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The Advocacy, Avoidance, and Collaboration Parts in Conflict: Applying Len Riskin’s Mindfulness Tactics to Mental Health Advocacy Conflicts author.

The Advocacy, Avoidance, and Collaboration Parts in Conflict: Applying Len Riskin’s Mindfulness Tactics to Mental Health Advocacy Conflicts

When I was twenty-one, I was anonymously attacked in my college newspaper.  Each semester there was a “shoutouts” section where...

By Dan Berstein
A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness author.

A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness

During my graduate education in alternative dispute resolution, neurodiversity was explored as a journal prompt asking what a mediation practitioner...

By Monesha Munnerlyn
Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates author.

Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates

Since 2021, MH Mediate’s Mental Health Safe Project (MH Safe) has been providing resources for addressing stereotypes, stigma, and discrimination...

By Dan Berstein
Make Money Mediating Podcast 422: Building a Business Without Breaking Your Mind: Tips for Prioritizing Mental Health author.

Make Money Mediating Podcast 422: Building a Business Without Breaking Your Mind: Tips for Prioritizing Mental Health

In this episode, Susan explores and discusses the importance of maintaining mental wellness as an entrepreneur. The discussion covers the...

By Susan Guthrie
Conflict Tipping Podcast 28: Supporting mental health in conflict with Dr Nawaraj Upadhaya author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast 28: Supporting mental health in conflict with Dr Nawaraj Upadhaya

Strengthening Mental Health in Conflict Zones: A Conversation with Dr. Nawaraj Upadhaya In this episode of the Conflict Tipping Podcast,...

By Laura May
Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce author.

Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce

Embarking on a journey through separation? Learn how mediation nourishes the mental health of families, offering a beacon of hope...

By Ms Alice Garcia
Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce author.

Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce

Divorce, often viewed through a lens of loss and heartbreak, carries an understated potential for renewal, understanding, and growth.  Deciding...

By Alice Garcia
Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation author.

Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation

(This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on May 30 and June 27, 2023.) "The paradox...

By Laura Athens
Duality: A Natural Lifestyle, and Not a Catastrophe author.

Duality: A Natural Lifestyle, and Not a Catastrophe

Men and women, day and night, spring and winter, and other pairs of opposites always existed, at times sequentially (day...

By Alia Ismail
Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents author.

Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., presents a 1.5-hour course describing the current research on Gatekeeper parents, who present unique challenges to...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Mediate.com’s Mental Health and Mediation Conference is Now Online! author.

Mediate.com’s Mental Health and Mediation Conference is Now Online!

The listservs and chat rooms have been abuzz this week -- everyone's talking about the conference! We had 39 leading...

By Clare Fowler
Inside the Mediation Room with Guest Ken Neumann author.

Inside the Mediation Room with Guest Ken Neumann

In this episode, Michael and Karen Aurit interview Ken Neumann. Ken is an expert in the field of family and...

By Ken Neumann, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key author.

Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key

Operating since 2007 with the mission to build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide, Mediators Beyond Borders International...

By Agnieszka Alboszta
AI, ADR and Anxiety author.

AI, ADR and Anxiety

This post started as a response to Jen Reynolds’s comment about my Avatar Mediation post.  It has grown into this new post about AI...

By John Lande
Empathy In Toxic Partisan Pandemic-Based Conflicts: How Organizational Strategy Can Help Us Do Better author.

Empathy In Toxic Partisan Pandemic-Based Conflicts: How Organizational Strategy Can Help Us Do Better

Hopefully, the Corona Virus Pandemic (CVP) is fading into our rearview mirror. However, with new variants unfurling, and other countries...

By Lucas Smart
Making Your Workplace Mentally Fit author.

Making Your Workplace Mentally Fit

Workplace stress and mental illness are rising at an alarming rate. The mental health index by Lifeworks found that more...

By Sheryl Ellis
The Impact of Mediation on Mental Health author.

The Impact of Mediation on Mental Health

2022 APFM Conference Workshop Takeaway Tool, with Kimberly Cavanaugh, Dan Berstein, Alice Shikina, Nicole, and Beth Aarons PROTECT MENTAL HEALTH...

By Clare Fowler
7 Ways to Get Rid of Unhealthy Mindsets author.

7 Ways to Get Rid of Unhealthy Mindsets

An unhealthy mindset is a common vice we all struggle to get rid of. Tips like acknowledging the negative thoughts,...

By Lia Medvedeva
Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30 author.

Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30

REGISTER NOW Mediate.com is excited to announce our Mediation and Mental Health Conference, September 28-30, 2022! See the Conference Agenda! This...

By Clare Fowler
“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”* author.

“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”*

Review of Ellen Bruno’s Documentary Film, Split Up—The Teen Years Back in 2013, I reviewed for Mediate.com a documentary titled...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
The Importance of Mediation in the ADA Interactive Process author.

The Importance of Mediation in the ADA Interactive Process

As a HR and ADA Facilitator and author of Making It Work, I have found that mediating disability/medical related issues...

By Sheryl Ellis, PHRca, SHRM-CP, CLMS, ADAC
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Chances are, one reason you got into mediation was to make a difference. Have you ever thought about getting into...

By Ashley Rosenthal, Veronica Cravener
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
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
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
Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation for Youth and Schools author.

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation for Youth and Schools

How can we best support the development of online mediation and online mediation training for youth and in our schools?...

By Clare Fowler, Jonathan Rodrigues
New Mediators’ Guidance from Youth Conference author.

New Mediators’ Guidance from Youth Conference

This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by mediate.com in May 2021 in an effort...

By Amee Dharamshi, Benjamin Lutz, Clare Fowler, Gwendolyn Myers, Ilan Bass, Jay Patrick Santiago, Jonathan Rodrigues, Lydia Ray, Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Salman Shaheen, Sumhiya  Sallay
Special Education In a Pandemic: A Legal and Guideline Summary for Mediators and Conflict Resolution Practitioners author.

Special Education In a Pandemic: A Legal and Guideline Summary for Mediators and Conflict Resolution Practitioners

The current Pandemic has created a crucial need for Conflict Resolution Practitioners, particularly mediators, to resolve and defuse conflict surrounding...

By Heather Kennedy
Creating Accessible Mediation author.

Creating Accessible Mediation

Individuals with disabilities should have access to tools to settle all types of conflicts including discrimination issues. Mediation is a...

By Heather Kennedy
Recent Court ADA Case Review for Conflict Resolution Practitioners author.

Recent Court ADA Case Review for Conflict Resolution Practitioners

This paper was part of a directed reading assignment for California State University Dominguez Hills, with Dr. Jarrett.  INTRODUCTION It...

By Heather Kennedy

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