Being a professional is a highly fulfilling career choice, but it is usually just as challenging, especially in maintaining mental health. Mental wellness and stress are increasingly prevalent areas of concern among professionals around the world.
Indeed, a recent study by LexisNexis found that almost 66% of lawyers in the UK experience high levels of stress. Besides, 75% of lawyers consider stress and mental well-being as major issues for the legal profession. Another recent study by Oliver Wyman and the City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong revealed that 1 in 3 professionals in Hong Kong, including solicitors, experience poor mental health.
In particular, due to the nature of their work, family lawyers are more prone to enduring emotional toll and the associated risk factors.
Resilience, agility, and wellness are indeed essential for professionals, who have to manage their clients and utilise their resources professionally and productively.
How exactly can professionals foster a positive mindset; manage clients, stress and time well; and promote their overall well-being?
Ms. Sarah Jane Tasteyre, Registered Foreign Lawyer (France), JC Legal
With a global vision of family law, Ms. Tasteyre regularly collaborates with family lawyers in Hong Kong, UK and France, advising private clients on cross-border matrimonial issues and estate planning. Ms. Tasteyre also has extensive professional experience as an in-house counsel for various charities and NGOs.
Ms. Audrey Zeitoun, London-based Life Coach
Ms. Zeitoun holds a qualification in Transformational Life Coaching by the International Coaching Federation, and a CPD in Positive Psychology. As the Founder of Audrey Zeitoun Coaching, Ms. Zeitoun regularly coaches couples, men, and women on building resilience, boosting motivation and enhancing life satisfaction.