One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.
These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”
With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.
Why should I choose mediation to deal with conflict?
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
"Although the mediation lasted an entire day, it did not settle. Why? There was no framing, process or empathy."
(9/06/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
Life spares none from conflict. But unfortunately the word has not yet reached the schools that train professionals.
This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
(6/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek
This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.
This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.
Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.
(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams
In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.
(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
There always are red flags that relationships are heading in the wrong direction.
(2/26/19)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen
This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).
The existence of duality is not only natural, but could be converted to an asset.
When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.
This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.
This article poses the question of how to evaluate success and failure of mediation.
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
From limited experiences, learning from mistakes, compliments from clients, advise from mentors and suggestions from peers, here is a guidebook with some cheat codes for any amateur lawyer looking to rehearse before a Mediation.
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