Stuart Watson is a Portland, Oregon based Mediation Trainer, a Family and Divorce Mediator with Oregon Divorce Guides, LLC. He is the author of the 78–card Relationship Help Toolkit called The Relationship Repair Game. Stuart has been teaching conflict resolution and mediating for nearly 20 years, as a Family Mediator with Progressive Mediation and Mediation Trainer with Resolutions Northwest. Stuart is also the co-founder of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication.
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Articles and Video:
The Divorce Process: Mediation Saves Money, Time and Trauma
The divorce process has significant impacts on the lives of the spouses and their families depending on how they go through the divorce. This article outlines how divorce mediation can save families money and time, and reduce trauma when compared to a traditional, litigated divorce process.
Should I Get a Divorce? A Mediator’s Approach
When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.
The Decision to Divorce: A Mediator’s Role
While mediation is well-known as a successful and affordable method for couples to negotiate and settle a divorce or separation, mediation can also be an effective process for helping a couple make the decision to divorce.
The Essential Elements of Mediation Training
Mediation Trainer Stuart Watson shares the wisdom of the most important elements of a mediation training gained from training new mediators over the last 15 years.
A Tale of Two Boxes: Re-Visioning the Nature of Conflict
The nature of conflict has shifted from building understanding, connection and resolution between people to being in service, and pledging commitment to the grander evolutionary process, as nature “has its way” with humans experiencing conflict.