Meditation

Home Meditation
We offer family and elder care mediation services

What is mediation?

Mediation is a way for people who are having a dispute to talk about their issues and concerns and to make decisions about the dispute with the help of another person (called a mediator). A mediator is not allowed to decide who is right or wrong or to tell you how to resolve your dispute.  In mediation, you can try to find solutions that make sense to you and the other person in the dispute to resolve some or all of your concerns.

While the goal is to try to work something out, you may decide it would be better for you not to come to an agreement. Sometimes emotions may be driving the dispute which can make talking to the person or party with whom you are in a dispute difficult.  A mediator can assist you in easing the way for communication. The mediator is there as a neutral person to help you focus on solving your dispute; however, the mediator is prohibited from providing therapy, counseling or legal advice.

What happens if I don’t come to any agreement in mediation?

Mediation is used by the courts; additionally there are state and local agencies as well as individuals and corporations which use mediation.  When it is used by the court, it is called a “court-ordered mediation.”  If you are court ordered to mediation and you are unable to settle your differences, you will go back to court and the judge (or jury) will make a decision for you.

Sources: http://www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/alternative-dispute-resolution/mediation.stml

Elder care

Often families are unable to engage constructively, and resolve disagreements within the family behalf of aging loved ones.  Elder care mediation is a process where two or more parties meet with an impartial mediator (or co-mediators) to resolve differences.  The mediator guides the parties, using techniques that foster effective communication.  The mediator does not impose or enforce any decisions.

All discussions are confidential.  The mediation becomes a “safe place” for difficult conversations.

As a neutral professional the mediator can assist families in creating a plan of care, that effectively resolves difference that help to prevent future conflict.

This voluntary process is significantly less expensive than litigation and can help to save countless hours of family discord.