Category: Psychological

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
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
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
Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation author.

Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation

IndisputablySince writing my recent short article, Courts Should Make Mediations Good Samaritans Not Frankensteins, I have been thinking about how to...

By John Lande
Introducing the Great Reads Book Club author.

Introducing the Great Reads Book Club

I’m very pleased to share the news that we’re kicking off a new book club at Mediate.com called “Great Reads.”...

By Colin Rule
“Yes, But…..” Hypocrisy in Conflict author.

“Yes, But…..” Hypocrisy in Conflict

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth.Conflict situations frequently revolve around people who have gotten very set in their beliefs...

By Kathleen Kauth
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
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
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 David Bass, Jay Patrick Santiago, Jonathan Rodrigues, Lydia Ray, Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Salman Shaheen, Sumhiya  Sallay
Managing Confrontational Behavior in Mediations author.

Managing Confrontational Behavior in Mediations

As professional mediators, we are accustomed to observing and dealing with challenging and unproductive behaviors. Our training and experience provide...

By Kevin Stapley
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
The Choreography of Mediation author.

The Choreography of Mediation

I’ve always thought of mediation as a process more akin to art than to science. Yes, there are important techniques...

By Laurie Israel
Amendments to the LCIA Mediation Rules, 2012 – Keeping Up with the Changing Times author.

Amendments to the LCIA Mediation Rules, 2012 – Keeping Up with the Changing Times

Introduction  On 11 August 2020, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) released an update to its LCIA Mediation Rules,...

By Chakrapani Misra, Saasha Malpani
Affect in Methods of Dispute Resolution author.

Affect in Methods of Dispute Resolution

ABSTRACT The paper addresses affect in its philosophical aspect, proposing a rational reflection on the individual perceptions of each party...

By Andrea Maia, Celia Caiuby
Domestic Harmony For Better Future Of Our Children author.

Domestic Harmony For Better Future Of Our Children

I remember standing by the wall with my brothers and crying while my father was beating my mother.  I remember...

By Veera Mahajan
Mediating Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Road Less Taken author.

Mediating Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Road Less Taken

Sexual harassment claims continue to be the hot topic of discussion in all the workplaces alike. In the wake of...

By Bhavya Mahajan
How to Find Help From Domestic Violence author.

How to Find Help From Domestic Violence

This article looks at how to prevent violent conflicts, especially while quarantined. COVID-19 cases are surging across states, and domestic...

By Lena Borrelli
The Opportunity of Rejection author.

The Opportunity of Rejection

I came across Jia Jiang's 100 Days of Rejection on a podcast while taking a walk and seeking inspiration. He...

By Sunny Sassaman
Recognizing Trauma: Litigation and Politics are Harming Us author.

Recognizing Trauma: Litigation and Politics are Harming Us

Originally published here at Kluwer Arbitration Blog.I write this in the aftermath of yet another mediation in which the protagonists...

By John Sturrock
A Negotiation Innovation:  An intelligent negotiation assistant author.

A Negotiation Innovation: An intelligent negotiation assistant

I am sitting in a room, negotiating the sale and purchase of assets. The Other party is avoiding making an...

By Barney Jordaan, Michael Leathes, Veronique Fraser
Egalitarian Change – Our Roles and Responsibilites author.

Egalitarian Change – Our Roles and Responsibilites

Originally published in Just Resolutions by the Section of Dispute Resolution.“Never let a good crisis go to waste” – Alistair...

By Charles Crumpton
What to Do When Abrasive Behavior Disrupts Your Mediation Process author.

What to Do When Abrasive Behavior Disrupts Your Mediation Process

In my work as a workplace mediator I have encountered thirteen projects to date that have involved a leader with...

By Mark Batson Baril
Healing and Civility –  What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides author.

Healing and Civility – What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides

First published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (cleveland.com/opinion) on Dec. 11, 2020.Even after the election results are finalized and the...

By Robert Baruch Bush, Thomas Wahlrab
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
Review: The Book of Real-World Negotiations author.

Review: The Book of Real-World Negotiations

Many of you may know Josh Weiss as the Co-Founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and Senior...

By Colin Rule
Healing our Divisions in Troubled Times author.

Healing our Divisions in Troubled Times

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine Segal How can we heal the deep divisions in our country? How do we talk...

By Lorraine Segal
APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act! author.

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) and  Association for...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Microaggressions in ADR: It Is What It Is author.

Microaggressions in ADR: It Is What It Is

This was originally published in the Detroit Legal News on September 1, 2020.Writing articles on ADR is considered as one...

By Earlene Baggett-Hayes
How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments author.

How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments

Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated. What’s interesting is...

By Kwame Christian
Mediating Conflict in the Time of Covid-19 author.

Mediating Conflict in the Time of Covid-19

The large divide in our country, about how we view and handle Covid-19, is also permeating many homes, workplaces and...

By Vicki Assegued

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