauma and life transitions like illness, loss and divorce. She partners with her clients through resilience, mindfulness and the lens of transforming stress into thriving. She also consults with healthcare and corporate institutions on transforming employee stress into emotional resilience, health and happiness at work.

Sheila Azad is an executive and personal coach for lawyers looking to increase personal effectiveness and become sustainable leaders in work and life.  Prior to becoming a coach, she was a counsel in the investment funds group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP.  As a coach, she is frequently sought out to help clients navigate life and career transitions and create positive change.

Sponsoring Committee:
Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law, Cecilia B. Loving, Chair

Co-sponsoring Committees:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Charles M. Newman, Chair
Government Ethics & State Affairs, Edward L. Murray, Chair
Mental Health Law, Karen P. Simmons, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Lawyer Assistance Program, Eileen Travis, Executive Director
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director


New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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