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The Spiritual Side of Mediation author.

The Spiritual Side of Mediation

Disagreements and disputes are a part of living.  There are varies ways to resolutions other than litigation.   An excellent alternative...

By Charlie Young
What Our Inner Conflict Tells Us About How We Mediate author.

What Our Inner Conflict Tells Us About How We Mediate

Conflict analysis is often taught to be an outward-looking process.  In a mediation, the mediator attempts to objectively analyze a...

By Aaron Leakey, Nur Masoumzadeh
Mediating in the Eye of the Storm! author.

Mediating in the Eye of the Storm!

A bit tongue in cheek, I sometimes describe mediation as a kind of ‘free theatre’ where the mediator has a...

By Michael Jacobs
Conflict Tipping Podcast 24: Getting enough sleep and time traveling author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast 24: Getting enough sleep and time traveling

Laura May is joined by Dr. Patricia Cernadas Curotto, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Geneva interested in compassion,...

By Laura May
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
Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict author.

Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict

Preparing yourself for a mediation is challenging. No one likes conflict, and no matter how well you prepare or how...

By Laura Lorber
6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument author.

6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument

Arguments are an unavoidable part of life, but they’re not always bad. Whether between a parent and child, two partners,...

By Sophie Bishop
Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key – Part 2 author.

Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key – Part 2

Last month’s article “Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key” introduced Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and provided an...

By Agnieszka Alboszta
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Great Reads Book Club – Dan Simon and Tara West (interviewed by Clare Fowler) author.

Great Reads Book Club – Dan Simon and Tara West (interviewed by Clare Fowler)

The January 2023 edition of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: "Self-Determination in Mediation: The Art and Science of Mirrors and...

By Dan Simon, Tara West, Clare Fowler
Self-compassion is the Elixir of Life author.

Self-compassion is the Elixir of Life

Are you tired of being so hard on yourself? Are you longing to create within yourself a shimmering place of...

By Sarah Peyton
About Forgiving author.

About Forgiving

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past.” Lily Tomlin Forgiving is complex. Among other things, forgiveness means being...

By Cinnie Noble
Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection) author.

Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection)

Being a facilitative mediator and mediator trainer has exposed me to intense situations and forced me to rethink my Christian...

By Charlie Young
Write Your Own Script author.

Write Your Own Script

The woman was distraught. Her son had set out to that place called America, where the streets were “paved with...

By Mordechai Rhine
Conflict Resolution and Religion author.

Conflict Resolution and Religion

This article discusses the power of respectful communication and appreciation of different values for working through value-based conflicts. Understanding other...

By Amanda Rumsey
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
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
A Mediator’s Reflection on Meditation author.

A Mediator’s Reflection on Meditation

The pandemic has turned our world upside down. India lies crushed under the second wave of Covid-19 – with thousands...

By Shantha Chellappa
Are They Crazy?  No, Just Human author.

Are They Crazy? No, Just Human

This article was published in the Detroit Legal News on March 2, 2021.In last month’s ADR Spotlight my PREMI colleague,...

By Richard Hurford

ADR Principles and Clergy-Congregation Relations

It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote...

By Martin Rosenfeld
Bridging the Gap Between Us author.

Bridging the Gap Between Us

Republicans and democrats have historically been divided by their strongly held belief systems. In the wake of recent events regarding...

By Maria Shanks
Should Employment Matters with Religious Connotations be Dealt with in Court or by Mediations? author.

Should Employment Matters with Religious Connotations be Dealt with in Court or by Mediations?

This article focuses on a specialized class of employment law and human rights issues where there an overlap exists between...

By Ariel Kirzner, Bruce Ally
Culture and Religion, Evaluating Mediation Approaches: A Case Study author.

Culture and Religion, Evaluating Mediation Approaches: A Case Study

This document will analyze a conflict scenario with respect to the conflict’s candidacy (suitability) for mediation. Various types of mediation...

By Dr. Gary Clayton
Thought Synergy Trajectory in Conflict Management author.

Thought Synergy Trajectory in Conflict Management

                       BETWEEN THE FACT AND NON FACT IS THE CONFLICT-...

By Uma Ramanathan

What Would Gandhi Do?

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution.While...

By Eileen Barker
Spiritual Side to Mediation author.

Spiritual Side to Mediation

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. Zena Zumeta speaks to the spiritual dimension of the...

By Zena Zumeta
Referring Church Conflict to Mediation author.

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

Conflicts are not unknown in faith communities. Interpersonal church conflicts too often are destructive, with damaging fallout. Uninvolved leaders find...

By Wayne Plenert
Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession author.

Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession

Dispute Settlement Counselby Michael Zeytoonian.Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. – Matthew 5:9 Earlier...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Making Holidays Magical for Kids After Divorce author.

Making Holidays Magical for Kids After Divorce

When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children. But, when it comes to children of divorce...

By Vicki Shemin
Conflict in the 21st century-  a revised look at our biology author.

Conflict in the 21st century- a revised look at our biology

“According to many stress researchers, as well as historians, modern biological formulations of stress can be traced back to a...

By Julie Brams, Michelle Brenner

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