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Alta Pro RPG is your Wellness HQ.

Alta Pro doesn’t want our RPG member firms to simply be financially successful. We also want them to be happy and healthy.

That’s why each December we present a special Wellness CLE Webinar to close out another busy year.

This year’s program, Take Control of Your Wellbeing, will feature a repeat presenter. Back by popular demand is attorney/mediator/yoga instructor/amateur brain scientist Colleen Byers. Here are a few excerpts from Colleen’s presentation last year, which was a big hit with attendees:

“You’re Not Broken: The Neuroscience of Lawyer Well-being
Original live date: December 14, 2023
Presenter: Colleen L. Byers, JD, MBA, RYT200

  • Well-being is not just the absence of dysfunction, and it’s not as simple as just feeling happy.
  • “The answer is not to create emotional barriers but to accept that our work changes us.”
    (Dr. Kerry O’Hara, Psy.D.)
  • The Reality of Vicarious Trauma a/k/a Secondary Trauma a/k/a Compassion Fatigue in the legal profession. Definition: A response to an accumulation of exposure to the pain of others; a trauma process that occurs over time when an individual is exposed indirectly to the suffering of others for whom they feel responsible. Witnessing the suffering of others can lead to existential struggles and changes in our world view.\
  • Amygdala hijack: What is it? How do we know? What are the effects?
  • Working with rather than against neurobiology

And remember: all our webinars are available for free viewing on our website and Youtube channel.

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Highlights From Prior Alta Pro Wellness Webinars

Zen and the Art of Practicing Law in a Pandemic
Presentation date: December 15, 2020
Presenter: Michael Kahn, JD, LPC – Owner of ReelTime CLE

“Lawyer well-being is defined as a continuous process where lawyers strive for thriving in each dimension in their lives: emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, spiritual and social.”

“Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present moment. You’re aware of what is happening now (thoughts, emotions, sensations) with curiosity, no judging. The situation, like related thoughts and emotions, is transient.”

“Train your brain to be more positive. It only takes two minutes a day. Try this exercise in cultivating gratitude: Write down three new things you are grateful for. Do this for 21 days in a row. This resets the way your mind interprets things.”

Micro Self-Care for Your Law Practice
Presentation date:
December 14, 2021
Presenter: Michael Kahn, JD, LPC – Owner of ReelTime CLE

“Micro Self-Care consists of quick, simple, replenishing practices you can use throughout the workday. These are simple, free and doable.  The emphasis is on repetition.”

“If lawyers are not taking care of themselves, they generally are more likely to commit malpractice.”

“Identify your personal energy replenishers and depleters, as well as your professional energy replenishers and depleters.”

“The ABA Well-Being Toolkit has an 8-step Action Plan for your law practice: Enlist leaders; Launch a well-being committee; Define well-being; Conduct a needs assessment; Identify priorities; Create and execute an action plan; Create a well-being policy; Continually measure, evaluate and improve.”

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