How Dare You! The place of ‘Rudeness’ in conflict and its resolution

James Watson Articles

How often do we work with disputes, whether in workplaces, neighbourhoods, or families, in which one party alleges that another has been, or is being, ‘rude’? ‘She spoke to me SO rudely, and in front of the whole office!’, ‘He was rude to my partner, and I’m NOT having it!’, ‘Their kids are just RUDE, and now I know where …

Mediation Uncovered – Part 3

Dr Mike Talbot Articles

  We get lots of enquiries about our training courses, and one of the questions that I am most regularly asked is, “If I train with UK Mediation will I be an accredited Mediator?”    Choosing a Mediation Training Course In recent years, many new organisations have set themselves up as mediation training providers. If you are currently trying to choose the right …

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 …