Monthly Archives: April 2009

Casualties from Wars of Words

Elizabeth Cooney this past Monday in the Boston Globe on the effects family arguments have on children: There is new evidence that family arguing leaves a long-lasting imprint on children, diminishing their future happiness and ability to prosper in the … Continue reading

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“What is ‘real transformative mediation’?”

A succinct statement by Hugo Prein of the Transformative Mediation Institute in The Netherlands: [. . .] we are clear about what we think that transformative mediation is and what it is not. For us it is not something spiritual; … Continue reading

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Visit Montreal in October

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is to visit Montreal on October 3rd and give a public lecture at the Bell Centre.  The event is part of a visit intended to promote the teaching of ethics in schools. Tickets for the … Continue reading

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Living Together After Marriage Break-Down

Living together after the marriage is over for a period of time is a situation that many find themselves in either through choice or necessity. Deborah Mecklinger of the blog Deb Said has posted a list of 10 guidelines for … Continue reading

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On the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward … Continue reading

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Institutionalization of Mediation

The website is providing free access in April to its collection of video interviews with prominent mediators. Here’s a sample that illustrates the importance of a client-centred approach.  It’s an interview with Zena D. Zumeta on how the institutionalization … Continue reading

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Empathy, Apology and Forgiveness

One of the ‘founder generation’ of transformative mediation, Dorothy J. Della Noce, has published an interesting piece on apology in the first issue of the Dutch journal, ConflictInzicht magazine.  It’s largely based  on research by Seiji Takaku, a report of which … Continue reading

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