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Managing Your Brain Storm: Tools for Coping with Everyday Life as an Attorney featuring Lisa Holland
presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

Live Only at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201


About the Seminar

This program qualifies for 2.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 2.0 LEPR and 1.0 SA/MH credit hours.

You’ve worked hard to develop your skills as an attorney, but sometimes you may feel trapped in thoughts about work that just won’t subside. You’re in a “brainstorm” that may continue well into the night, setting off a cascade of physical and emotional reactions such as loss of sleep, heightened anxiety, frustration and even anger. The struggle is understandable:  you want to disconnect, yet something keeps you connected to the thought. Obviously this can and does happen to all of us at times, but as an attorney, you can be hit the hardest because you aren’t merely selling a product, you are the product.

The answer is not another class about stress reduction; it’s about knowing that the source of this stress lies in where you stake your own professional and personal boundaries. It’s about making changes when you know how “helping you is hurting me.” In this class, we will explore and dialogue about two areas (1) the toggling point between professional investment and personal siphoning; and (2) how new research can be used to help calm your “brainstorm.”  

This program will be geared toward helping you identify, understand, and process problems and solutions that affect your career as an attorney, your relationships with colleagues, opposing counsel, and clients, and give the kind of healthy balance to your life that will keep you on the right track personally and most of all, professionally.

11:30 a.m.     Registration

12 p.m.          Lunch (provided)

12:30 p.m.     Program Begins - Managing Your “Brainstorm”

2:30 p.m.      Adjourn
About the Presenter
Dr. Lisa Holland is a family therapist in private practice. Working with individuals, couples and families for over fifteen years, she’s learned that most people don’t pay attention to their emotional health until a crisis hits. Aside from her regular practice, Lisa works with providers in law, medicine and business - people who are taught that to be effective they must eliminate emotion from their work. Lisa focuses on helping people integrate the role of emotion into their lives and pulls from research in the areas of heart-brain physiology, mirror-neuron functioning and personal experience as the daughter of an attorney and career politician. Lisa has worked at both Palmetto Health Baptist and Richland counseling patients and their families and establishing a medical family therapy program for ongoing treatment. In 2010 she created the Heart Spa, a seminar designed to help women learn about the connection between their emotions and their hearts. The success of this event prompted Palmetto Heart Hospital to partner with her to sponsor a second Heart Spa in 2012. Lisa is a partner with SC Collaborative Divorce Group and currently serves on the board of directors for the Family Resource Center.



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