Attorney Wellness Seminar
Date: May 1, 2019
Time: Registration 8:30-9am: Program. 9am-11:50am
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel, Overland Park
The monthly Bar Luncheon follows this program.
CLE: 3.0 KS and MOEthics
Cost: $95 JCBA Member, $65 YLS, $145 Non-Member
Registration includes breakfast and refreshments
Rebecca Martin, McDowell Rice; Anne McDonald, Former Executive Director of KALAP; Deborah Bjes JD, Risk Manager, Swiss Re.
9-9:50am - Wellness & Legal Profession - Ethics
This presentation will discuss, in summary, the ABA / Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation 2016 study of 12,825 practicing attorneys and the ABA 2017 report "The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change".
10-10:50am - KAP & The Kansas Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
This presentation will cover the status and activities of the Kansas Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being with an emphasis on the integral connection between the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program and the goals of the Task Force.
11-11:50am - Meditation, Mindfulness, Gratitude and Loving Kindness for Stress Reduction
Mindfulness and the practice of meditation reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, decreases anxiety, relieves insomnia, improves the immune system, assists in the treatment of addiction, improves focus, and positively alters brain waves. Deeper happiness can be developed through practicing being in the present moment, finding things for which to be grateful, saying nice things about friends and loved ones each day, offering loving kindness, and engaging in mindful physical activities.
This session will demonstrate proper breathing techniques and breathing exercises to reduce stress and create a better sense of well-being.