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Can a process like mediation remain legitimate when there are so many inconsistencies between espoused theory and mediator experiences?

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Neutrality is an unrealistic and unattainable ideal that should be abandoned by the mediation profession but what’s the alternative?

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The psychological games that take place in mediation can unwittingly compromise the neutrality and objectivity of even the sharpest mediator.

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How you think will affect how you feel which will affect what you say in your difficult conversation – this is a fact. So your first goal is to untangle your thinking and get your mindset in the right place. There are three essential changes you need to make to the hard wiring of your […]

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As mediators we are taught  to attend to the physical environment as a way to emphasise our neutrality. We consider the seating arrangements, the layout of the plenary room, the size and quality of the private rooms, the supply of refreshments and other provisions and we do so to ensure neither party feels disadvantaged nor […]

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Mediators espouse the notion of neutrality and claim in their opening statements that they are neutral third parties, yet all the research suggests that this is a false promise. Post to Twitter

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A recent conversation with a friend first prompted me to explore further the notion of neutrality in mediation, whether it was necessary and even attainable. What I discovered has changed the way I practice mediation… Post to Twitter

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