Key Mediation Skills – ‘Bringing it all together’ Skills, Techniques & Strategies to enhance your mediation/coaching practice (FULLY BOOKED)

Presented by Brian O'Connell. Mind Coaching Solutions. From Wed 24 Feb 2021 to Wed 31 Mar 2021

15 CPD Points


                  Key Mediation Skills – ‘Bringing it all together’

Skills, Techniques & Strategies to enhance your mediation/coaching practice  

As mediators we develop a unique approach based on our own training, experience and personal qualities. Over this online workshop series, you will identify your key strengths and capabilities providing a sharper focus to your mediation practice. You will gain new insights and the opportunity to reflect on and practice the key skills required during the mediation process. This online workshop series is experiential and interactive with plenty of opportunity for group discussion.


This is a series of 5 online interactive workshops with practical exercises, examples and group discussion.

Duration: Each workshop will take place online on Zoom from:  10.00am – 12.30pm  

Workshop1: Wednesday 24th February 2021 THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Mediation – An integrative process

We are all aware of the key processes in the mediation process. Going deeper you will get the opportunity on this workshop to explore the relative benefits and inter-related nature of different styles of mediation and coaching through topics such as:-

Is there an opportunity to transform the relationship between your clients?

Would a story-telling narrative help?

 Is there a need for your clients to problem solve?

 Can restorative justice help to repair and restore relationships?

Would the application of NLP and process work strengthen your mediation practice?


Workshop2: Tuesday 2nd March 2021

 Application of NLP skills in the mediation process

Neuro Linguistic Programming is a psychological approach to how we think, communicate and behave. In this workshop you will learn how to create rapport; challenge limiting beliefs and understand patterns of human behaviour during the mediation process. Regardless of your previous knowledge in this area you will gain a deeper understanding of practical ways to enable and empower your clients.


Workshop3: Wednesday 10th March 2021

Self-care, embodiment, triggers and process work

You will learn to recognise your own and others’ triggers through process work and experience how we hold conflict in our bodies. We will also examine our self-care practices and areas such as perspective taking and forgiveness.


Workshop4: Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Framing, Influence & Persuasion

 Pre-framing, framing and reframing are some of the most important skills available to mediators. In this workshop we will explore through group discussion and practice the different ways in which framing, influence and persuasion, when used ethically, can facilitate the mediation process. This is a skill that when developed can be used both in our personal and professional lives.


Workshop5:  Wednesday 31st March 2021

Bringing it all together’ – Learning Lab

In the final workshop we will bring everything covered on the course together through the use of mediation role play. You will also learn how to use a useful 6-step process in mediation. You can empower your clients to resolve conflict by creating rapport, eliciting information, labelling emotions, asking relevant questions, using loss aversion and challenging limiting beliefs. You will gain an understanding of these concepts and an opportunity to practice these skills.


Feedback from previous attendees:

'The course content was excellent, so interesting and opened up new possibilities for practice. Brian’s presentation skills - listening, commenting, explanation, handling of discussion etc. made today altogether an excellent learning experience'

'The workshop fully met my expectations’

‘It was an enjoyable course; I learned a great deal’


‘In particular, I wanted to let you know that your calm and open professional approach contributed considerably to putting participants at ease, thereby creating an environment online that was conducive to positive learning and to free expression. I think this is one of the reasons why the course was so successful, opening up safe and trusted space for people to reflect, interact, learn and grow under professional and experienced guidance’


‘Thanks so much Brian for a great series of workshops. I really enjoyed the group and the topics covered’


‘Enjoyable and refreshing – great topics’

‘Great mix of participants and I learnt lots from the role plays. Many thanks’

‘The handouts were useful and will add to my practice’


 Complete workshop series: €350: includes registration fee and course materials.

 15 CPD points

Places are limited to ensure transfer of key learning.

To book a place or for further information:

Please contact Brian O’Connell  mob.0863803610

Places are only guaranteed once payment is made

 Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 14 days in advance of the series  commencing will entail a 25% administration fee. Cancellations within 14 days of the series commencing are not subject to a refund.

About the Trainer

 Brian O’Connell has wide experience as an Advanced Mediation Practitioner, Conflict Management Coach, N.L.P. Master Practitioner, Mind Coach, Trainer, College Lecturer and Facilitator. He has integrated mediation skills with mind coaching, neuro linguistic programming & conflict management coaching to offer an effective and practical approach to enable mediators and coaches to enhance their professional practice.


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