Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution.
- Family Disputes
- Marital Issues
- Co-Parenting Plans
- Sibling Disputes
- Parent-Child Conflict
- Boundary Disputes
- Civil Harassment
- Small Claims
The benefits of mediating include:
- Greater Control: Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution. Each party are directly involved in negotiating their own agreement and no settlement can be imposed upon you.
- Confidential: Unlike the potential publicity of court proceedings, everything said at the mediation is entirely confidential to the parties, unless specifically agreed otherwise.
- Voluntary: Any party may withdraw at any time.
- Convenience: The mediation is arranged at a venue convenient to the parties, who each have their own room as well as a separate room for joint meetings. The Mediator listens to everyone’s view, talks to the parties privately and together, guiding them towards a settlement.
- Reduced Costs: Generally the cost is greatly reduced in comparison with trying to settle the matter through court. Traditional litigation is very expensive and the total cost is highly unpredictable.
- Faster Outcome: Because mediation can be used early in a dispute, an agreement can usually be reached quicker than if pursuing through the courts.
- Support: Mediators are trained in working with difficult situations. The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator and supports each party through the process.
- Preservation of Relationships: Whether it may be a business or family dispute, preservation of relationships can be a key benefit of mediation. Mediation helps participants focus on effectively communicating with each other as opposed to attacking each other.
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it. We all have moments of frustration whether they are associated with a friend, a family member, or a disagreement in your everyday life, however there are positive strategies to utilize when it comes to dealing with conflict.
Eliana’s comprehensive professional training strengthens her professional aptitude to holistically analyze matters, assist clients to effectuate creative resolutions and help them safeguard against prospective issues. Her method is to each people how to manage conflict in ways that offer long-term sustainable solutions. Contact Eliana today to learn more about how conflict coaching can benefit you.