23. 9. 2003, 9.00-17.30; 24. 9. 2003, 9.00-16.00
Narrative Mediation: A new Approach to Conflict Resolution
Narrative mediation is a culturally focused practice. The goal of the narrative mediator is to co-author stories that highlight strengths and competencies, rather than conflict. It helps people separate themselves from conflict-saturated stories and gives them the opportunity to re-author relationships in more peaceful, cooperative, and respectful ways. From this alternative position, the resolution of conflict can often happen much more smoothly and effectively than in traditional problem-solving approaches.
The workshop will include lectures, small group activities, discussion and a live demonstration of the narrative method with a conflicted couple.