A ‘difficult person’? Really?

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

I am increasingly coming across situations, particularly in workplace mediations, where some kind of label or diagnosis has unfortunately been planted onto one or both of the people in dispute.   We frequently hear ‘High Conflict Person(ality)’ or ‘Difficult Person’, but it can even be ‘Sociopath’, ‘Narcissist’, or ‘Obsessive’ that gets coined by the mediation referrer or by one of …

UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

At UK Mediation we like to shout about the benefits of mediation! When we first heard about UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016, we thought this is a fantastic way for the wider mediation community to celebrate its great efforts, and at the same time to raise people’s awareness about what mediation really is. UK Mediation Awareness Week runs from Saturday …

Mediation Uncovered – Part 2

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

When disputes arise, the situation can soon get out of control. In Part 2 of ‘Mediation uncovered’, we’ll explain the different types of mediation services available to you.   What type of mediation do I need? There are in essence three different types of mediation, they are Interpersonal Mediation, Commercial Mediation and Family Separation Mediation.They all tackle different types of disputes …

Mediation Uncovered – Part 1

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

In this series of blog posts we blow the lid off of mediation, we cut through all the vague references and foggy language and answers your mediation questions, honestly, openly and directly. This blog series is the place to be for no frills answers. What is Mediation? A method of resolving disputes using a neutral third party (the mediator), that …