Conflict Mediation Network

Providing Solutions to Conflict

Communication is the Bridge to the Future

Meadow Clark
(575) 538-2664
Silver City, NM

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About Mediation

Mediation is for People who want to Resolve Issues.
People see things through their own eyes. The attachment to one's "position" creates failure to see the other persons point of view and tension is created. Tension causes conflict which if left unaddressed esculates into a full blown problem. Conflict is an inevitable human condition and may be seen as an opportunity for growth and a catalyst for positive change. People who are committed to finding less expensive and less damaging forms of decision-making can use the assistance of a neutral person (the mediator) who has no stake in the outcome of those decisions. Unlike arbitration or litigation, mediating parties have all the decision-making power. There is no third-party (judge or arbitrator) telling any person what to do

What is Mediation?
Mediation is a chance to talk and solve problems for people who need to make decisions togther - collaboratively - Alternate Dispute Resolution. The goal of mediation is to help people communicate clearly, understand one another, and focus on how they can best work together in the future. Mediation can help people deal with their differences before they become serious problems. When people really understand what each other's issues or needs are, they often are more able to respond positively to those needs.

Mediation is voluntary, non adversarial, informal, respectful, private and confidential. Mediation helps people talk, listen, build better working relationships and solve problems. Mediation focuses on communication, not compromise, by helping to clarify the issues, generate options and create a win/win solution to the problem. The mediator helps each person express perspectives and needs in ways that help others hear and understand them. Mediators help people distinguish their positions (what they want) from their needs (why they want them).

Who are Mediators and what do they do?
Mediators are professionals trained in conflict resolution and mediation techniques, whose role is to help people defuse anger, identify their needs, clarify issues, explore options, find common ground and negotiate solutions. Mediators maintain neutrality, guide participants through the mediation process, help people understand each other and work to solve problems together, mutually.

Mediation is recommended when an ongoing relationship exist, when a misunderstanding or lack of cooperation is causing conflict and to address concerns early and constructively without escalation.

Why Choose Mediation?
Mediation is voluntary, safe, respectful, non adversarial, neutral, confidentual and you make your own Settlement Agreement

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