It can take its toll on the dispute resolution practitioner’s health and well-being to be in the field of highly conflicting energies over long periods of time while breaking through impasses and steering the mediation process to creative problem solving and decision-making.
Kenneth Cloke, the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and the Key Founder for Mediators Beyond Borders International, claims that being integrated internally and having a strong central core are the keys for any mediator seeking to create high-impact outcomes that result in the sustainable, external successes for all parties involved. Incorporating these enhanced personal qualities also elevates the true practice of ethics and civility to a higher level, thus deepening compassion and empathy that foster peace.
In this highly engaging, experiential, and inspirational workshop we will explore what Inner Practice is, why it is vital to the mediator, how to build and cultivate it, and what the benefits are to the mediation practitioner as well as to clients. You will practice simple, foundational inner technologies, create a blueprint for your own energy-practice, and design a personal grounding and centering ritual with action steps, which can solidly ground you before going into challenging mediations.
This is about taking responsibility for one’s own self-leadership that transforms the regular dispute resolution practitioner into a master practitioner.
A Voice from the Audience
“I had the pleasure of attending Runa Bouius’ workshop on Master Mediator’s Inner Practice for Outer Success as part of a program entitled Essential Skills of the Master Mediator at the Southern California Mediation Association annual conference in November 2014. This session served as a breath of fresh air because it focused on important, yet often overlooked, practical tips for improving the mediator’s mind and body, to maximize execution of external skills during mediations. Ms. Bouius exudes confidence and charm, while maintaining a hard-working, yet calm demeanor. I found her session inspiring and unique, especially compared to the sometimes predictable sessions offered by attorneys and mediators.” ~ Elizabeth Quinn, Esq