During this challenging time, we would like to hear from members on how you are coping and staying emotionally healthy. Your tips will be listed anonymously on this COVID-19 Health and Wellness Page. Please send your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A colleague and friend of MSBA’s Lisa Caplan, from JLAP in Indianapolis, is offering a virtual free weekly yoga class for lawyers and staff on Thursdays at 5:00 for 45 minutes of gentle movement, focused on breath control, and postures to restore your body and soul. No yoga experience necessary; this practice is more meditative than physical. For optimal experience you will need a yoga mat (or towel or blanket), 2 yoga blocks (or books or rolled up towels), a bolster (or firm pillow), and a blanket.
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Feeling stressed, burnt out, depressed, or struggling with substance use or mental health issues? Contact us for a free and confidential assessment, referral, short-term counseling, and continued support at our toll-free line: 1-888-388-5459.
Looking for some stress relief? Join James Hyland for a Midday Reset on date/time. He will share and guide you through simple, accessible yet effective ways that you can use anytime to quiet your mind, release stress and move through your day with a sense of flow. This is a way to do something that will leave you feeling lighter + more energized. It combines breath work, gratitude, meditation, journaling, movement and affirmations all in 45 minutes. Whether this is a totally new concept to you or if you practice this every day, you’re in the perfect place to join (original date: April 17, 2020). Available on MSBA YouTube Channel.
Tips about how to handle practicing law and managing self care during this time.
Four simple steps to return to a “rest and digest” state and a state of calm.
ABA provides several mental health resources for legal professionals, including dealing with stress, panic, and tips on staying mentally healthy and social distancing.
LAP Associate Director Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, shares tips that might help you feel more in control and manage your life during the COVID-19 crisis.
Take a break and enjoy one of our home workout videos to help you balance your day.
Additional Links & Resources
Having a family member in an assisted living community or nursing home and not being able to visit with them can be very stressful. Facilities are using video apps like Google Duo, which is free, to be able to check in and see your loved one. Check with the facility to see the best way to connect with your loved one.
Please note: If Facebook is down, meetings can be accessed by scrolling down and clicking on a language and 24/7 and a list of phone meetings will come up.
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