In any conflict, the hardest thing to do is to hold onto your heart.
When people mediate conflicts, whether professionally or informally, they run the risk of being demoralized by seeing the behavior of participants in the conflict.
Have you ever heard the joke about the family and divorce mediator who mediated their own divorce after doing this work for many years?
It’s not a good joke.
Hold onto your heart. Hold onto your vulnerability. Hold onto your tenderness. Hold onto your openness.
It’s too easy to let go when everyone around you is letting go as well.
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
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