A Helping Hand, mediation with Nonviolent Communication by Liv Larsson

By Liv Larsson

IS IT attainable to assist people clear up THEIR CONFLICTS with out GETTING SUCKED IN your self? definite! and there's a particular set of abilities which makes it more likely that your efforts can be winning. This booklet, step-by-step, teaches you ways to turn into a good mediator. upload perform, perform, perform (and a few self-reflection), and you'll quickly have a good time your first successes in aiding humans to attach, no matter if you're a guardian, instructor, company supervisor, counselor or peace employee. except that, you'll get an exceptional origin in Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent conversation (NVC), on which this very down-to-earth method of mediation relies upon, and plenty of solutions to useful 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 international locations) and who applies the exact same abilities to resolve conflicts in her relations!

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When a mediator uses NVC, focus is on creating connection between the parties in order to then find a way to satisfy everyone’s needs. The idea of who the guilty party is or what is “fair”, is counterproductive because what we as members of a domination culture call justice is then more of an euphemism for revenge. If the parties in a conflict do not trust that everyone’s needs will be taken into account, the concept of “deserve” will often be used as a handrail. Mediation strives to create the trust that everyone’s needs will be cared for to the greatest extent possible.

The person who has done wrong deserves his or her punishment and shall make amends for her crime. Justice is achieved through dialogue and restorative measures. To create justice without bringing people to justice. Facing danger or threats, one intervenes to protect, but never to punish. Concepts of education and socialization Domination cultures: Life-serving Cultures: In order for we humans to serve systems based on domination, as children we must learn to work for a reward (for example praise, high grades or money).

Conflict always contains gifts. Mediation can be seen as an opportunity to open a present that until now has been wrapped up, and as a result to be able to finally appreciate the gift inside. A mediator or third party can be the one who does the opening, in the case the gift (the conflict) has come in a very challenging wrapping. Mediation is a process where someone helps others to change their views about a conflict, to look beyond it, to see its potential for development and, together with the other parties, to reach agreement about how they want to relate in the future.

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