Monthly Archives: October 2011

Transformative Mediators Establish Network in Quebec

John Peter Weldon is a Quebec-based Certified Transformative Mediator™, lawyer, and trainer for the Continuing Legal Education Service of the Quebec Bar (Le Barreau du Québec).  He recently announced the creation of the Réseau pour une approche transformative du conflit (Network … Continue reading

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What it takes to be a Mediator?

Here’s a video taken from a June 2011 training by Certified Transformative Mediator™, Louise Phipps Senft of Baltimore, on the characteristics of a mediator: Baltimore Mediation: Louise Phipps Senft talks …, posted with vodpod

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Why do some divorcees recover more easily than others?

A study on the personality trait for post-divorce resilience reported here suggests it has to do with high levels of self-compassion.  This quality is defined as “a combination of kindness toward oneself, recognition of common humanity, and the ability to let … Continue reading

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Just Listen

One of my patients told me that when she tried to tell her story people often interrupted to tell her that they once had something just like that happen to them. Subtly her pain became a story about themselves. Eventually … Continue reading

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Training Videos on Transformative Mediation

I recently came across a couple of training videos on transformative mediation produced by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation.  The first is an excerpt from What the Parents Know and shows Judy Saul, a fellow of the Institute giving … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, a Tribute to the Crazy Ones

Below is the first video, though it was never broadcast, in the Apple ad campaign, ‘Think Different’.  Steve Jobs himself does the voice-over and unquestionably now belongs among the greats who are featured.       Truly amazing: Steve Jobs narrates … Continue reading

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