By Liv Larsson
IS IT attainable to assist other folks resolve THEIR CONFLICTS with no GETTING SUCKED IN your self? certain! and there's a particular set of talents which makes it more likely that your efforts could be profitable. This publication, step-by-step, teaches you the way to develop into an efficient mediator. upload perform, perform, perform (and a few self-reflection), and you'll quickly have a good time your first successes in supporting humans to attach, even if you're a dad or mum, instructor, company supervisor, counselor or peace employee. except that, you'll get an excellent starting place in Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent verbal exchange (NVC), on which this very down-to-earth method of mediation relies upon, and many solutions to useful questions. Take the opportunity to benefit mediation from Liv Larsson, an skilled coach who has taught peacemakers in violent conflicts in Thailand and Sri Lanka (and to many others in Western nations) and who applies the exact same abilities to unravel conflicts in her kin!
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Concepts on which means to use to reach the ends Domination cultures: Life-serving Cultures: Punishment and reward is used to control people’s actions and choices. Communication based on honesty and empathic listening is used to influence people. Force is used when there are direct threats of physical injury, but only to protect and never to punish. Concepts of justice Domination cultures: Life-serving Cultures: Justice is achieved through the use of punishment and is governed by systems that decide who has done wrong.
Focus lies on allocating resources and power; to cooperate with people. Power is used to make sure that resources are given to the ones who are in the greatest need of them. Concepts of cooperation Domination cultures: Life-serving Cultures: Cooperation is based on duty, guilt and shame or on “we and them-thinking” and aggression against other groups. Cooperation is based on freedom and interdependence. There is trust that humans want to contribute and cooperate if their needs are taken into consideration.
They have broken down an art form into specific, do-able steps that I can follow and practice. I particularly like their easy-to-remember “hand” skill map where each finger represents a mediation skill. First, we work with a skill through written exercises so we have some time to think about it. Then, we try out each skill in a mediation triad format, and progress to combining them together into more complex skills. So, from something I find daunting and difficult, Liv and Kay have turned mediation into a fun, fast pace learning experience.