We can’t think our way out of stress. The body keeps the score. ~ Nicole Aylwin
Nicole Aylwin (web) is a Canadian leader in access to justice research and the design of modern, flexible, user-focused dispute resolution processes.
Nicole is a part-time Member of Ontario’s Condominium Authority Tribunal where she mediates and adjudicates disputes through the CAT’s online dispute resolution system. She’s also a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, where she supports research on access to justice in civil and family matters.
Nicole also has a foot in another world – as an internationally certified Yoga Therapist who helps people use the mind/body tools of yoga and mindfulness to better manage stress, pain, illness and injury. Her business is called Yoga Therapy & Wellness (www.yogatherapywellness.ca).
In this episode, we cover a range of topics including some of the practices Nicole uses to help people (including legal professionals) manage stress – in both their minds as well as their bodies – through mindfulness and yoga therapy.
- Multidisciplinary perspectives on law
- Access to justice
- Everyday legal problems
- Data and the justice system
- Stress and the legal profession
- Physical health for legal professionals
- Online dispute resolution
The Quiz for this episode is here.
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Nicole’s journey into yoga therapy 28:30
Mental health and chronic stress in the legal profession 34:30
Yoga as a path or journey 37:40
Flight, fright or freeze and chronic stress 49:15
Mindfulness and the changes to brain and body 55:10
Breathing exercise 1:03:00
Online Dispute Resolution and Mindfulness Workshop http://yogatherapywellness.ca/yogaworkshops 1:29:00
Rapid Fire Questions 1:35:00
Nicole’s ask / call to action 1:48:00