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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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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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Program for Certifying Integrative Lawyers Announced by Integrative Law Institute

PROGRAM FOR CERTIFICATION IN INTEGRATIVE LAW ILI’s program for certifying integrative lawyers has two purposes: to encourage and recognize lawyers who engage in significant continuing education study aimed at developing the skills and understandings that support practicing law as a … Continue reading

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Leading positive psychology researcher joins Integrative Law Institute Advisory Board

We are delighted to announce that Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., has joined the Advisory Board of the Integrative Law Institute.  A leading researcher and scholar in the relatively new field of positive psychology, Dacher is the executive editor of Greater Good, the … Continue reading

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Physical Health May be At Risk When Legal Conflict Resolution Settlements Create “Haves” and “Have Not’s”

I often use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a tool in my conflict resolution courses and workshops for lawyers.  It posits that before anyone can attend to higher-level needs such as love, belonging, esteem, and realizing dreams, the lower level … Continue reading

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Powerful People Believe Everyone–Except Themselves–Should Follow Rules

A recent study explored the impact of having power–or even thinking for a moment about power–on moral judgements.  Power causes  people to be much more likely to advocate for moral judgments based upon following the rules.  In contrast, people primed … Continue reading

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Lying and Deceit in Negotiations: Gender May Matter

A disturbing report from the June 2012 issue of Scientific American suggests that in competitive negotiating situations, men are far likelier than women  to engage in deceptive practices –at least in situations involving their perceived masculine identity.  Two independent studies … Continue reading

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Narrative, Stories, Emotion and Meaning in Conflict Resolution Law Practice

For the past three days, I’ve been a participant-observer in a workshop for healthcare professionals presented by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, a member of the faculty at University of California Medical School in San Francisco and a fellow program director … Continue reading

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