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Transforming anxiety and managing your practice post pandemic

When 17 June 2021
from 05:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Where Zoom Webinar
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Chancery Bar Association & Wellness for Law Webinar

As we emerge from the covid pandemic we have all experienced some positive and negative practice impact.  Many practitioners are feeling anxiety and uncertainty with regards to what the professional landscape will look like, some practitioners reported impact to their mental health due to pandemic pressures.

This webinar provided by Wellness for Law in collaboration with their clinical and coaching experts will consider root causes for anxiety and some coping strategies to apply, to both normalise and respond to the challenges it can create. We will also have some insights from a business management coach as to how we can identify our own needs to align with our professional duties in a healthier way for managing practice as we return to professional life.


Welcome and introduction with learning outcomes from Rachel Spearing, Director of Wellness for Law and co-founder of Wellbeing at the Bar.

Transforming anxiety – Understanding anxiety, how it impacts our life, professional performance and flourishing together with applied clinical strategies and learning for coping with challenges.

Managing your practice – reflect and consider what your own learning has been over the last 12 months with regards to your practice. Considering your needs alongside academic theories of positive psychology, meaning purpose and the foundations for healthier business management.

Q&A discussion – the workshop will be managed to confidentially support interaction, exercises and safe Q&A with the panel.

Panel Biographies:

Rachel Spearing

Rachel is a Barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers in the area of Inquest, Inquiries, Public Regulatory and Disciplinary Law. She began the conversation at the Bar about Wellbeing in 2010 campaigning from 2012 to co-found the Wellbeing at the Bar initiative and research in 2014. In 2016 she started Wellness for Law, a ‘not for profit’ organisation to support the continued learning and connection between academic, clinical and application of wellbeing practice for the profession.

Robyn Bradey

Robyn is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker with 40 years’ experience, 25 of those in private practice.  She has worked across a wide range of roles in teaching, therapy and practice supporting the health and welfare of legal workers and associated professionals. Appointed as a consultant to many legal institutions across Australia, NZ and the UK she develops support trauma informed working and safeguarding practices. An accomplished and recognised author and expert in the area of supporting legal professionals, she was recently appointed lead consultant to the Australian Judicial Office.

Bryan Hurley

Bryan is the Director of Health Well Solutions. A specialist consultancy providing business development, strategic operational guidance and executive coaching to improve workplace wellbeing. Bryan’s background includes operational and managerial roles as a senior civil servant in a variety of community, public health and business settings over 30 years. His passion and expertise is in effecting behaviour change and the application of evidence based interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing.

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