For some of us it may be difficult to act appropriately.
Lived esteem gives us the courage to help in ways that we are able during these difficult moments.
When we integrate esteem into our daily life we’re already used to living respect.
We already know how important it is to take care of other people and how much our solidarity encourages them.
With esteem we don’t look away when people are in distress.
A Helping Hand, Mediation with Nonviolent Communication
- Author: Liv Larsson
- Publisher: Friare Liv Konsult (February 1, 2011)
- 258 pages
IS IT POSSIBLE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE SOLVE THEIR CONFLICTS WITHOUT GETTING SUCKED IN YOURSELF? YES! And there is a specific set of skills which makes it much more likely that your efforts will be successful. This book, step by step, teaches you how to become an effective mediator. Add practice, practice, practice (and some self-reflection), and you will soon celebrate your first successes in helping people to connect, whether you are a parent, teacher, business manager, counselor or peace worker. Apart from that, you will get a good foundation in Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC), on which this very down-to-earth approach to mediation is based upon, and lots of answers to practical questions. Take the chance to learn mediation from Liv Larsson, an experienced trainer who has taught peacemakers in violent conflicts in Thailand and Sri Lanka (and to many others in Western countries) and who applies the very same skills to solve conflicts in her family!
I’ve only read the first 100 pages, but it’s riveting so far 🙂 I can tell it will come in very handy in my mediation work.
This shift, from “solving” the presenting “problem” to focusing on the relationship I believe is the next evolutionary step in the growth of the practice of mediation world-wide. This book is a “must read” for anyone who wants to be part of the future of mediation, and therefore, of world peace.
I am not a professional mediator, but use the skills I learned from Liv in many of my own relationships as well as whenever friends and loved ones need help connecting or even sometimes between people I don’t know. Liv’s book has been sort of a hands-on how-to book that’s helped me immensely when I’ve both gotten stuck, or wanted to deepen my skills and intentions.