Research shows that judges, lawyers, and legal professionals are at an increased risk for developing compassion fatigue, secondary traumatization, depression, and anxiety. While the work is very rewarding, the practice of law and the legal profession is uniquely stressful and demanding. It is important to learn how to take care of yourself in order to have a healthy lifestyle and healthy career in the midst of daily exposure to stressful cases and overwhelming schedules. This presentation will help you understand the neurobiology and neurophysiology of stress, why and how stress is contagious, and how to make the stress response “work for you” before it becomes compassion fatigue or burnout. In addition, practical ways to mitigate the physical, emotional, and cognitive damage that can result from chronic stress and lack of self-care will be provided. Presented by Sarah Myers.
1942 Broadway #319
Boulder, CO 80302