A key to the neurobiology of mediation: parties in mediation experience both threat and safety at the same time. This principle introduced, discussed and applied. Brief, but one of the most important sections of Elizabeth Bader’s new article, The Psychology and Neurobiology of Mediation.”
In this Introduction to Elizabeth Bader’s forthcoming 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. To review additional excerpts of the article as they are published here, sign in using the top link provided in the sidebar.
This post contains the table of contents for Elizabeth Bader’s new article on the psychology and neurobiology of mediation, to be published in the winter in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Elizabeth Bader’s new article, The Psychology and Neurobiology of Mediation, will be published by the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution in January 2016. The article integrates Elizabeth’s past work on the psychology of mediation with neurobiology, and the work of Peter Levine and Stephen Porges. It also incorporates a brief discussion of the Theory of Holes.
The first in a series of posts about self-remembering and self-recognition. The work of George Gurdjieff, A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali) and Faisal Muqaddam, among others, will be explored. This post contains a poem by Derek Walcott that speaks beautifully to the subject.
This is a post about the tension between technique and presence during deep moments of resolution in trauma healing, spirituality and mediation. Draws on Peter Levine’s work on healing trauma (Somatic Experiencing®), Daniel Stern’s work on now moments in healing relationships, Elizabeth Bader’s work on the psychology of mediation impasse and the IDR cycle, the Theory of Holes, a theory about the relationship between psychology and spirituality (A. H. Almaas and Faisal Muqaddam) and the work of J.G. Bennett, a Fourth Way teacher. Discusses the nature of true mastery as the ability to hold and negotiate this tension.
Reflecting on her spiritual journey, 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.
It is a true joy to live life free of a punitive superego (inner critic). In order to do this, though, we have to learn about the phenomenon of judgment, the superego and the inner critic. In a previous post, the basic structure and function of the superego was described. In this post, the superego’s (inner critic’s) relationship to conflict and conflict resolution is discussed.
A wonderful video for inspiration, meditation and reflection. Jennifer Berezan and her friends demonstrate collaborative spirituality by weaving their voices together in a spirit of lovingkindness for all.
A summary of posts through July 2014 on healing trauma, understanding spirituality and mediation on Elizabeth Bader’s Blog. Introduces contributors Tim Hicks and Leyla Navaro.
In this post, Tim Hicks, of the University of Oregon, presents his reflections on the neuroscience of mediation, knowing and identity and the IDR Cycle in mediation. He explains that the psychological experience that the IDR cycle theory describes (inflation, deflation, realistic resolution) is well-supported by what we believe to be true of the neurophysiology of learning, knowing, memory, and identity. His commentary ties the three phases of the cycle to some of the basic aspects of embodied consciousness. (For current research on embodied mind, see, for example, work by Don Tucker, Gerard Edelman, Antonio Damasio, Ben Bergen, Lawrence Barsalou, Vittorio Gallese, Mark Johnson, George Lakoff and David Geary ).