How do you do that? by doing the following 3 things:
1. Have A solid roadmap/Plan for overcoming the mental and emotional ups and downs inherent in the bar exam journey
2. Have Dedicated time to reflect and practice new mindset and emotional intelligence habits so they are there for you on exam day
3. Have a container to provide support and community - because having a Lawyer guide in your corner and other heart-centered law grads by your side will catapult you further, faster and bring your heart joy in the experience (which also helps you to Come back stronger each day!)
Most Bar Exam takers think that passing requires doing things like buying all of the study materials and studying somewhere around 16 hours a day.
And in some ways, this does makes sense. After all, you do need to learn the material and practice in order to pass the Bar Exam!
But if you're struggling to feel confident and calm - to deeply trust yourself to show up on exam day (which is totally normal since we're not taught how to take the Bar Exam in law school) -
The transformation you're looking for won't come from buying more books you'll never read or killing yourself studying day in and day out.
- Lighten the stress, overwhelm, anxiousness, and fear you're feeling around the Bar Exam and invite in hope, peace, calm, and empowerment instead? - Leave imposter syndrome behind and build confidence in your ability to show up for yourself and have the self-awareness to focus and make the most of your time studying (so that you actually rest, relax, and restore each day during Bar prep)? - Be part of a supportive, uplifting community of other Bar Exam Takers with whom you can share what's on your mind and in your heart - who are there to support and encourage you, and who you can support and encourage in return?
- Really take good care of yourself during Bar prep - mind, body, emotions, and soul - and breathe easily and freely?
- Stop viewing the Bar Exam as a threat/big scary monster and see it instead for what it is - an incredible challenge and opportunity for self-growth and development? - Know in your heart that the time you spend studying for the Bar Exam is purposeful and meaningful for your own personal self-growth and professional development, rather than feeling like your life is on hold before you become an attorney?
Then my friend, the bar exam Wellness Program & Community Is for you.
Ever thought of the Bar Exam as a radical self-growth opportunity? This yoga, wellness, and coaching experience is designed for folks taking the Bar Exam. Here you’ll have the space and freedom to work through your own, individual fears and limiting beliefs with a supportive community of Bar Exam takers cheering each other on toward success! The best part? The skills you learn here will serve you long after the Bar Exam so that you can take care of yourself as you jump into the life of a practicing attorney.
I don’t have time to do yoga and wellness - I need to study to pass the Bar Exam!!
I hate to break it to you, but all that studying won’t help you pass the Bar Exam.
Now, let me set the record straight. Of course I think you need to study to pass the Bar Exam - that’s important! But you’re already doing that work.
And the other kind of work that’s just as important to carry you over the finish line? It’s the internal work, friend. (See Q1 above on self-awareness and working through fears and self-sabotage.)
While you can 100% do this internal work by putting together a routine or program on your own, I’ve created the Bar Exam Wellness Program as a specifically-crafted yoga and wellness program that is designed to help you navigate the internal challenges you will likely encounter while you’re navigating the external challenge of the Bar Exam. When you join the program, all you have to think about is getting to know yourself better rather than how you’re going to build out your own program on your own to do that.
What’s the difference between doing this program and joining a yoga studio while I’m studying? Can’t I get the same experience that way?
You’re totally welcome to join a yoga studio during your Bar study if that will support you! But joining a yoga studio and this program are not the same. Here’s why:
When you join a studio, typically you walk in and do the yoga class the teacher has pre-crafted for that day. When we do yoga inside of the program, I check in with how people are doing before we start our yoga practice, and then craft a customized yoga sequence right then and there specifically based on your feedback.
A yoga studio (likely) won’t provide any of the following:
Yoga & Wellness Workshops and Journaling Prompts specifically designed to help you navigate the emotional experience of the Bar Exam
Workbooks designed specifically to help you process and understand the emotional and mental side of the Bar Exam - and build a toolbox of wellness tools you can use long after the Bar Exam
Recorded yoga classes you can come back to and practice on your own anytime
Weekly accountability check in classes with a supportive community of Bar Exam takers just like you
Access to an attorney, yoga teacher, and coach who has been in your shoes you can ask questions of and learn from! ;)
I already work with a therapist/counselor. why do I need this program?
I'm so happy to hear you're already working with a licensed therapist or counselor! Especially during this challenging time, taking care of your mental health and wellbeing is everything.
You should know that there are key differences between working with a therapist or counselor and taking this program. While a therapist or counselor will validate your feelings and maybe leave you with action items for you to implement on your own, this program actually creates the structure and accountability for you to implement and practice your learnings around mental and emotional wellness specifically in the context of the Bar Exam journey. Plus, you have the support of other, heart-centered Bar Exam takers who are on the same journey with you in real time, which provides a sense of community that you won't find in a 1:1 therapy session. My goal as a coach, facilitator, and someone who has walked this path herself is to help with your implementation and transformation toward your goals. After all, what we do in practice is what we do on game day!
PS - I've had students work both on their own with a therapist/counselor and also be in The Bar Exam Community, with great results! So the two can go hand in hand.
What is the time commitment for the Community?
While you can invest as much time as you want, on average:
You’ll spend 60-75 minutes per week (on weeks without a workshop or live workshop class)
3-4 hours per week on the busiest weeks (where you watch the workshops or we have live workshop classes)
I’m interested, but I’m not sure I can afford the Community.
I understand that preparing for the Bar Exam is expensive. This is all the more reason why it’s important to invest in yourself and in a wellness program tailored to the emotional ups and downs of the Bar Exam journey. This program will help position you to mentally and emotionally perform at your best on Bar Exam days. When you invest in yourself, you invest in your success. (PS - the same tools and practices you learn in the program can support you in your life as a practicing attorney, providing you with value long after the program is over.)
If you would like to join the program but are concerned finances might hold you back, reach out and ask me about a custom payment plan. I don’t charge more for most payment plans to make this experience as accessible as I can for you.
I’m interested, but I’m not sure this experience is the right fit for me.
Let’s get to know each other better, then! Feel free to schedule a free 30-minute consultation here.
What if I fail the Bar Exam? Can I join the community again when I retake the exam?
Absolutely! I want to be of support if you believe this program was beneficial for your Bar Exam experience. If you'd like to join us in the next live round of the program, I will offer a discount for repeat program takers. ;) If you'd like to take the program at your own pace, you will retain access to the materials, so you can take care of yourself on your own time!
Why should I join this community?
The Bar Exam Wellness Program offers a tailored approach to the unique challenges and pressure points you’ll face during your Bar Exam journey. It also teaches you skills and practices you can implement for yourself anytime, anywhere you need them (and that you can use in your future career as an attorney!). The roadmap is there for you, so all you have to do is focus on doing the work itself!