Mediating with Genghis Khan: On Working with Difficult People (Yeh-Lu Ch’u Tsai)

Mediating with Genghis Khan: On Working with Difficult People (Yeh-Lu Ch’u Tsai)

Yeh-Lu Ch’u Tsai saved millions of lives through his work with difficult people, including Genghis Khan. Using his life as a model, this post discusses how to work with difficult people, and how respect and spiritual integrity, combined with hard-headed realism and objectivity, form the basis for service to others on the spiritual journey.

Gender, Conflict and the Woman Mediator: Notes from Leyla Navaro

Gender, Conflict and the Woman Mediator: Notes from Leyla Navaro

Issues relating to gender, conflict and women mediators are discussed in these notes from Leyla Navaro, M.A., a group therapist, author, educator and trainer. The notes were originally generated for an international telesalon organized by Elizabeth Bader, with Leyla Navaro, M.A. and Sharan L. Schwartzberg, Ed.D.

Trauma 101: Physiology & Causes of PTSD

Trauma 101: Physiology & Causes of PTSD

This post discusses the causes of PTSD and the “defense cascade” of fight, flight and freeze which is often described as the basic mammalian response to trauma. The work of Levine, Porges, Cannon, Schauer and Elbert will be discussed.

The Psychology of Mediation (II): The IDR Cycle, A New Model For Understanding Mediation

The Psychology of Mediation (II): The IDR Cycle, A New Model For Understanding Mediation

An illustrated version of an article about the IDR Cycle, the psychological cycle of ego-inflation (overconfidence), ego-deflation and realistic resolution typically experienced by parties during the mediation of civil disputes. Originally published on mediate.com, this article provides a simpler explanation of the cycle than those found in Elizabeth’s academic writings.