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Wellbeing - How to Cultivate Empathy and Agility: Being like water workshop

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Wellbeing - How to Cultivate Empathy and Agility: Being like water workshop

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Venue Vic Bar, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William St, Melbourne View Map

Wellbeing Series - Emotional Wellbeing for Barristers: How to Succeed with Peace, Purpose and Happiness. Free and exclusive to LIV & Vic Bar members.

This series is designed for the members of the legal profession, especially those who are interested in achieving more balance between work and life, and those who are keen to find an alternative path to achieve success.

There are six evening workshops in the series, but attendees can choose to attend just one one or to attend them all. Each workshop teaches practical skills that are essential to creating and maintaining a positive mindset and emotional wellbeing.

NOTE: Register by emailing Vic Bar directly at rsvp@vicbar.com.au

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  • Series Overview

    Who would benefit from the classes?

    These classes are designed for the members of the legal profession, especially those who are curious and interested in finding more balance in work and life, and those who are keen to find an alternative path to achieve success.

    Structure of the programme

    Session           

    Time               

    Date                           

    Location

    Foundation Workshop: Beginner's Mind, Neuro-plastic Brain

    5:00-7:00pm

    10 October 2019

    VicBar, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street

    How to Become Self-Aware: Non-doing workshop

    5:00-7:00pm

    17 October 2019

    VicBar, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street

    How to Connect to Yourself: Befriend yourself workshop

    5:00-7:00pm

    24 October 2019

    VicBar, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street 

    How to Cultivate Empathy and Agility: Being like water workshop

    5:00-7:00pm

    31 October 2019

    VicBar, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street

    How to Lead Others with Positivity: Why SO serious workshop

    5:00-7:00pm

    7 November 2019

    VicBar, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street

    Concluding workshop

    5:00-7:00pm

    14 November 2019

    VicBar, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street

    Technique and tools used: These workshops are experiential and interactive by nature.  Whilst the participants will explore concepts and information on the current research and ancient philosophy, they will mostly learn through:

    • Reflective discussions
    • Mindful contemplation and specially designed guided meditation
    • Unique play exercises and laughter yoga practices.

    VicBar, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street

     

  • Workshop

    How to Cultivate Empathy and Agility: Being like water workshop

    You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” 
    —– Bruce Lee

    In ancient Eastern philosophy, water is highly revered for its power.  Although passive, water can move through all things.  Whilst gentle, water can wear away rocks.  It flows without any resistance, it nourishes all things without any judgements. 

    Doesn’t water epitomise the quality of agility and empathy then?

    Yet in the innately adversarial legal system, are empathy and emotional agility important?  Will you be a better lawyer if you develop empathy and agility for yourself, for your co-workers and for your clients?

    What will we cover?

    Using water as an example, we will explore what empathy and agility mean to lawyers especially in conflict and dispute resolution circumstances, with their clients and co-workers.  In particular:

    • What are the qualities of water you revere and consider useful in your life?
    • Can you relate to others like water without any judgements?
    • Can you live our lives like water without resistance?

    In order to ground our understanding, we will infuse the workshop with playful exercises, mindful and heartful meditations to allow you to discover your unique understanding of being like water.

  • The Facilitator

    About Elva Zhang

    "Yesterday I was clear, I wanted to change the world;

    Today I am wise, I change myself"

    - Rumi

    Formally an international student from China, Elva is an Australian-qualified lawyer with a Master of Law (LLM in International Economic Law) from Geneva, Switzerland.  Highly skilled in cross-border transactions and disputes especially China-related matters, Elva currently works as Corporate Counsel for a global shipping line.

    In addition to being a lawyer, Elva is the founder of Peace Lab (www.peacelab.com.au), a boutique consultancy that curates and facilitates experiential workshops by synthesising Eastern wisdom teachings and Western science theories as a unique agent for well-being, human potential and positive changes.

    A long-term meditator, trained in laughter yoga and passionate about ancient philosophy and neuroplasticity, Elva specialises in combing creative meditation, mindfulness, play and laughter yoga to create fun and purposeful workshops. 

    As a practising lawyer, Elva enjoys working with high achieving and high performing teams, companies and organisations. Through tailor-made and experiential workshops, Elva shares practical and effective tools on how we can succeed with peace, purpose and happiness, because it is her strong belief that well-being is the precursor to success, not the other way around.