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Linette Garcia

Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger

(8/15/18)Linette Garcia

If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.

Barbara McCulloch

Meditate, Mediate, Medicate: Is there a Difference?

(8/15/18)Barbara McCulloch

The theme of the article is that while we might be neurologically and sociologically primed to “Fight or Flight”, we can choose another way and thereby reduce the conflict in our lives.

Steven Bennett

Construction Mediation: Ten Tips for Success

(8/15/18)Steven Bennett

Construction projects often produce disputes. Mediation can help resolve such disputes, quickly, confidentially, and efficiently. This Article offers ten tips for success in mediation.

Michelle Brenner

Children Find Peace in the Forest

(8/15/18)Michelle Brenner

Nature Deficit Disorder, a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in The Woods, is used to describe the impact that urbanisation along with the technological era has had, in reducing the time children are having in nature, nearby nature.

Leonardo d'Urso

Italian Mediation Model - Video

(8/15/18)Leonardo d'Urso

This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.

Dick Harris

Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 3

(8/15/18)Dick Harris

Interestingly, since beginning of this series of posts several months back, the topic of seeking greater respect and civility in our political and social interactions has ratcheted up significantly, even becoming mainstream!

Cinnie Noble

Values Conflict

(8/15/18)Cinnie Noble

It is common to attribute the term ‘values conflict’ as the reason for dissension between us and another person and we may say such conflicts are not resolvable.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Conflict Styles: Digital vs Paper

(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.

Jack Urquhart

International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies

(8/10/18)Jack Urquhart

Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.

Grace Carter

How to Write an Effective Mediation Summary in 6 Steps

(8/10/18)Grace Carter

Your mediation summary can make the process easier both for yourself, but also the mediator.

William Scott Harralson, J.D.

Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children?

(8/10/18)William Scott Harralson, J.D.

In April 2018, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants. This article discusses how mediation techniques can be used to handle such a difficult situation.

Joy Rosenthal

Families Belong Together

(8/10/18)Joy Rosenthal

Several experts have commented on the trauma the children must have experienced being separated from their families.

Norman Stark

Construction - Early Completion, Who Owns the "Float"?

(8/10/18)Norman Stark

Early completion may reduce or completely eliminate an important construction advantage - “float time”.

John Lande

A Case Study of Murphy’s Law in Missouri

(8/10/18)John Lande

Having lived through the painful U of Missouri conflict, Ben’s account seems extremely accurate – and brings up a lot of sad memories for me, reminding me of things I wrote at the time.

Phyllis Pollack

Past the Time Is the Right Time!

(8/10/18)Phyllis Pollack

Many, many years ago, someone once said to me that people do not begin to negotiate until it is past the time to negotiate.

Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Interview with Carrie Menkel-Meadow

(8/08/18)Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law Professor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Jim Melamed

Sample Mediation Ground Rules

(8/07/18)Jim Melamed

Mediators often assist participants to identify guidelines or ground rules to help support productive communications. Here are some sample mediation ground rules participants may want to consider adopting.

Nancy Shuger

Reconsidering How to Honor a Father's Wishes

(8/03/18)Nancy Shuger

This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.

Leonard Edwards

Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court: Multiple Perspectives - Part 2

(8/03/18)Leonard Edwards

This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.

Todd Jarvis

Conflicts over groundwater and aquifers profiled in recently-published book: Advances in Groundwater Governance

(8/03/18)Todd Jarvis

This article discusses how cooperation can be enhanced through a transdisciplinary approach to water negotiations, refusing to accept tired cliches and really talking.

Jeff Thompson

Crisis Counselor Skills: Helping People In Crisis… in 160 Characters or Less

(8/03/18)Jeff Thompson

This article discusses how mediators can apply the communication skills used by Crisis Counselors to help people in crisis.

Colin Rule

Agents

(8/03/18)Colin Rule

I thought I’d achieved a good resolution, but it turns out I was working with the wrong negotiating partner, because they didn’t have the authority to deliver.

John Lande

In Praise of a Trial

(8/03/18)John Lande

The trial of Paul Manafort is a good illustration of an important value of trials.

Tim Hicks

What Could be the Source of Modern Polarization?

(8/03/18)Tim Hicks

Everyone’s talking polarization these days.

Kenneth Cloke

Ken Cloke Discusses Political Negotiation - Video

(8/01/18)Kenneth Cloke

Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.

