Transformative mediation embraces a different set of values from the regular approach to managing disputes

Transformative mediation embraces a different set of values from the facilitative approach, fostering growth and transforming human character, as opposed to the individualistic problem solving approaches enshrined in other models (Ardagh, A 1999). This focus on empowerment and the restoring of each parties sense of their own value and strength, and recognition or the evocation…

Skill-based empowerment, meaning that parties are empowered by improving their own conflict-resolution skills. 

Empowerment in the mediation context is referred to as increasing the skills of both sides to make better decisions for themselves and further, ‘the restoration to individuals of a sense of their own value and strength and their own capacity to handle life’s problems’ (Bush and Folger, 2004; pp 156). Empowerment occurs in transformative mediation when the opportunities arise…

Impact Therapy provides the mediator with ways to frame the facilitation and to encourage the parties to be active, thinking, seeing and experiencing

Adapted for use in mediation and dispute resolution, Impact Therapy provides the mediator with ways to frame the facilitation and to encourage the parties to be active, thinking, seeing and experiencing during each session, speeding up the process by introducing multisensory, motivational, and marketing and maps to the process. Developed by Ed Jacobs and Christine…

The ten hallmarks of Transformative Mediation

Here, Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph Folger presented a list of 10 hallmarks of transformative mediation that distinguish its practice from other forms of third-party intervention processes