Psychodynamic Literacies

Psychodynamic Literacies

Instead of considering ourselves the hero of our own story, and those we are in conflict with as villains, Brendan Schutte encourages people in troubled relationships to ‘rewrite the script’. HIDDEN agendas. Unconscious desires. Unspoken assumptions. This column is...
Civil Mediation and Training from ASM Plus – Using MagicEye to Teach the Art of Reframing

Notes from a Mediators’ Retreat

Contact us “And catch the heart off guard and blow it open”  (from Postscript by Seamus Heaney)  Even mediators need a break. And that was before Covid-19. A ‘retreat’ has connotations of organised religion, but in Ireland there is a rich tradition of spirituality, of...
Reflected Light – Reflection in Mediation

Reflected Light – Reflection in Mediation

Of course, we all say there is great learning in mediation, but how much learning do we as mediators actually engage in? Dr. Cheryl Picard, a mediator in Canada took this question – “what is it that I’m actually doing?” – quite seriously, and worked with a colleague,...