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Mediation and Words/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 21, 2014

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Gary Harper’s recent article at mediate.com makes some salient points. Mr. Harper uses the exhortation often aimed at children to “Use your words”. Half-communications, shrugs of the shoulders, etc. is not good enough. He thereby gives some good examples of how one can re-frame incoherent or inappropriate responses. Examples follow: -“Your opinion is ridiculous” can […]

When Communication Fails/Martin Rosenfeld

February 14, 2011

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There is an interesting account on mediate.com by a Mediator, Alex Yaroslavsky. His article is entitled “The Value of Language”. In this article, Mr. Yaroslavsky tells how a misunderstanding about the word “value” almost led to an aborted mediation,. However, the session was “saved” when the mediator asked why this term was considered inappropriate by […]