Noa Zanolli

When Conflict In The Workplace Escalates To Emotional Abuse

(7/31/18)Noa Zanolli

Millions of men and women of all ages, ethnic, and racial backgrounds all across the U.S. hate going to work, gradually fall into despair and often become gravely ill. Some flee from jobs they used to love, others endure the situation unable to figure a way out.

Donald T. Saposnek

Interview with Don Saposnek

(7/31/18)Donald T. Saposnek

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Wanderley Baldez

The Roots of Mediation in Florida and its Worldwide Influence

(7/27/18)Wanderley Baldez

The mediation in the United States has long been used as an Alternative Dispute Resolution throughout the Court Systems around the country significantly reducing the court backlog.

Leonard Edwards

Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court: Multiple Perspectives

(7/27/18)Leonard Edwards

Since 1992, the Santa Clara County Juvenile Dependency Court has utilized confidential mediation as an integral part of the court process. After hundreds of mediation sessions, we believe it is time for the various participants in the dependency system to reflect on their perspectives on mediation, its strengths, weaknesses, and its future in our court system.

John Lande

An Alien Perspective

(7/27/18)John Lande

I don’t understand people from your planet. Many Americans and other earthlings are obsessed with superhero movies.

Ian MacDuff

The Narrative Arc of Conflict

(7/27/18)Ian MacDuff

This article discusses Kahneman's words “Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.”

Ronald S. Kraybill

Career in Conflict Resolution?

(7/27/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Everywhere I’ve lived and worked, I’ve met people who feel a deep inner echo to the idea of making peace.

Jeff Thompson

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

(7/27/18)Jeff Thompson

Memory, it turns out, is one of the major factors mediating the dialogue between sensation and emotional experience

Peter Adler

The Exceptional Power of Vision

(7/24/18)Peter Adler

There are many keys to reaching possible agreement. The list includes, among others, discovering not incompatible interests, soothing a hurt relationship, or finding a common enemy. Uncovering a transcending vision can accelerate and amplify the coming together of contending parties. Vision helps achieve agreement.

Colin Rule

Reframing

(7/24/18)Colin Rule

One of the core skills in the mediator’s tool box is a technique called reframing. Put simply, reframing helps people see something from a different perspective.

Lisa Parkinson

Interview with Lisa Parkinson

(7/22/18)Lisa Parkinson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Prenuptial Agreements and the New Tax Law: Is There a Problem on the Horizon?

(7/20/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The message for divorcing couples is clear. If your divorce agreement will include provision for the payment of alimony, deductible to the paying spouse and taxable, as income, to the recipient spouse, you need to have an executed divorce agreement by December 31, 2018.

Larry Gaughan

Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals

(7/20/18)Larry Gaughan

This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.

Lorraine Segal

Nonverbal Communication, Difficult Conversations (and autonomous cars)

(7/20/18)Lorraine Segal

Whenever I teach conflict and communication skills classes or coach someone, I always include the important role nonverbal communication plays.

Cinnie Noble

Up Against a Wall

(7/20/18)Cinnie Noble

Sometimes, when involved in an interpersonal conflict, we find ourselves “up against a wall”.

Harold Himmelman

12 Tips for Mediating Complex Business and Government Disputes

(7/20/18)Harold Himmelman

This article discusses 12 tips for hiring the right mediator for the right situation.

Hiro Aragaki

SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey

(7/20/18)Hiro Aragaki

This discusses the recently published groundbreaking SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey, the first survey of its kind to take a pan-African snapshot of African arbitration practitioners—their expertise, experience, skills, and views on arbitration.

John Fiske

For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review

(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel

I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.

Michelle Brenner

Lean into Liminality

(7/13/18)Michelle Brenner

This article discusses Shinrin Yoku, Using Nature Forest Therapy as a Restorative Practice.

Tammy Lenski

Ask Yourself This Kind of Question When an Argument Rattles You

(7/13/18)Tammy Lenski

When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.

Cinnie Noble

Being Grateful for Some Conflicts

(7/13/18)Cinnie Noble

It might seem strange to use the words ‘grateful’ and ‘conflict’ in the same sentence.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When Teachers, Parents, and Students are Victims of Stockholm Syndrome

(7/13/18)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.

Dan Simon

Establishing Rapport in Mediation

(7/13/18)Dan Simon

Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.

Peter Adler

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

Colin Rule

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

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