By Liv Larsson
IS IT attainable to assist people resolve THEIR CONFLICTS with no GETTING SUCKED IN your self? certain! and there's a particular set of abilities which makes it more likely that your efforts could be winning. This ebook, step-by-step, teaches you ways to turn into an efficient mediator. upload perform, perform, perform (and a few self-reflection), and you may quickly rejoice your first successes in supporting humans to attach, no matter if you're a guardian, instructor, enterprise supervisor, counselor or peace employee. except that, you'll get a very good beginning in Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent conversation (NVC), on which this very down-to-earth method of mediation is predicated upon, and plenty of 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 international locations) and who applies the exact same talents to unravel conflicts in her family members!
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Extra resources for A Helping Hand, mediation with Nonviolent Communication
Just to be present when two people are disagreeing, is a support for them. It helps them to slow down the tempo and contributes to their safety. Many people become more aware about how they communicate if there is a third party present. With this awareness it also becomes easier for them to communicate in a way that supports connection. Civil courage or disrespectful behavior? First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.
This can help you to see when and how you can act in dealing with the conflict. One thing to watch out for is when someone makes evaluations, uses labels and/or makes an analysis about what has happened. We must actually separate these from that which has happened. Be also conscious about if someone involved in the conflict starts looking for who is right and who is wrong. When someone does this there is a great risk of taking sides. The conflict may get stuck and becomes more difficult to handle.
Summary The book begins with an overview of mediation (chapters 1-2). Concepts about human nature, and views about conflict and justice are discussed here. Chapters 3 and 4 contain reflections on passivity, revenge, forgiveness, shame and guilt. Thereafter follows two chapters about how Nonviolent Communication can be used in mediation (chapters 5 and 6). In order to mediate, most of us need to practice, therefore chapter 7 contains exercises that give you access to various tools that you can use during mediation.
A Helping Hand, mediation with Nonviolent Communication by Liv Larsson