Sylvia Lafair is the founder of Creative Energy Options (CEOinc), a global business consulting firm and the world’s leading authority in Pattern Breakthrough Leadership Development and a Top Global Leadership Guru
WILMINGTON, NC, November 10, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Attorneys experience a level of stress that most of us cannot imagine. This can lead quickly to burnout. To help attorneys and others involved in the judicial system, Dr. Sylvia Lafair, developer of the Stress Management Program for Leaders and author of the bestselling book about stress management, ‘Invisible Stress, It’s Not What You Think’, has made a portion of her highly praised book available at no charge in PDF format.
When asked about how attorneys can learn to master stress, Dr. Lafair stated:
Have you ever complained about feeling burned out? Or has the word overwhelm become an integral part of your vocabulary? I am not talking about feeling overtired and needing a day off. I am suggesting that burnout is a constant state of frustration and heightened sensitivity to life’s daily ebb and flow. Burnout leads to extremes of either isolation and detachment or, conversely, demanding constant attention from others. Many report feeling like their work no longer matters. There is often a sense of disappointing others. Then it morphs into an “I don’t give a damn” attitude.
Lawyers are especially susceptible to professional burnout.
Did you know that some careers have more disappointments and obstacles than others? Those who choose the law have chosen a complex, demanding, and rewarding career. The legal profession is a most valued helping profession. Here you help people one-one or in small groups through high-stakes situations. Research states that this leads to burnout: Constant disappointments and enormous obstacles are often seen as impossible to traverse.
Look, everyone has tests and trials to overcome at work. Talk to anyone, and you will hear a complaint of overwhelm, imposter syndrome, and self-doubt. However, legal professionals are here to heal a hurt, fix an injustice, or find a better solution than a client can figure alone. Lawyers, like physicians, teachers, and therapists, can feel the emotional distress of clients. The concern for clients can bleed into personal time. Then burnout is right around the corner.
Stress Mastery skills help to avoid burnout.
You can be in control of your stress. Think of it this way: stress is a personal response to an external stimulus. Example: When you were three, a neighborhood dog bit your leg. It required six stitches. Now you hear a dog bark. What would you do? When a stressor occurs, you automatically register the degree of danger. Then you make a quick decision, fight, flight or freeze. Most who an animal report has bitten want to either run in the other direction or can’t move from the spot. All situations have a memory aspect. This dog is not the dog from decades ago. Your reaction, however, may be the same. Train your brain to oversee stress and not be affected by it. Your task is to train your brain to react positively, not out of fear.
When asked about workplace stress in a general sense, Lafair replied, “The critical question to ask yourself these days is ‘Do you want to have less stress and more confidence as you navigate your career and home life?’ The quickest route to effective communication and collaboration comes from learning unique methods to be a stress master. We need to extend the same treatment to our emotions as we do to our bodies”
Dr. Sylvia Lafair is an expert on stress in the workplace. Over the last several decades, she has worked nationally with dozens of salon owners, their leadership, and creative teams. Her new book and online program were developed per requests for the most effective ways to navigate our complex, ever-changing world and land on our feet. A portion of her bestselling book, ‘Invisible Stress’ is now available as a free pdf download at her website at https://ceoptions.com. She also moderates a stress management Facebook group for stress mastery at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thestressmastery/.
Lafair believes we must learn to practice “Safe Stress”. Invisible Stress shows readers how to:
• Discuss the fourth level, invisible stress, with information not available till now.
• Gain cutting-edge methods to tackle root causes of overwhelm and self-doubt.
• Acquire powerful yet simple ways to make stress work for you.
• Gather tips to build confidence and strengthen resilience during tough times.
• Learn how to adopt healthy daily behaviors to stay in the safe stress zone.
• Explore coping mechanisms to manage today’s accelerated rate of change.
• Master new leadership skills for less stress and a more harmonious life.
Readers and reviewers alike have praised ‘Invisible Stress.’ Andy Heppelle, Chief magic maker, accelerating sustainability, Capgemini said ‘New possibilities unleash when you are aware of the real cause of stress underneath the obvious.” Brenda Thompson, executive director, Gadsden, Schneider, and Woodward, LLP comments, ‘It is an essential part of the role of human resources to guide people to gain the clarity this book gives about how to handle stress.’ Mark Baylis, Founder of Valor Clinic, US Army Special Forces (Retired), said it “. . . should be required reading for the military.” Joanne LaMarca Mathisen, former network producer NBC Today, New York, said, “Invisible stress followed me around for decades. Once I understood it was always with me, and I carried it around like two dumbbells on my shoulders, I learned to make the right changes. I’m calmer now, and even better, more energetic.”
Author Sylvia Lafair is the CEO of Creative Energy Options Inc. (CEOinc), a firm that challenges the status quo of workplace relationships. A pioneer in leadership education and executive coaching her work has been transformational for individuals, teams, and entire organizations.
Over the past 30 years, she has searched for hidden emotional mechanisms at work in a typical office environment. The desire was to discover why people respond the way they do underneath traditional communication skills. This overlooked miscommunication is at the core of office politics, absenteeism, lawsuits, and poor productivity. This knowledge leads to meaningful changes for individuals and companies. The company’s Pattern Breakthrough process, not found in any other coaching or programs, enables them to prepare clients to transcend business frustrations to heightened productivity. The company continues to win awards for Pattern Breakthrough Coaching and Total Leadership Connections.
CEOptions offers several books, written by Sylvia, that address patterns for success, leadership, diversity, communication, collaboration, creativity, and many other topics. There is an online seminar series and advanced programs for stress proficiency, women leaders, and executives. Information on all the tools and solutions offered by CEOptions are on the website www.ceoptions.com.
Lafair is an innovative thought leader who has worked with McGraw-Hill, Avon, Google, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Microsoft, Novartis, and many other globally recognized companies. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Huffington Post and Fortune.
Sylvia Lafair, an engaging storyteller, is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. All her books are available at retail book outlets worldwide. More information is available at the company’s website at https://ceoptions.com.
About Sylvia Lafair:
Sylvia Lafair has been trailblazing new territories in her quest to find the best ways to work together effectively. Traveling throughout the world and learning from diverse cultures, she led groups to hike the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu, bungee jump in New Zealand, eat indiscernible stew in the Amazon, and sleep on reindeer skins at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. When she sits long enough, she writes, coaches, and leads seminars. Sylvia is the award-winning author of ‘Don’t Bring It To Work,’ ‘GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change’ and ‘UNIQUE: How Story Sparks Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement.’
Sylvia was awarded as one of the top 25 Women in Business by the NEPA Business Journal and The National Association of Women Business Owners for her mentoring to help women move beyond pleasers to become truth-tellers. For the past nine years, she has been a top 30 global leadership guru, and is one of the top 200 global thought leaders for 2021. She is the world’s leading authority in Pattern Breakthrough Leadership Development, a Top Global Leadership Guru, the developer of the Stress Management Program for Leaders, and a best-selling author.
Dr. Lafair offers a foundation of personal and professional exploration in every program, every book, every speech she gives. Her award-winning book, ‘Don’t Bring It to Work’ is one of the top 9 books for every boss to read. Sylvia retooled her skills as a noted psychologist to explore and chart how family patterns show up at work. She prepares leaders and teams to find the sweet spot of cooperation and productivity and make work a place of high learning with lessened stress.
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