13 episodes

Lawyers by their very nature strive for perfection; the profession demands an obsession with details and there is no room for mistakes. Combine this with a heavy workload, long hours and a questioning mind and there is a perfect storm for natural overthinkers. This podcast, from legal mental health charity LawCare, looks at how the legal mind works and offers mental health and wellbeing tips for lawyers.

The Legal Mind LawCare

    • Health & Fitness
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Lawyers by their very nature strive for perfection; the profession demands an obsession with details and there is no room for mistakes. Combine this with a heavy workload, long hours and a questioning mind and there is a perfect storm for natural overthinkers. This podcast, from legal mental health charity LawCare, looks at how the legal mind works and offers mental health and wellbeing tips for lawyers.

    Episode 13: Supervision with Gillian Bishop and Chris Mills

    Episode 13: Supervision with Gillian Bishop and Chris Mills

    We listen in on a conversation between Gillian Bishop and Chris Mills on the importance of good supervision in the legal profession.
    Gillian Bishop is a solicitor and children law arbitrator.  She is the founding partner of Family Law in Partnership Ltd in London. The niche family law firm was set up 26 years ago and was the first in the country to offer in house counselling for clients. Gillian started having supervision with Chris Mills nearly 8 years ago and introduced it to the rest of her colleagues soon thereafter.   Now a consultant with the firm Gillian spends her time providing reflective supervision to lawyers in other firms, having trained through FLiP Faculty, as well as championing the need for wellbeing to be top of the agenda of all law professionals. 
     Chris Mills is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor who began working alongside family lawyers in 2006.  Initially this was in collaborative divorce settings, but gradually came to include psychological debriefing sessions for lawyers working on particularly stressful cases.  In 2012 he began providing regular reflective supervision for individual lawyers.  The scale and reach of this has grown rapidly since working with Gillian Bishop, including running a training in family law supervision through FLiP Faculty.  One of Chris’s early supervisees, now a senior partner, has said that she would no longer consider practising as a family lawyer if it didn’t include regular supervision.

    Anyone interested in having supervision can access the up to date list of supervisors via www.familylawsupervisors.co.uk

    If you are interested in training as a supervisor email help@flipfaculty.org for more information
     

    • 51 min
    Episode 12: Burnout with Charlène Gisele

    Episode 12: Burnout with Charlène Gisele

    LawCare's Gemma Matthews talks to a former Corporate Lawyer turned Corporate Wellness Consultant Charlène Gisele. Lovingly dubbed “The Soulicitor” by clients, she advises founders and partners from some of the world’s top law firms on how they can optimise their health and wellbeing using a combination of ancestral principles and new-age biohacking techniques.

    They talk about the 12 steps of burnout,  why lawyers are at risk of high burnout and tips for avoiding or recovering from burnout.

    You can find more about Charlène on her website charlenegisele.com

    • 28 min
    Episode 11: Neurodiversity in Law

    Episode 11: Neurodiversity in Law

    LawCare's Gemma Matthews is joined by Oliver May,  barrister at No5 Chambers, a member of the Bar Council Disability Panel, and the Vice Chair of Neurodiversity in Law and Ailsa McKeon, a barrister at 6KBW College Hill Chambers and a Champion for Neurodiversity in Law.
    We talk about what we mean by neurodiversity, why neurodivergent people are more at risk of poor mental health, and what workplaces can do to be more inclusive to neurodivergent individuals.
    More information about Neurodiversity in Law visit http://neurodiversityinlaw.co.uk/

    • 38 min
    Episode 10: Reconnecting with nature with Karl Harter

    Episode 10: Reconnecting with nature with Karl Harter

    LawCare's Gemma Matthews speak to counsellor Karl Harter for Mental Health Awareness Week about therapy outdoors, how being outside can improve our mood and how nature can help us be more mindful.

    Find out more about Karl at https://reachforhelp.co.uk/

    Karl also mentions Jay Clarke from Therapy Up North https://www.therapyupnorth.co.uk/ 

    • 26 min
    Episode 9: Nutrition and hydration with Kristy Coleman, lawyer and nutritional consultant

    Episode 9: Nutrition and hydration with Kristy Coleman, lawyer and nutritional consultant

    LawCare's Gemma Matthews speaks to lawyer and nutritional consultant Kristy Coleman about the gut/brain connection, eating for good mental health, common bad habits around food in the legal profession and top tips for eating well when working from home.

    You can find Kristy on Instagram or Linkedin.

    • 22 min
    Episode 8: Vicarious Trauma with Joanna Fleck and Rachel Francis, Claiming Space

    Episode 8: Vicarious Trauma with Joanna Fleck and Rachel Francis, Claiming Space

    LawCare's Gemma Matthews talks to Joanna Fleck and Rachel Francis,founders of Claiming Space, about vicarious trauma in the legal profession.

    For more information on Claiming Space visit https://www.claiming.space/

    You can order their book here  Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession: a practical guide to trauma, burnout and collective care

    • 28 min

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9 Ratings

bentleys4 ,

Really interesting podcast

Love this podcast- very useful and thought provoking

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Elizabeth

Lots of great practical tips, and developed my understanding that worrying about sleep, not surprisingly can hinder getting it.

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