Phillis has three decades of experience working in conflict environments all over the world; she believes that while conflict is a natural part of our lives, much too often those who work with conflict in the workplace suffer needlessly from too much stress, anxiety, a sense of ineffectiveness and hopelessness. Having experienced the personal and professional benefits of using mindfulness and other contemplative practices for 15 years, Phillis’s aim is to help other conflict workers shift the way they relate to themselves and others so that greater well-being, interpersonal development, organizational recovery and productivity can occur. Working with some of the federal government’s largest agencies and law firms serving Fortune 500 companies, Phillis understands the challenges conflict workers experience from working in high-velocity environments where conflicts are frequent and chronic, expectations steep, workloads prodigious and resources constrained. Phillis’s understanding and work with contemplative practices is founded upon formal study and practice with meditation and yogic sciences teachers in India and Thailand. She has sought to integrate these disciplines, and the wisdom derived from them, into her legal work, as well as her personal life, for the last 15 years. She is a graduate of Jon-Kabat Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, certified as a yoga teacher, as well as associate coach, and has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga to people from various backgrounds in the U.S. and Asia including aid workers, lawyers, meditation retreatants and students. Phillis has been a frequent trainer, speaker and author on labor and employment law matters. Her work demonstrates her commitment to working with organizations and individuals in ways that seek to shift thinking so that a process of integrated, sustained development can occur.