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When the World is Too Much, How to Release Overwhelm with Resonance author.

When the World is Too Much, How to Release Overwhelm with Resonance

As our collective world seems to spin from one traumatic crisis to the next, an incredibly tender question along the...

By Sarah Peyton
ADA Mediation Refresher author.

ADA Mediation Refresher

This is a collection of listserv posts (May 2 – July 28, 2021) that were part of a weekly refresher...

By Judith Cohen
Book Review of Mediation and Popular Culture by Jennifer L Schulz, (2020) author.

Book Review of Mediation and Popular Culture by Jennifer L Schulz, (2020)

What a fun, dense and important read about mediation! We are deceived at first by the slimness of Dr. Schulz’...

By Jennifer Schulz, Patricia Bragg
Learning from Every Mediation author.

Learning from Every Mediation

Learning from Every Mediation  I have been mediating for over twenty-five years. During this time, I have had many different...

By Laurie Israel
Sulha, Community Mediation ? author.

Sulha, Community Mediation ?

Sulha, Community Mediation “Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”  By Elahe Amani, NAFCM Associate Member and member...

By Elahe Amani
Southern Maryland CMC’s Support Conversations on Race and Privilege author.

Southern Maryland CMC’s Support Conversations on Race and Privilege

Guest bloggers, Vicki and Dusty Rhoades are Mediators and Trainers for the Community Mediation Centers of Calvert and St. Mary’s...

By Dan Simon, Dusty and Vicky Rhoades
Immigration and Conflict Resolution author.

Immigration and Conflict Resolution

This article examines this author's perspective on immigration from a conflict resolution perspective. Immigration has been a controversial topic in...

By Yuli Martinez
Things fall apart. How to respond? author.

Things fall apart. How to respond?

These are scary times, and it’s not just COVID19.  Polarization is rooted now in ways not experienced in living memory. ...

By Ronald S. Kraybill
Confirmation Bias: Something Mediators Need to Appreciate author.

Confirmation Bias: Something Mediators Need to Appreciate

As far as I can tell, much of the research on how neural functions affect mediation has been done in...

By Charlie Young
Mediation in the Field of Business and Human Rights author.

Mediation in the Field of Business and Human Rights

In this article, I describe the mediation of a human rights dispute alleging abusive work conditions and labor practices in...

By Elise Groulx
An Affirmative Higher Social Responsibility Duty to Serve Systemic Social Change through System Design author.

An Affirmative Higher Social Responsibility Duty to Serve Systemic Social Change through System Design

JUST RESOLUTIONS NEWSLETTER article by the American Bar Association · Dispute Resolution Section This article reflects on a panel discussion...

By Charles Crumpton
ADA Mediation Guidelines author.

ADA Mediation Guidelines

Introduction The ADA Mediation Guidelines for mediation providers are the product of a national Work Group convened to develop mediation...

By ADA Mediation Guidelines Work Group ADA
Co-Mediation in A Volunteer Co-Mediation Process. Some Simple Ideas author.

Co-Mediation in A Volunteer Co-Mediation Process. Some Simple Ideas

A Little Context: In my work as a volunteer mediator in in both court referred cases and divorce and family...

By Deborah Heller
Battling Burnout: Mental Health and Self-Care in Mediation author.

Battling Burnout: Mental Health and Self-Care in Mediation

Individuals sinking in personal or professional problems may turn to a mediator; Businesses troubled with contractual and commercial disputes may...

By Jonathan Rodrigues, Lydia Ray
Mediation as a Therapeutic Intervention in the Streets of Toronto author.

Mediation as a Therapeutic Intervention in the Streets of Toronto

By in large, therapy has been the restricted domain of counsellors and psychotherapists. My limited understanding of therapy is that...

By Areta Marshall
Conflict in the Helping Professions author.

Conflict in the Helping Professions

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth.There is often an assumption that someone who works in a helping profession such...

By Kathleen Kauth
[Podcast] Being Bold: Broadening the ADR Diversity and Inclusion Landscape author.

[Podcast] Being Bold: Broadening the ADR Diversity and Inclusion Landscape

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleA podcast produced by the American Bar Association features JAMS Senior Vice President & Chief...

By Mark Smalls
Mediation Ethics – an interview with Ellen Waldman author.

Mediation Ethics – an interview with Ellen Waldman

This interview was previously published in the Dutch ‘Tijdschrift Conflicthantering.' Mediation Ethics - an interview with Ellen Waldman It has...

By Henneke Brink, Ellen Waldman
Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce author.

Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce

How to get parents on the same page - Even in the middle of divorce Divorce can be tough on...

By Brandyn Roark Caires, Jen Schimbeno
Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice author.

Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice

“The function, the very serious function of racism, . . . is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you...

By Kenneth Cloke
Mediation and the Four Agreements author.

Mediation and the Four Agreements

Mediation and the Four Agreements by Rafeena Bacchus The Four Agreements is based on ancient Toltec wisdom which is said...

By Rafeena Bacchus
Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation author.

Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation

IndisputablySince writing my recent short article, Courts Should Make Mediations Good Samaritans Not Frankensteins, I have been thinking about how to...

By John Lande
Changing Standards author.

Changing Standards

Mediate.com has been around for over 25 years, and over that time we have published thousands of articles on every...

By Clare Fowler
Diversity at the Mediation Table – How Do We Get There? author.

Diversity at the Mediation Table – How Do We Get There?

It is not always automatically bad if the parties at the mediation table are not diverse, because it might for...

By Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch
How Can We Understand Everything? author.

How Can We Understand Everything?

Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie NobleMiles Davis once said, “If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.” That...

By Cinnie Noble
The History of Mediation and Why It Is Still in Use Today author.

The History of Mediation and Why It Is Still in Use Today

Mediation is a process of conflict resolution that involves a neutral party and two conflicting parties. This neutral party is...

By Jakob Vinther, Thomas Todd Reynolds
20 Ways to Improve UNFCCC Meetings and Climate Change Negotiations author.

20 Ways to Improve UNFCCC Meetings and Climate Change Negotiations

In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin...

By Kenneth Cloke
The Muddy Time author.

The Muddy Time

As published in "My Life Publications" February 15, 2021.Some of us call it the muddy time.  It’s the time in...

By Elle Rave
A Short Story: How My Friend Destroyed Their Bullies author.

A Short Story: How My Friend Destroyed Their Bullies

You’re a high school freshman who had just finished basketball practice. You go into the locker room to change and...

By Minson Vo
Temporary or Partial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose and Pandemic Affected Contracts and Leases author.

Temporary or Partial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose and Pandemic Affected Contracts and Leases

The Restatement 2d of Contracts finished in 1981, added concepts of  temporary and partial impracticability and also restitution or reliance ...

By Frank Burke

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