When it comes to relationships, there are often times when things can become tense or conflicted. In the workplace, this can lead to a number of problems, such as decreased productivity or even potential legal issues. That’s where relationship mediation comes in.
What is Relationship Mediation?
Relationship Mediation is an important tool for those who are struggling with relationships, having trouble communicating with an Individual, Group or within a Workplace, A mediation process includes individuals or groups of people.
In mediation, you can find creative solutions that all parties are comfortable with. There will be less animosity between individuals.
The benefits of relationship mediation can be significant. In many cases, it can help to improve communication and resolve conflicts quickly and peacefully. It can also help to prevent legal issues from arising, and can even help to improve productivity in the workplace.
What Happens During a Relationship Mediation Session?
During a session, our trained Counsellor/Mediator can help individuals/groups resolve their disputes in a more peaceful manner.
A trained Counsellor/Mediator professional typically facilitates communication between individuals or group to help them resolve conflicts and come to decisions that are beneficial for everyone. The Counsellor/Mediator is impartial and does not take sides or offer advice. Additionally, the mediation process is entirely confidential. Because mediation is facilitated by a neutral third party it reduces any power imbalances that may be present in cases.
Disputes can involve just two people in conflict or include extended groups.
A Relationship Mediation session typically involves individuals/group meetings for between one and four hours. The individual/s is encouraged to participate in the process as equally as possible. Each individual is able to express their concerns, ask questions and suggest solutions, so that everyone understands what is being discussed. During the Relationship Mediation session there may be opportunities for individuals to share their concerns with each other directly, encouraged to listen respectfully to each other’s perspectives about what is important for everyone involved.
The Relationship Mediation is guided through the process by the Counsellor/Mediator, who facilitates the discussion and manages any negotiations that need to take place.
The Relationship Mediation session allows everyone involved in the process to participate equally. It ensures that all individuals agree on decisions made about issues, individuals can withdraw at any time.
Sometimes it’s not suitable to have each person in the same room so the practitioner may arrange to go back and forth from different rooms. This is called ‘shuttle mediation’. Sometimes it is necessary for the Counsellor/Mediator to talk individually with each party to help move issues along or to discuss options for negotiation.
If you’re experiencing a conflict with someone else, or if you’d like to resolve a conflict that has arisen in your workplace, relationship mediation may be the solution for you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.