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Over the last many months, I have been researching the appropriate and beneficial use of music in mediation and other negotiations. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that I have mentioned before the idea of using music in conflict resolution. And sometimes I mention the...
People have asked me, "Okay, so I know what the brain is doing during conflict and what my clients need to do in their brains and minds to come to a good resolution of the dispute but how do I get them to do it?" There are many responses to that question but first I usually will ask, "Have you told...
Take a tree (or a picture of one) to your next mediation: Attention Restoration Theory and the cognitive benefits of nature
Sometimes I post research to get you thinking about the location of, and activities in, conflict resolution in ways that are fresh, fertile, and productive. I would like this post to get you thinking about location. Where do you hold mediations? Meetings? Negotiations? A soon-to-be-published study...
The idea that we carry many people within our personas is not new. As examples, I recently blogged about subpersonalities and in that post mentioned Bonnie Badenoch's aligned concept of the inner community. Now this notion of an inner multitude has just been addressed by Professor Paul Bloom in...
NeuroMediators: Understanding the brain is a critical key to resolving conflict (both within a culture and between cultures)
Yesterday I blogged about how very important it is for conflict resolution practitioners to have knowledge about the workings of the brain and the mind. To underscore my point, please listen to this new interview of Doctors Jeffrey Schwartz and Norman Doidge. (Thanks to Australia's ABC National...