When Meditation Doesn’t Work: Practical Solutions for Managing Burnout
Approved by The Florida Bar for 1.0 hour of General CLE credit including 1.0 hour of Mental Health and Wellness CLE credit.
This webinar is sponsored by The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers Education Subcommittee.
Practitioners sharing their unique definitions and personal experiences with burnout can offer invaluable insights to many who may have hesitated to recognize or express their own struggles with burnout. While acknowledging and appreciating these lived experiences, Dr. Kristie DeBlasio, as moderator, will highlight and incorporate practical yet effective strategies for managing and preventing burnout. These strategies encompass various aspects including nutrition, exercise, humor, grounding, music, and journaling.
- Webinar participants will be inspired to self-assess and identify signs of burnout in their lives.
- Attendees will be empowered to apply the practical solutions discussed in the webinar to effectively navigate and combat current or potential burnout challenges.
Kristie DeBlasio, PhD, MA, CCATP
Dr. Kristie is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Health Coach practicing in Palm Beach County. She earned her MA and PhD degrees from Loyola University and Nova Southeastern University. She also completed specialized training in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell University. Dr. Kristie currently helps children, adolescents, and adults suffering from various mental health conditions, emotional symptoms, and life challenges. In addition to therapy, she provides gifted, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological testing and is co-host of the Slightly Sane podcast.
Loreal Arscott, Esq.
Attorney Arscott earned a Bachelor of Art in both Political Science and English, with a minor in Psychology from The Florida State University. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and has been admitted to practice law in Florida since 2007. Attorney Arscott is now a solo practitioner at her law firm L.A. Law Firm, P.A. based in Miami, Florida. Previously, however, she worked as a Program Attorney for the Guardian Ad Litem Program and eventually became a Division Chief for Florida’s Department of Children and Families’ Children’s Legal Services. Thereafter, Ms. Arscott transitioned to litigation in the Corporate Law Department of a major insurance company. Following which, Attorney Arscott again pivoted in her legal career and served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami Gardens, and later became the inaugural Director of the Office of Civic Engagement. Ms. Asrcott also serves on the Board of Directors for various organizations and is involved in various civic and voluntary bar organizations.
Margaret “Peggy” Hewitt, Esq.
Attorney Hewitt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Law from University of Florida and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. She has been admitted to practice law in Florida since 1984. She began her career at a transactional law firm but quickly transitioned to becoming an Assistant State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange County, Florida. Thereafter, Attorney Hewitt worked as Assistant General Counsel for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office until she ultimately secured her “dream job” working as in-house counsel at Disney World. From there, Ms. Hewitt worked as a partner at Jones, Hurley & Hand, P.S. for approximately twenty-two years. During the COVID pandemic, however, she decided to make another transition and now works as the Resources and Services Manager at Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.
Yolanda Strader, Esq.
Attorney Strader earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Miami and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. She has been admitted to practice law in Florida since 2009. After working at Carlton Fields “Big Law,” for approximately twelve years and ultimately rising in ranks and becoming a Shareholder, Mrs. Strader chose to pursue her passion of representing growing businesses. She has since founded Strader Paschal PLLC with her brother, Bryan L. Paschal, where they both serve as co-managing attorneys. Attorney Strader is a mother of two young children, presently serves as the Vice Chair of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, and is actively engaged in various voluntary and civic organizations.
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