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  • 1.  The Mediator as Conductor Part 4

    I'mLinkedIn
    Posted 29-06-2021 01:32 PM
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    The mediator as conductor

    Transactional Analysis

    The fourth in the Mediator as Conductor series

    David Mitchell

    The concepts embodied in Transactional Analysis are useful tools (musical repertoire) for a mediator. A mediator does not get into the treatment side of TA, she merely uses the information she observes and experiences within a meditation from a TA mindset, to help her understand where each mediatee is coming from. In turn, this process can mediate the mediator's thinking, language (verbal and non-verbal) and demeanor.

    In the 1950's, Eric Berne, a US Army psychiatrist treating Post World War 11 and Korean veterans suffering  what nowadays would be called Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), found Freudian psychiatry was time-consuming, ineffective, and poorly understood by the average patient. Berne was an excellent listener, a compassionate doctor and a practical thinker. He developed a simple to teach and understand psychoanalysis therapy he called Transactional Analysis[1].

    [1] Eric Berne,(1958). Transactional Analysis: A New and Effective Method of Group Therapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 12(4), 735–743. doi:10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.1958.12.4.735



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    David Mitchell
    Director
    Mitchell Mediate
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  • 2.  RE: The Mediator as Conductor Part 4

    I'mLinkedIn
    Posted 30-06-2021 10:35 AM
    Thank you for your post David. Yes this behaviour is something I have observed in multiple family disputes particularly in the area of wills and estates. The challenge in working towards an agreement is the manipulative behaviour of a party and the feeling of failure on the other party which maybe a parent or grandparent along with that of sibling rivalry.

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    John Cowen
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    JC Mediation
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  • 3.  RE: The Mediator as Conductor Part 4

    I'mLinkedIn
    Posted 01-07-2021 01:58 PM

    Hi John
    Thanks for sharing. I agree with your findings.
    My articles in Pulse over the past 14 mths have been devoted to developing the mentor's mindset of how to be a mentor (rather than the process-focussed "how to mediate").

    I have two trains of thought following my reading of your post.
    1. The recent adoption of the autonomy of each mediatee empowers the mediator to move from impartiality to  more actively support /foster the autonomy of a mediatee who is being overpowered by the other(s) mediatee. I have uploaded my recent article on this new pathway for mediators and mediatees. (see attached: "Impartiality paradox")


    2. The  recent article on TA is part of 6 articles that started with the mentors persona/presence and potential  entrainment within a mediation (like a conductor). The next 4 articles focussed on overviews of common psycho-social modalities that could help a mediator recognise the mindsets and worldview of mediatees and respond appropiately. These articles simply outlined the concepts of NLP, Narrative therapy, emotional intelligence, TA and compassion . You may find more to reflect on within these articles.
    I have uploaded the series (see attachment The Mediator as conductor complete").



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    David Mitchell
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    Mitchell Mediate
    Clarence Park SA
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