Mediation is a multi-faceted process used to help resolve conflict between 2 or more people. Mediation can help repair a relationship, create solutions to tense decisions, and invite space to talk about things that deeply matter. Due to the flexibility of its implementation, mediation can also replace arbitration or litigation.
As a mediator I am an intermediary helping to form a bridge of connection and understanding. The dialogues, resolutions, and workable solutions stemming from mediation can be transformative experiences for the parties involved. I use the skills from my Coaching Certification as well as those garnered from my extensive Resolutions Northwest mediation training.
The process for mediation starts with some case development. This is where I talk to both parties separately on the phone to gather an understanding of both sides of the story. We will all then sit down together for a session which is about 2 hours in length. The session is where each party comes willingly to work out and jointly create agreements on how to move forward. As a neutral active listener I will work with all parties to find the commonalities, shared values, and deeper needs that will enable a platform for progress and easeful resolution.