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Wellbeing - How to Lead Others with Positivity: Why SO serious workshop

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Wellbeing - How to Lead Others with Positivity: Why SO serious 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. This session will be held at the Victorian Bar Mediation Centre, located on Level 3 of Douglas Menzies Chambers, 180 William Street.

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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 Lead Others with Positivity: Why SO serious workshop 

    Lawyers are a “serious” bunch! But are we a bit “too” serious? Do we have to always be so serious in order to be a competent lawyer?

    According to research, sometimes a smile, shared laughter and even playfulness may just be the element you need to increase your creativity and productivity. 

    Research also suggests that leaders who smile and laugh more are much better at communicating with, inspiring and influencing others. When we are more positive and emotionally aware, we also become better leaders.

    What will we cover?

    In this last fun and unique workshop, we will explore utilising play, smiling and laughter yoga as an effective tool for positive leadership to strengthen team bonding, emotional intelligence and creativity especially in the “serious” legal working environment. 

    Laughter yoga is an aerobic exercise that uses voluntary and intentional laughing (without jokes) as a means of exhaling. This process clears the stale air in our body, making space for fresh oxygen. The participants are encouraged to dispense any pre-conceived ideas about when and how to laugh. Be more present and willing to engage your childlike imagination to play.

    We will finish the workshop with a guided meditation. This will allow the joy of laughing to be grounded deeper in your body and make a deeper connection with ourselves.

  • 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.