A practical companion to the much-acclaimed Transforming Conflict through Insight, Practising Insight Mediation is a book about how insight mediators do their work and why they do it that way. In the book, Cheryl A. Picard, co-founder of insight mediation, explains how the theory of cognition presented in Bernard Lonergan’s Insight can be used as the basis for a learning-centred approach to conflict resolution in which the parties involved improve their self-understandings and discover new and less threating patterns of interaction with each other through efforts to better their conflict relations.
Practising Insight Mediation features a wide range of valuable resources for any conflict practitioner, including in-depth descriptions of insight communication skills and strategies, a transcribed example mediation, sample documents, and a mediator’s self-assessment tool. The essential handbook for those interested in learning about and applying this fast-growing conflict resolution and mediation approach, the book also includes discussions of the latest research into the application of the insight approach to areas including policing, spirituality, and genocide prevention.
About the author
Dr. Cheryl A. Picard is an educator, mediator, trainor, and consultant specializing in the areas of conflict management and mediation. Since 1978, she has been promoting and developing mediation programs on the belief that if managed correctly, conflict can be healthy and productive as well as enhance relationships. Working with public and private sector groups, she has mediated many one-on-one, small, and large group conflicts. Dr. Picard teaches at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in the Department of Law.