Once parties in conflict agree to meet at the peace table, they are turned inside out.
Managing two parties in mediation becomes the hard work, because the mediator is addressing both her resistance internally, as well as their resistance externally.
Sometimes, this comes in the form of parties wanting to endlessly re-litigate past struggles, disappointments and failures.
Sometimes, parties seek to manipulate the mediator into addressing or “resolving” the conflict in their favor, entrapped in the false belief that mediation is just another form of “justice.”
Sometimes, parties would rather not be there at all, believing that mediation is a weak substitute for the more muscular appearance that litigation has in this culture.
Once parties in conflict agree to leave the peace table, the mediator is turned inside out.
And typically, there’s no witty guitarist and a muppet around to help out.
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-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
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