Mediation is about solving conflicts between people while deepening understanding and empathy. A mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates rather than leads the discussions. It is private and confidential, and often includes written agreements about the various issues that are raised.
Mediation is very natural for me. When I was in high school, my boyfriend and I created a little business. People could ask for advice and we would discuss the situation and give the advice from the perspective of a boy and a girl. We charged a dime. When I was actually trained as a mediator, I learned that it isn't about giving advice at all. It is about listening and facilitating communication between the two or more parties.
I love being a mediator and seeing miracles happen in relationships.
Telephone or Skype sessions are very effective and available
I have had success with mediating:
"Julie is excellent at mediating.
have hired her to resolve conflicts between employees and she was wonderful.
I have also hired her to get clarity on a tricky issue with a colleague.
She is gifted in helping each person feel heard and understood, ferreting out the basis of the misunderstanding, and bringing harmony. I highly recommend her."
Dr. Phyllis Books, M.A., DC, CNN, DACBN