Sharon Ames, Esq.
Certified EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
As an attorney with my own practice for over 30 years, I know what it’s like to be the boss, receptionist, business manager, marketing director, head of IT – you know, the stuff they didn’t teach you in law school! I have witnessed and experienced many changes in the profession over the years and they have not all been beneficial to lawyers. Through it all I have raised three children as a single mom and watched proudly (and admittedly sadly) as they spread their wings to begin their lives away from home.
The pressure to be that “super-lawyer,” judge, paralegal or staff member in the legal field traps us in a huge set of unrealistic expectations. Yet in today’s legal workplace we must all be seen as competent, confident, always under control, accessible 24/7, and above all, not weak. On top of that, we have to be the perfect parent, partner and friend outside the office. I have seen great legal work sacrificed as attorneys often practice in “survival mode.” I have also seen relationships destroyed while attorneys produce great legal work.
I have read countless articles from around the world decrying the state of mental health in the legal profession, all citing the same studies and suggesting ways to change the prevailing culture in the legal profession. However, change does not come overnight and with COVID 19 rearing its ugly head in 2019, change has become all that more urgent.
While we have numerous resources to help us such as Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, Exercise, Healthy eating and a host of other wonderful and amazing practices, I have found EFT to be nothing short of profound in its ability to reduce one’s stress and increase calmness in a matter of minutes. EFT should be part of everyone’s mental health awareness and self care.
So many in our profession believe that complaining about our mental health is a sign of weakness and that we just have to “deal with it.” In reality, and in the face of such attitudes, it actually takes courage to reach out for help. Over the past eight years, I have immersed myself in the study of energy techniques that are designed to help reduce stress and relax the body. Many of these techniques you can use by yourself whenever needed.
EFT International, Certified Practitioner
Matrix Reimprinting Certified Practitioner
Eden Energy Method, Certified Practitioner
EFT International, EFT levels 1, 2 and 3 (Advanced EFT)
Matrix Reimprinting; Matrix Reimprinting for Specific Issues
Tapping out of Trauma , 1.0 and 2.0
Eden Energy Method, Foundations Year 1 and Certification Year 2
St. Lawrence University, Undergraduate degree
Syracuse University College of Law, JD
While Sharon Ames is a Certified EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, she is not a, psychologist, psychotherapist, or other licensed health care provider and her services are not licensed by the State of New York. Please refer to the Disclaimer for more information.