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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
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
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
How Bystanders Can Stop Gossip author.

How Bystanders Can Stop Gossip

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalBystanders can stand up and stop workplace gossip. Gossip is a very common problem at...

By Lorraine Segal
The Remarkable (And Often Very Surprising) Benefits of  Virtual Mediation author.

The Remarkable (And Often Very Surprising) Benefits of Virtual Mediation

Introduction  A funny thing happened on April 1, 2020. After over 30 years and 7,500 cases as an in person,...

By Eric Galton
[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
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
Settlement Verification in the Virtual World author.

Settlement Verification in the Virtual World

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleMy goal has always been to provide each and every mediation participant with the most...

By Ross Feinberg
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
Reconciling Allegedly Alternative Mediation Models by Using DIY Models author.

Reconciling Allegedly Alternative Mediation Models by Using DIY Models

Originally published on the Kluwer Mediation Blog I was puzzled to get an email from a mediator thanking me for...

By John Lande
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
5 Ways Conflict Resolution Practitioners Can Prevent and Resolve Special Education Conflict During the Pandemic author.

5 Ways Conflict Resolution Practitioners Can Prevent and Resolve Special Education Conflict During the Pandemic

The current pandemic has created a crucial need for those experienced in conflict resolution practices to prevent and resolve conflict...

By Heather Kennedy
Validating Medical Claims: do you get true value for your contributions? author.

Validating Medical Claims: do you get true value for your contributions?

Anyone who’s employment situation offers them extended health is often under the mistaken notion that their policy will be triggered...

By Bruce Ally, KESHIA OSBOURNE
Face and Mediation author.

Face and Mediation

Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation by Dan SimonWe’ve all heard the phrases “saving face” or “losing face.” How...

By Dan Simon

Can We Learn to Have More Empathy?

CMP Resolution Blog by Lesley Allport and Katherine Graham.Thursday (10 June) was Empathy Day. Schools up and down the UK...

By Katherine Graham
A Lot of Common Sense and a Little Mazel Can Go a Long Way author.

A Lot of Common Sense and a Little Mazel Can Go a Long Way

Recently I mediated a contract dispute between a health care provider and an insurer. The main issue concerned billing practices...

By Nancy Shuger
Being Offended is a Choice author.

Being Offended is a Choice

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth.Taking offense at even minor things is a phenomenon that has been growing steadily...

By Kathleen Kauth
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
Global Voices Highlight: A Path to Mediation in the Middle East author.

Global Voices Highlight: A Path to Mediation in the Middle East

Mediate.com is seeking to highlight younger mediators with unique paths in our field. Please enjoy this story of entry into the mediation...

By Mohamad Radwan Al Omar
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
Decline of Dialogue? Galton, Love, and Weiss on Joint Sessions, Caucuses, and the State of Mediation author.

Decline of Dialogue? Galton, Love, and Weiss on Joint Sessions, Caucuses, and the State of Mediation

CPR Speaks BlogIf the point of mediation is to get parties together to discuss and thereby resolve their problems, why...

By Eric Galton, Jerome Weiss, Lela Love
Mediators Like Online Mediation And Other Verifiable Facts author.

Mediators Like Online Mediation And Other Verifiable Facts

It is common to hear people observe, reflecting on the pandemic, that things will never go back to the way...

By James Claxton
A Mediator’s Guide to Claims Reserves in the Insurance Industry author.

A Mediator’s Guide to Claims Reserves in the Insurance Industry

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleMediators may encounter a reluctance to settle by one or both parties during the course...

By David Brown
You Might Have more in Common with Bill and Melinda Than You Think… author.

You Might Have more in Common with Bill and Melinda Than You Think…

Joy Rosenthal's Mediation BlogBill and Melinda Gates recently announced that they are divorcing after 27 years.  Besides having to address...

By Joy Rosenthal
“A Community for All” author.

“A Community for All”

IndisputablyYou may have seen this recent New York Times story about the failure of Marathon County, Wisconsin, to declare itself “A Community...

By Jen Reynolds
Effectively Identifying Interests for a Successful Mediation author.

Effectively Identifying Interests for a Successful Mediation

While parties often make formal demands and offers going into mediation, the underlying interests motivating those positions are not always...

By Ryan DeMotte
Looking Inside the Brain: Loneliness and Conflict author.

Looking Inside the Brain: Loneliness and Conflict

Humans are social beings and our well-being depends upon connection to one another (Cook, 2013).  However, the COVID-19 pandemic has...

By Penny van den Berg
The Problem With the Label “High Conflict Divorce” author.

The Problem With the Label “High Conflict Divorce”

  It’s generally true in conflict that “it takes two to tango.” In the world of divorce, the fundamental problem...

By Carrie Gour
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

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