Mediation is a highly evolved, effective alternative to the time, expense, and unsatisfactory results produced by adversarial litigation in the courts. I offer transformative mediation that aims to cultivate a mutual understanding of, and compassion for, differing viewpoints and interpretations of similar factual scenarios. Within this mutual, grounded understanding lies the seeds of optimal resolutions to challenging life situations. This process can produce results that positively transform lives of participants well after a dispute has been resolved.
My transformative mediation model arises from the premise that adversarial combat in courtrooms most often serves to cement egoic notions of “right” and “wrong” in ways that exacerbate defensive reactions and effectively block the formation of optimal solutions. My approach incorporates mindfulness exercises and training to help participants move beyond learned conditioning and habitual reactions and establish a heightened sense of connection to present-moment experience. In so doing, participants realize a broadening of perspective and heightened access to creative solutions that truly serve the needs of all involved.
In these ways, I view your current “dispute” as a valuable, unique opportunity to move beyond notions of what you may have previously considered possible.
Mediation presents perhaps the last, best opportunity for participants to work towards an optimal solution at the same time, in the same room, and not constrained by rules of evidence and procedure which, in a courtroom setting, prevent such an opportunity from arising.
The principles underlying my transformative mediation practice are equally applicable whether you are presently involved in an interpersonal dispute such as divorce, family law, personal injury, estate distribution, etc., or whether your dispute is of a more “commercial” nature involving a business disagreement. Regardless of the particular underlying subject matter, you now have the opportunity to unlock doors that traditional courtroom litigation would have completely overlooked.
I am a court-approved mediator on the Mediation Panel of the Alameda County Superior Court. I offer the only online mediation service based on the principles of holistic law. Mediation sessions can also be scheduled in-person usually taking place at Impact Hub in Oakland, California. My online mediation sessions are provided through Google Hangouts, Skype, or other secure video conferencing platforms.
My rate for live, in-office mediation services is $1,000.00 for up to three hours, paid in advance. My rate for online mediation services is $250.00/hour with advance payment of $500.00 required.
For a free initial case evaluation to determine whether your situation is appropriate for mediation, please complete and submit the confidential questionnaire on the right, or give me a call at (415) 508-6263.