Communication plays a key role in resolving conflicts in mediation

By Michael Lodge on March 08, 2024


Michael Lodge - The Business Advisor / Mediator - 424.542.7299 - www.lodge-co.com

In my line of work as a mediator for conflicts in families and businesses, I have come to appreciate the importance of effective communication and setting boundaries when addressing disagreements. When clients seek my help, we delve into discussions about communication strategies and establish ground rules for approaching conflicts in a constructive manner. This process of mediation is not a new concept; it has been discussed for centuries. Drawing inspiration from timeless wisdom, like the words found in the book of Proverbs, we learn valuable lessons on conflict resolution. Proverbs wisely states, "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger" (Prov. 15:1). These ancient teachings remind us of the significance of our words and actions in diffusing tensions and promoting harmony.

Understanding how we communicate during times of conflict can make all the difference in resolving disputes effectively. Proverbs also offers insight into the impact of one's temperament on conflict resolution, stating, "A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but the slow to anger calms a dispute." By emphasizing the importance of maintaining a composed demeanor and responding thoughtfully, we can navigate conflicts with grace and understanding. Through my experiences as a mediator, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of communication and setting boundaries in fostering healthier relationships and resolving conflicts amicably. As we continue to explore ancient wisdom and modern practices in conflict resolution, we are reminded that the way we communicate holds the key to building stronger connections and finding peaceful resolutions.

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