End of course quintessence

Tobias Volz posted 3 years ago, 1 Responses
I believe that the course much helped me to understand the concept of mindful mediation. Dealing with conflict regularly, understanding, and utilizing mindfulness in decision-making and the behavioral pattern is imperative. 
Every person has his/her own story. Upbringing, parents, geographical origin, ethnicity, religion, disasters, arguments, encounters, culture, unforeseeable events, health emergencies, childhood, and family shape a person. What one perceives as ‘Free Will’ is influenced by all those mentioned above, and more. Nevertheless, everyone has the choice to question one’s mind, get-to-know oneself. 
Nobody is perfect. People make mistakes; conflict is a natural part of life. However, learning from conflict, perceiving it as a chance for something good is mostly a choice. There is always a right side to unfortunate events, and conflicts can contribute to growth. 
Conflicts have their origin in different causes, such as unmet needs, resource conflicts, personal issues, unfair treatment, or the desire for good governance. Thereby, disputes can be diverse, including
-	Hot conflicts, characterized by emotions
-	Cold conflicts, characterized by rationality and
-	Mixed conflicts. 
Imbalance of power is, furthermore, an essential part of the conflict. While sources of power can be different and range from land, oil, military, natural resources, human resources, knowledge, or water, possible imbalances need to be identified and understood. 
Conflicts can take place within oneself, between people, between people and groups, between groups, and within groups. Every conflict is unique, and mediation efforts need to be tailored.
A mediator can use different tools and questions to enhance mindfulness among conflict parties, these include
-	Paraphrasing
-	Creating a rapport
-	Pacing and Leading and
-	Reframing.
Nevertheless, it is essential the highlight that applying these techniques requires practice and experience. While mimicking someone to enhance a relationship, increase comfort, and overcoming barriers, when done too obvious, opposite outcomes are possible. Generally, communication tools, understanding communication, and utilizing communication elements for effective and mindful mediation need to be mastered by everyone working in mediation and conflict resolution. 
I learned how mindful it could benefit resolving conflict. While today’s world is characterized by governments felling irrational decisions, preventable suffering of people, violent civil wars, but also daily small-scale disputes between people can be stopped. Creating a state of mindfulness, motivating reflection, an guiding through reflection processes through open questions are vital skills that can be found within everyone. 

Dear Tobias,

thank you for this time. I hope you are able to implement the content of the course to your private and professional life.

I learned a lot from you. Be the best version of yourself.

BR, Daniel