Let’s face it, problems with others can be complex, messy, and leave us feeling stuck – or even worse – anxious and stressed. This can make us feel like we are working hard to move past the problem, but it feels like we’re getting nowhere with the other person.
This feeling is magnified when the relationship is necessary for us to carry on with life. Our business partners, our children/parents in the family business, our colleague that is an important part of the business. It adds complexity when the other person needs us (in some way) and we need them.
That is where mediation can help. Essentially, mediation empowers people to sit down and have a meaningful, and often difficult, conversation with others. This conversation is facilitated through a third-party that, typically, doesn’t have a stake in the outcome of the conversation.
Mediation often does more than “just” resolve conflicts and disagreements. It enables people to see and understand the other person’s perspective. It enables people to understand and sort through their own experiences. It enables people to plan towards a better future where they can thrive in the atmosphere that they are in.
Since mediation involves working with humans, each mediation looks differently. This enables people to have the best process possible to engage in the conversations needed regarding the issues that are present.
Although each mediation process is unique to its own situation, here is the basic framework of the process Jason uses: