Inside out

As part of stress awareness month Chetna Bhatt explains how lawyers can thrive by rethinking stress

16 Apr 2020

Eight years ago, in spite of the usual trappings of success as a lawyer, I could not find a way to work which did not compromise my wellbeing.

I suffered with mental stress for years, ultimately falling ill with chronic fatigue syndrome and taking a career break on a quest for a wellbeing solution. I qualified as an executive coach and studied an array of wellbeing options but remained unwell five years later.

I eventually brushed up against a new, cutting edge understanding of the principles behind how the mind works – with far-reaching implications.

This not only led to my recovery; but it enabled me to return to law and work in a sustainably productive, calmer and healthier way. I now thrive in a world in which...

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