According to Forbes, attorneys are more stressed and less happy than any other professional.

Attorneys Face a Unique Type of Stress and Require Unique Solutions

Stress among attorneys is a severe problem. While many occupations come with pressure, attorneys face uncommonly formidable challenges associated with unhappiness and burnout. Stressors cited most frequently by attorneys include:

  • A sense of having no control over work/life
  • Frustration with not being able to help clients sufficiently or make a lasting difference
  • Excessively demanding and adversarial work

Stress experienced by attorneys requires advanced techniques for the well-being of attorneys, their firms, and their families.

An Elite Wellness Solution for an Elite Profession

Law and the Good Life is a proven system designed to target distinct stressors faced every day by attorneys. Developed by Dr. Wood, this system reduces the strain of lawyering and promotes greater happiness and productivity.

The Three Pillars of Living the Good Life While Practicing Law

Law and the Good Life includes three components for reducing attorney stress:

Vitality lays a foundation for well-being by optimizing the physical, psychological, and mental resiliency integral to feeling in control – no matter what is happening externally.

The focus is on:

  • Thinking and behaving in ways that promote confidence, commitment, and endurance
  • Clarifying values and priorities, so the most important work gets done
  • Galvanizing energy and concentration to thrive in the face of unpredictable demands

Connectivity builds on vitality by enhancing alliances and creating feelings of contribution and camaraderie.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • Communicating artfully to get results more quickly
  • Establishing satisfying client relationships despite inevitable obstacles
  • Increasing personal and professional fulfillment through social involvement

Sustainability maximizes attorney stamina in the face of monumental workloads and extraordinary expectations.

The goal is:

  • Creating structures that foster smart decision-making and innovative problem-solving
  • Asserting with diplomacy, whether with difficult colleagues or challenging clients
  • Emulating the habits of elite athletes and other peak performers to maintain momentum, despite constant distractions, demands, and deadlines

The Law and the Good Life system
is delivered in three ways:

One-on-one coaching
Customized group trainings
Talent attraction and retention consulting

To learn more, contact Dr. Wood at 207-232-0390 or via email.

Insurance is not accepted for this service.

LEARN MORE

Relevant Articles

Law and the Good Life relevant article

Five Ways Attorneys Try to Reduce Stress…that Actually Increase Stress

The real reason attorneys can’t get out from under the overwhelm is that they’re using faulty stress-reduction tactics—many of them offered up by media as stress-busting “secrets.”

Law and the Good Life relevant article

March 7 Webinar Aims For Happy, Productive Lawyers

Lawyers frequently feel their busy schedules deprive them of satisfying personal lives. At the same time, the grinding stress of the adversarial system often leads to frustrations that they’re not doing enough for their clients.

“As the leader of an online support group for female attorneys in South Carolina, I hired Dr. Wood to do a CLE webinar on work life balance. She is incredibly easy to work with, and the insightful content she shared was exactly what we needed to help our members navigate their personal and professional lives with greater ease.”
~ Tiffany Provence, Member, South Carolina Bar Association
“As CLE Director for the Maine State Bar Association, I have had the pleasure of working with Amy Wood for the past two years. Amy has presented a number of seminars for the Maine State Bar Association. Her knowledge, experience, and presentation skills have been key ingredients in the success of her presentations and programs and are consistently rated excellent by attorneys.”
~ Linda Morin-Pasco, Maine State Bar Association CLE Director
“Dr. Wood’s in-depth insight into the unique stresses and pressures of practicing law combined with her experience and wisdom as a psychologist and professional coach makes her very effective at improving attorney wellness. She delivers what lawyers need to be less stressed, work smarter, produce better results, and enjoy life more.”
~ Peter Schroeter, Esquire, Chair of the Maine Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section