Mediation: The Transformative Approach To Conflict

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In this paper I will discuss the concepts learned from Joseph P. Folger and Robert A. Baruch Bush The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict, and my ability to incorporate such concepts into life. According to the authors “Across the mediation field, mediation is generally understood as an informal process in which a neutral third party with no power to impose a resolution helps the disputing parties try to reach a mutually acceptable settlement” (Folger, Bush, 2005, p. 8). A mediator can be an individual who attempts to make people involve in an argument come to an agreement, to assist in finding a resolution to the ongoing dispute between two different parties. People have many different backgrounds, experiences, cultures,…show more content…
Now what follows is a roleplay in which I facilitated informal mediation with the help of my best friend and brother. The conflict was about two teenaged brothers having a conflict about sharing rooms, there was a two-year age difference one who was 16 Sam and the other 18 Peter, which had already graduated high school and was taking a year off from education, they were having conflicts regarding the difference times of sleeping and the noise that was created by the older brother, it got to the point where they were both screaming back to each other when they would discuss the argument. My best friend took the role of the younger brother who was a high school student, and my brother took the role of the older brother who had work during the evening and slept late during the mornings, my friend and brother got into character and stayed focused, conversation when on as followed.

Mediator: Hello, good morning, please take a seat, my name is Daniel and I am here to help you Sam and Peter come up with a solution with the problems you guys are having when sharing a room together.

Sam: Good morning, thanks for your assistance, my brother and I have been having conflicts mostly about the difference about our schedules and about the time that I need to go to bed in order to be up and rested ready for school during the morning.

Peter: Good morning, I would like to stay up a little late and be able to play video games at night because that is the only time I have because I work during most of the
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