UK Mediation Journal

Lifting the Heavy Weight of Mediation

I’ve recently discovered a new podcast entitled ‘Heavyweight’, and I’m hooked! The show is hosted by Jonathan Goldstein and the premise is simple. In each episode, Jonathan helps his guest (and in some cases himself) deal with an issue from their past that remains unresolved. Season 1 kicks off in a personal way, with Jonathan’s […]

Category: UK Mediation Journal | Wednesday 24 July 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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Mediating cross-cultural conflict

In Japan, interpersonal relations are governed by the notion of “wa”. According to this philosophy, individuals are expected to prioritise the harmony of the group over their own personal interests. They do this by “reading the air” (kuuki wo yomu), to sense the collective feeling in the group and then choosing their words and actions […]

Category: UK Mediation Journal | Wednesday 2 January 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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Speaking from the Soul in Mediation

I’ve recently become aware in myself of two very different voices. One I call my social voice. It is a respectable, adult voice, which justifies things on the basis of logic and social convention. It favours long words and buzz words and doesn’t mind a bit of jargon. The other voice, I call my personal […]

Category: UK Mediation Journal | Tuesday 14 August 2018 | Author: Tania Coke
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The ‘C word’

There seems to be a certain word in the English language that organisations avoid at all costs. This word is only mentioned by a few brave individuals in hushed whispers, like any other word that we perceive as a taboo. So what is it about this word, the C word, that makes it so difficult […]

Category: UK Mediation Journal | Friday 1 December 2017 | Author: Alex Efthymiades
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Rethinking politics: Lessons from workplace mediation and the arts

Witnessing British politics of late has been a stark reminder of the dangers of polarisation. In the EU referendum, an immensely complex issue was reduced to two choices: Remain or Leave. In the recent General Election, the entire political spectrum seemed to shrink to two political positions: Tory or Labour. Mediation theory tells us that […]

Category: UK Mediation Journal | Thursday 3 August 2017 | Author: Tania Coke
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