Why is mediation so effective as a means of dispute resolution? The answer is both simple and complicated; it is just facilitated talk - but with the guidance of a highly trained and experienced mediator.
Mediation allows for a neutral third-party to assist people in working their way through the many complications and pitfalls of conflict. A mediator helps to clear the air and allows people to sift through their positions, giving them a clearer head to imagine outcomes and consequences, and finally find the best path to achieve their interests within a resolution. This may be a conflict between only two people, or may involve many more - even hundreds of people - as in multi-party mediations such as land use or environmental mediation. What ever the circumstances, all disputes can be aided by mediation. The result of a successful mediation is often restored communication and a better overall relationship.
Resolving disputes, restoring relationships
Act quickly. Remember - even on the Isle of Man conflict and communication between contenders tends to get worse, not better, with the passing of time. Finding an intelligent way towards a solution, as quickly as possible, is crucial. Let one of our experienced mediators help you find peace.
To learn more about mediation, or to understand the language of mediation, visit The Mediation Dictionary or visit our FAQ page.