Airing Grievance Privately in Mediation

Have you ever complained about a person, group, or business? Or heard through the grapevine that another spoke ill of you? How does it feel to know someone else has the inside scoop on your personal conflict?

When we start sharing our disputes outside the individuals or groups of people involved, conflict may take on a life of its own. Sometimes people involved in the dispute may no longer talk. In certain scenarios, dialogue may only occur through attorneys. Communication breakdowns happen in business matters, family relationships, organizational challenges, real estate transactions, eldercare planning and other times of disagreement. Lacking the ability to converse constructively, folks may begin airing personal grievances very publicly. 

Long-term consequences may not even be considered when taking action to address conflict. However, the personal satisfaction of mudslinging wears off rather quickly when people hear their worst moments discussed formally and publicly. 

Would you like to feel better about how you handle conflict? Your future self may greatly appreciate the choices you make today. 

Mediation allows you to air your grievances privately and clarify needs, consider options, and create ideas for conflict resolution in a confidential setting. A mediator, trained in facilitating constructive conversations and alternative dispute resolution, may also help you save time, money, and emotional energy. 

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Most widely known as Lonzo's human, mediator, speaker, and author Sherry Ann Bruckner works with leaders and organizations to create peace, resolve conflict, and transform visions into results.

From her twenty-plus years' experience practicing civil and family law, and her own personal experiences with silence and violence, Sherry Ann understands how much inner peace impacts outer peace. A graduate of Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law, she also studied conflict resolution at Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Sherry serves as a neutral on matters ranging from bias and employment discrimination to marriage dissolution and caring for aging parents. A speaker and trainer on the global stage, Sherry gives you and your audience practical skills and the confidence to use embrace your personal power to create peace. Through helping thousands of people navigate their way through conflict, and finding her own way to inner peace, she shares the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

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Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.