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Pauline Tesler Explains Why Integrative Law Matters

Children, families, and communities suffer when lawyers use 19th century methods to help people resolve interpersonal legal disputes.  The Integrative Law Institute teaches lawyers 21st Century, science-based ways to help people resolve conflicts and make peace. Watch this short video … Continue reading

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“Legal Rebel” Joins Integrative Law Institute’s Advisory Board

Fred Rooney, a 1986 graduate of the CUNY School of Law in New York and originator of the “legal incubator” concept, is the newest addition to  the Advisory Board of the Integrative Law Institute. Fred has spent his entire professional … Continue reading

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Healing What Ails the Legal Profession

[This post is adapted from a longer article by Pauline H. Tesler in the Winter 2014 issue of the Collaborative Review, the journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.. You can read it here.] We lawyers suffer dangerously  high … Continue reading

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Finding Center Among Chaos–an Integrative Law BFOQ

My colleague Jennifer Tull, a collaborative lawyer from Austin, Texas, is blogging about how to keep your center and sense of purpose while working with clients going through major life transitions.  She writes beautifully and epitomizes the journey toward wholeness … Continue reading

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Bad Relationships Can Kill You…

A study released recently found that stressful relationships directly correlate with high blood pressure in women. “What we observed was as the amount of negativity in relationships increased, risk of hypertension [in women] also increased,” reports  Rodlescia Sneed, co-author of … Continue reading

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Men and Women: Our Brains Really Are Wired Differently

Does it make you uncomfortable to think that there really are biological differences in the brains of men and women?  Not me; I’ve seen those differences play out over a lifetime in precisely the ways suggested by a new study  … Continue reading

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Why Integrative Law Matters for Divorcing Couples: A Conversation With A Psychotherapist

  Kate Scharff,a  Washington D.C. psychotherapist, wrote this comment after reading a recent article of mine about Neuro-Literacy for Lawyers, published  in Family Lawyer Magazine: Kate Scharff on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm said: Pauline: I’m a mental health … Continue reading

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Your Tweets Reveal your Psychological Type to Big Business Advertisers

  IBM to test people’s psychology through Twitter posts – The Times of India. We are just that much closer to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World with the announcement (first published today in the Times of India’s Social Media blog) … Continue reading

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Outstanding Jurist Joins Integrative Law Institute Advisory Board

Kevin Burke’s official title is  District Judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota, but he is much more than that:   one of the most recognized leaders within the American judiciary today.  During Judge Burke’s  four terms as Chief Judge and three … Continue reading

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What is Neuro-Literacy and Why Should You Care?

Pauline Tesler, Family Lawyer Magazine: April 22, 2013 http://www.familylawyermagazine.com/articles/what-is-neuro-literacy 1. What is NeuroLiteracy and Why Should You Care About It? A flood of neuroscience research studies (including imaging technologies as well as animal and human studies) is yielding remarkable discoveries … Continue reading

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