A listing of  posts that discuss mediation by integrating psychology, neurobiology (especially the neurobiology of trauma) and spirituality.

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Psychology and Neurobiology of Mediation

These posts contain excerpts from The Psychology and Neurobiology of Mediation,  a recent article in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution by Elizabeth Bader:

The Psychology of Mediation and The IDR Cycle

A very simple, illustrated discussion of the IDR cycle – the pattern of ego-inflation, ego-deflation and realistic resolution that often occurs during the process of mediation. Elizabeth Bader was the first person to identify the cycle in her award-winning article on The Psychology of Mediation in the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal.

The Self of Peace

A video of Elizabeth Bader speaking from the heart about the profound spiritual lessons conflict resolution can teach us about peace and who we are. This talk was given at the Science and Nonduality Conference.

Beyond Technique: Trauma Healing, Mediation and Spirituality.

Inspired by watching Peter Levine work with a severely traumatized client, this posts integrates the work of Daniel Stern, A. H. Almaas and Faisal Muqaddam to explain the importance of moving beyond technique — and toward simple humanity — during impasse in mediation or therapy.

The Psychology of Mediation: Part I: The Mediator’s Issues of Self and Identity

When mediators work on resolving conflicts, they often face challenges to their own egos. Discusses the “professional ego ideal,” mindfulness and more.

The Superego (Inner Critic) and Mediation

The superego’s (inner critic’s) role in conflict resolution.  Projection, aggression and “buyer’s remorse” discussed.

Tim Hicks on the Neuroscience of Mediation and the IDR Cycle

Tim Hicks argues that the psychological experience that Elizabeth Bader’s IDR cycle describes (inflation, deflation, realistic resolution) is well-supported by current thinking on the neurophysiology of learning, knowing, memory, and identity.

Mediating with Genghis Khan: On Working with Difficult People

Lessons on working with difficult people.

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