REACHING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN. SHIFTING CONFLICT INTO CONNECTION.
Mike MacConnell and the team at Reflective Mediation can help transform crisis into opportunity. Our trained experts will assist you in reducing the stress of dispute, and reaching an understanding that can improve the relationship.
Save money. Save time. Save heartache. Disputes are natural but can be destructive. The skills to resolve them can be learned.
Reflective Mediation guides individuals, couples, families and school communities as they navigate the rough waters of conflict. Reflective Mediation teaches practical techniques that succeed in creating lasting solutions. Our pro-active, holistic approach helps people become stronger, more confident and mindful in facing and resolving future challenges. Our goal is not to avoid conflict but to transform it into an opportunity for greater connection to others plus personal growth.
This is a personal story of how one man was guided by yoga through the difficult stages of divorce. He had no special skills. He was just a father looking for a way to get clear, to start fresh, without becoming alienated from his ex, or poisoned by the process.
His practice on the yoga mat taught him something new: to resolve tension with his spouse by resolving it first within himself. He wrote The Yoga of Divorce in the hope of helping others do the same.
He achieved an amicable separation in five months with less than three hours of legal bills. For the sake of your children, finances and personal well-being, you will find value in the practical strategies he describes, whether your goal is to end or to heal your relationship.
Yoga of Divorce offers practical strategies for shifting our reactions and embrace the notion of cooperative opposition, the idea that the same non-adversarial process that works on the yoga mat can be used at the negotiation table.
The key to Yoga of Divorce’s strategy is to ‘park ego at the door’. If we stop trying to ‘win’ but instead seek a solution that is fair to both sides, we make much smoother progress. The mindful practice of cooperative opposition can simultaneously resolve physical stress and social conflict by intentionally balancing opposite forces.
It might seem simple, but it takes conscious effort. We urgently need to make calm decisions at those times when being calm is most difficult—such as in the midst of emotional crisis. When stakes are highest we feel most triggered to attack. For the sake of our children, our wealth, and our personal well-being, we need to work past negative emotions and put ego in its place. Only then will we find lasting peace and amicable resolutions.