It is good to break away from the daily diet of Mediation Stories and focus back on the qualities of a successful mediator.
THE MEDIATORS’ SKILLS
A mediator needs to gain the confidence of both parties but without giving either party the feeling that he/she is “on their side”.
Generally in life, we reflect, we review, we evaluate. We look back on what has happened and, in one form or another, we take stock.
So two issues now face the Mediator – first, does she have feelings for Juliet and, second, if she does where does that leave her in relation to the Mediation?
The Mediator, usually a relaxed + reassuring conversationalist, is “all over the place”. In a departure from her normal ways, she avoids eye contact..
The First Issue is the feelings that the female Mediator has for Juliet, the wife in the matrimonial mediation