Calm the Mind - Let's Do Yoga!


Location: Nottinghamshire Law Society, Suite 2a, The Hub, 40 Friar Lane, NG1 6DQ
Start: 28th Aug 2018 5:30 pm
End: 28th Aug 2018 6:15 pm

Calm the Mind - Let's Do Yoga!

Join us for our taster Yoga sessions here at the Hub. Nottinghamshire Law Society, Suite 2a, The Hub, 40 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ

These sessions are FREE to members of the Nottinghamshire Law Society, there is a nominal charge of £5 per session for Non Members.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The classes will be beginner level Hatha yoga focussing on the mind body connection using gentle movement with breathe control to calm the mind bringing you all into the moment…….rather than your 100 job ‘to do’ list.

Any level of yoga practitioner can benefit from gentle yoga;

Calm your Mind, Let’s do Yoga!!

The dates are:

Tuesday 28th August 2018

Monday 3rd September 2018

Both classes will begin with arrival from 5:30pm.

Prompt yoga start for 5:45pm. Please bring your own mats and wear loose clothing!

Places are limited, so to reserve your place on the yoga mat, complete the booking form

THE ISSUE 

We’ve all heard the rumours that our profession is one of the worst professions for stress and anxiety and general mental health issues, but what are the facts?

In the US a study was conducted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine that found 28% of lawyers experienced symptoms of depression, 19% anxiety and 23% stress; 21% screened positive for hazardous, harmful and potentially alcohol-dependent drinking.

The data in the UK is not as advanced, yet it is clear that the personal qualities of many of us in the legal profession potentially make us more susceptible to mental health issues.  We are high achievers, perfectionists that focus on mitigating others risks and solving problems.  But do we take the time to solve our own?

The problem is on the rise and we now have the charity LawCare in the UK focussing on mental health issues in our profession.  Nearly half the professionals who called the LawCare helpline last year cited depression, anxiety and workplace stress.

In 2017 the Law Society asked Junior Lawyers how frequently they felt stressed as a result of work, 69% of legal practice course qualified said they were regularly stressed with 21% saying occasionally.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

Wellness is moving to the forefront of our profession so with this in mind we will be running two free Yoga classes open to all members through August and September.  If the demand is high we will consider adding additional classes.

Our instructor will be Selina Hinchliffe, a Partner at law firm Browne Jacobson LLP.  Selina is a 200 hour RYT qualified instructor training under Swami Maha-taranada in Arizona USA.  Selina came to yoga a few years ago after suffering an injury that prevented her usual running.  She found the benefits of yoga on her mind to be a powerful tool in managing the pressure of the legal world and soon set about practicing in various corners of the world from Ibiza to Bali until she eventually decided to take the step to qualify as an instructor.  The drive for this was so that she could share with others the healing benefits of yoga and to make a positive impact on the profession.

For more information and to book your place click here!