A More Harmonious Style of Mediation

By: Laura Patten, Civil Court Mediation Intern

Mediation“The art of peacemaking is in and of itself harmonious. To that end, peacemaking requires the agreement of all parties or it will not be effective. The Navajo and Korean mediation processes are similar in that they aim to restore harmony and rebuild relationships that have been strained by conflict. They are traditional approaches that have deep cultural bases that do not depend on authority to maintain peace, but actually seek out mediation as a means of collaboration and self-preservation.”

There are many different types of mediation styles that our mediators at Northern Virginia Mediation Service use. Some cultures find it more comfortable to experience a mediation style that reflects their values and culture. Click here to learn more about Navajo and Korean styles of mediation process.