To provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussions of the most difficult issues human beings face — such as conflict, hatred, envy and trauma — while also reaffirming our capacity for joy, presence, transformation and resolution.
Elizabeth Bader speaks about the profound lessons conflict resolution can teach us about peace and who we are. A blend of psychology, spirituality and neuroscience, including the work of Stephen Porges, Tali Sharot and Peter Levine.
A key to the neurobiology of mediation: parties in mediation experience both threat and safety at the same time. This is one of the most important sections of Elizabeth Bader’s new article, The Psychology and Neurobiology of Mediation.”
A post about the tension between technique and presence during deep moments of resolution in trauma healing, spirituality and mediation. True mastery is not “doing” but wu wei, the ability to act while holding this tension. Draws on Peter Levine’s trauma work, (Somatic Experiencing®), the work of Daniel Stern, the Theory of Holes (A. H. Almaas and Faisal Muqaddam), and the work of J.G. Bennett, as well as Elizabeth Bader’s writings on the IDR cycle.
The “Theory of Holes” developed by Hameed Ali (pen name, A. H. Almaas) and Faisal Muqaddam with Karen Johnson provides a map for the process of recovering essence on the spiritual journey. Limitations in cases of trauma are noted.
Elizabeth Bader’s new article, The Psychology and Neurobiology of Mediation, has been published in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
A result of Elizabeth’s years of study of the work of Stephen Porges and Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing®), the article integrates the neurobiology of trauma, with Elizabeth’s work on spirituality, neuroscience and the psychology of mediation. The interplay between gender and conflict resolution is also discussed in depth.
This post contains the table of contents for Elizabeth Bader’s new article on the psychology and neurobiology of mediation, published in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
In this introduction to Elizabeth Bader’s article on the psychology and neurobiology of mediation, Elizabeth recounts the experience as a mediator which informs all of her work, and lays the foundation for the more technical discussion which follows.
An important excerpt from Elizabeth Bader’s new article, The Psychology and Neurobiology of Mediation, recently published by the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. Discusses basic elements of neurobiology relevant to mediation.
This excerpt from Elizabeth’s article in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution asks the question: Is mediation fair to women? Recent research in neurobiology and psychology is discussed. A subsequent post deals with practical implications of the research on gender, psychology and neurobiology.
This post discusses Elizabeth’s views on the question of whether mediation can be unfair to women, and also, more broadly, some of the ways mediation can accommodate people who have been traumatized.
A video of Peter Levine’s talk on spirituality and trauma to the Jung Society of Austin. Related to previous post: Peter Levine: Presence in Trauma and Spirituality.