You are considering mediation. Statistics throughout the world convincingly show that mediation has at least an 80% chance of successfully assisting participants in reaching agreement, including situations where the parties are deadlocked.
Few other processes have such a high success rate.
Conflict is an inevitable part of day-to-day life, but we often view it as danger or crisis.
The Chinese symbol for crisis has two parts: danger and opportunity. The purpose of engaging in mediation is to turn conflict into opportunity.
With the help of an impartial third party or mediator, conflict can be managed and our ability to communicate and negotiate can be enhanced.
When persons understand each other and feel understood, a creative energy emerges that enables people in conflict to see new resolutions and problem solve together.
The opportunity in mediation is to repair or improve relationships that have been damaged by conflict.