Monthly training update from Mediation Institute. Recap of this month and looking forward to next month.
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I have spoken to a lot of people I know in my area who are keen to look at the becoming a Nationally Accredited Mediator however the upfront cost puts them off. I have told them about your training and they are keen.
Once again thanks for your service.
I found this lesson incredibly helpful. It highlighted to me that confidence is a huge issue for me personally. I may know the answer to a question but I will hold back due to lacking in confidence.
We also went over how to effectively ask questions to really nut out the issues. There were examples of questions that I wouldn't even think to ask so it was really useful to see how specific things need to get to achieve results.
Thank you for this session!
As there was no mediator identified, Cynthia took the opportunity to turn our session into a mentored role play, and we worked through the elderly parent scenario.
This was my first interaction with anyone in the course or seeing a live mediation as up to this point I had only watched recorded sessions.
I realised during and on reflection on this scenario, the enormous skill level required to ask relevant questions to seek clarity and understanding, without guiding anyone in a particular direction, and how the previous scenarios run by experienced mediators that I had I had observed looked so effortless.
Like anything new, it's the conscious incompetence that is a little nerve wracking. A lot of my current work uses the same skillset, although with coaching and counselling I can ask questions in a different way than is called for in mediation, and it will be a different way of being that I look forward to.
I look forward to participating in more and actually playing the role of mediator!
The teaching process felt tailored to me as I received detailed feedback along the way which included prompts on what to work on.
I like the added opportunities MI provides in terms of webinars and attended some of these along the way, which helped me understand the different contexts of mediation work a little better as well as develop related skills and get ideas for how to start practising.