By Liv Larsson
IS IT attainable to aid folks remedy THEIR CONFLICTS with out GETTING SUCKED IN your self? sure! and there's a particular set of abilities which makes it more likely that your efforts can be profitable. This ebook, step-by-step, teaches you ways to develop into a good mediator. upload perform, perform, perform (and a few self-reflection), and you'll quickly rejoice your first successes in supporting humans to attach, no matter 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 is predicated upon, and many solutions to functional questions. Take the opportunity to profit 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 family members!
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Additional resources for A Helping Hand, mediation with Nonviolent Communication
I can not know if a dispute that I see between two family members will lead to violence behind the locked doors of their home. Therefore, I would rather take the chance to protect someone, than to refrain from intervening out of the fear of not being well received. Yet another example of what can happen when we relate in a passive way became clear to me when I read Katarina Wennstam’s book “A Real Rapist”. Wennstam has studied gang rapes in Sweden, and has tried to clarify why certain girls were raped.
Throughout the book I have chosen to designate the parties as person A and person B or party A and B in the presented narratives. My hope is that this will contribute to the ease of the readers, both in following the theoretical discussions and in doing the exercises that I suggest. Mediation sometimes involves mediating between more than two people or two groups. The exercises in the book can be changed to fit these situations. I use examples from my own experiences, as well as some from the experiences of others.
In chapter 9, I present some other variations of mediation that I hope will be helpful in these situations. I also mention the concepts of “mediation in crime” and “restorative justice”. In chapter 10, mediation between children is illustrated. Throughout the book I have chosen to designate the parties as person A and person B or party A and B in the presented narratives. My hope is that this will contribute to the ease of the readers, both in following the theoretical discussions and in doing the exercises that I suggest.
A Helping Hand, mediation with Nonviolent Communication by Liv Larsson