High Conflict People – Who are they?

They have a psychological barrier against examining their own behavior, and therefore they don’t change their own behavior, even when it would help them. Instead, they defend their actions and personalities—and remain stuck repeating their self-defeating behavior.

Three High Conflict Mediation Techniques That Work!

©2017 Shawn D. Skillin, Esq. Some meditations are easy as pie and others are more like pulling teeth.  Here are three techniques that work when you feel more like a dentist than a mediator. 1.  Making Proposals: Teach your clients how to make proposals in a simple but structured process.  Stick to the structure, after […]

Civility and the Surge Protector

“Maybe we don’t need relationships anymore. Maybe we can say and do anything we want with other people – in other words incivility has no cost and is easier than putting a surge protector on ourselves.”