Resolving conflict stimulates growth, personal and organizational learning, better communication, trust, improved relationships and opportunity for positive change. Myron Eshowsky searches for ways to help others craft fair, long-lasting solutions for their disputes. He brings a unique perspective to the mediation process, based on his knowledge and training in traditional Western models of mediation, as well as twenty years of studying how cultures around the world work to resolve conflicts in their communities. The mediation process recognizes that people usually know best how to solve their own problems.
Mediation services provide:
- An independent, objective third party, without decision making authority, who can talk to all parties.
- Well organized deliberations.
- Proven methods to smooth relations, reduce tension, and promote trust and respect between groups with longstanding and volatile conflicts.
- Masterful questions that help reveal wise ideas.
- Assistance in fact finding to promote shared understanding of information and mutual learning.
- Tools and techniques for generating options and reaching closure.
Myron Eshowsky has provided mediation and consultation in the United States and internationally including:
- Community Mental Health Centers
- Tribal governments
- Environmental/Land Use issues
- Rival gangs and other community members
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Multiparty mediation related to Hate Crimes
- Educational institutions
- Health Care issues: primary focus consumer complaints and health care organizations
- NGO’s (International non-government organizations)
- Workplace conflicts
- Family mediation—including conflicts of blending families and longstanding multigenerational family conflicts.
Standard mediation rate is 150 dollars per hour. Parties are billed for information gathering and planning needed to provide the best services possible. A free half hour consultation is offered by phone or in person to ascertain how mediation services might be helpful. To set up a free consultation, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-469-1627.
Multiparty mediation may require more than one mediator and will be billed at 300 dollars per hour for two mediators.
Organizational training/consultation specific to the needs of the organization will be billed at 2000 dollars per day.
MORE ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Throughout our lives we experience a tremendous range of conflicts. Conflict is a natural part of our lives. Most of these conflicts are based in:
- Miscommunication and misunderstanding or different use of words
- Racial, cultural and gender differences
- Unclear roles and responsibilities
- Differences in standards
- Poor workplace management practices
- Marital/relationship difficulties
- Economic fluctuations
Additionally, there are issues of personalities, feelings, past trauma, and thousands of other contributors that may come into play.
These conflicts can seriously impact the workplace, including reduced productivity and staff morale. If they are left uncorrected, conflicts may lead to litigation, bitterness, high financial costs, wasted time and resources, malicious gossip and rumors, and reduced opportunity for positive change. Unresolved conflicts eat up tremendous amounts of time and personal energy.
Often many of the conflicts in our lives that appear to be settled have not actually resolved underlying attitudes and emotions. These underlying currents, if not healed, emerge later to create new problems in other areas. For many, these sorts of experiences lead to avoidance of conflict and the inability to see them as opportunities for growth, improvement, creativity, and change.
Modern mediation techniques are based in active listening, empathy, effective communication, collaborative group process, dialogue, interest based negotiation, bias reduction, creative problem solving, and contracting.
In addition to traditional mediation approaches, Myron Eshowsky brings a unique blend of methods based in aikido, shamanism, and cross cultural wisdom that help redefine the wall as a place of meeting. Wisdom gathered from throughout the world offer unique adaptations to modern issues and offer helpful approaches for addressing deeper level issues not resolved by dialogue and mediation.