Emotions In Mediation

Bob had been Fred’s client for a long time.  Normally, he was low-key and easy-going. Not today.  He was angry and it showed.  His wife Keiko sat teary-eyed and sniffling next to him.‘Fred, I want you to make George Stevens’ life a misery, do you hear me?” “I hear you, Bob. But I don’t get …

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Overcoming Reluctance With Trauma Victims

Traumatic experiences become a part of an individual forever.  At a domestic level, clients may have traumatic experiences like rape, domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse.  At an international level, clients are often the victim of human rights abuses ranging from genocide to war crimes.  These individual have stories that may remain untold forever; …

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Two Sides to Every Story When Cultures Collide

Growing up as a kid and getting in arguments with my sisters, I always found it amazing how different my version of the story was with my sister’s version of the story when we reaccounted the facts to my Mom.  My Mom took both our versions and crafted a “judgment” whether that be, apologize, go …

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Understanding and Working with Blame

Have you ever had someone blame you for something over which you had absolutely no control? If you’ve ever been late to a meeting, been framed by a sibling growing up, or otherwise haven’t lived under a rock your entire life, you know what I’m talking about. Why do people do this? Situations like these …

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Healing The Energy of Conflict by Hass Sadeghi

Let’s be real; Conflict can bring up some deep pain and associated underlying energies — I’m not referring to pain that you can put a band-aid on or have a doctor fix. I’m talking about the deep-rooted and “psycho-spiritual” pain that makes one feel intense emotional responses triggered by a Conflict. When we are faced …

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My Healing Journey Back from Burnout & Facing the Myth of Hustling to Success

I previously wrote several candid posts about my journey after leaving my business law & dispute resolution consulting practices along with several leadership posts for a 2.5-year sabbatical to heal from “burnout,” that I didn’t even know I needed. Like a “Fish Out of Water,” sometimes our environments & what we “know” can prevent True …

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