Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Develop Resiliency

  • November 27, 2018

This meeting was held at 12:00 PM at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Guest Speakers

Susan Burak, Lawyers Assistance Program


When you are faced with competing demands, do you find yourself shutting down and stressing out? Do you procrastinate and find yourself choosing the easier tasks to feel like you’re getting ahead? You are not alone!

This workshop will teach you techniques to self-manage in a way that helps you focus and be more effective in the courtroom, boardroom, or living room. You will learn how to manage the mental exhaustion of competing demands by understanding the subtle internal physiological signals going on beneath the surface of your attention. This will allow you to self-regulate and develop your inherent strengths and your inherent resilience capacities, allowing you to be more effective in your daily routines.  

Susan Burak will take the group through helpful energy management strategies, teach you how to create and stay in the Zone of Optimum Human Functioning and teach you a handy closing exercise as a takeaway.


Susan Burak, B.A., LL.B., M.A.
Registered Clinical Counsellor, C.A.C. – Associate Director at the Lawyers Assistance Program
Susan Burak was called to the Bar in 1990 and practiced primarily in the areas of family, wills & estates, real estate, health and administrative law. She has been active in the areas of mediation and collaborative law and has taught mediation and conflict resolution internationally with a program in Africa and with another international training organization in Europe. Having a prevention oriented philosophy and a background in public health, certified parenting facilitation, psychology, and a master’s degree in counselling psychology, Susan has always had a keen interest in helping colleagues in areas of career planning and enhancement, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and overcoming trauma.



Duration of meeting was 1.3 hours. Of this, 1.0 hours can be counted towards CPD.