A mediator’s neutrality enables parties to resolve conflicts, develop options and create mutually satisfactory solutions. When the parties have diametrically opposed positions and viewpoints, it’s especially challenging for mediators to remain centered, focused, and impartial. Even skilled mediators must deal with the human tendency to rush to judgment of oneself and others.
Mindfulness encourages you to pay attention to the present moment without judgment. It helps you to engage fully with the mediation process without getting hooked by internal thoughts, perceptions, feelings and emotions that arise. It allows you to respond skilfully to your experience as it is, instead of react according to your personal biases, preferences, opinions, and agenda.
This presentation covers mindfulness techniques including Mindfulness in Daily Life, Object Meditation, Open Awareness Meditation, Breath Work, basic Yoga Postures and simple Tai Chi Movements. These practices help you center yourself, focus effectively, listen deeply, minimize judgmental tendencies, and stay neutral as a mediator.