We need to heal America because we are currently so divided. The good news is that healing is possible. This blog will offer tools and strategies that can help bring about our national healing.
For the last twenty years I’ve been working as a professional mediator, and I’ve worked with thousands of very angry, divided people.
In the process of dealing with all these tumultuous conflicts, I’ve discovered some amazing tools and strategies. Things that have proved extremely successful, almost miraculous. They really work!
For three years I served as a court mediator for the Los Angeles County Court Alternative Dispute Program. It’s the largest such program in the country, with 14,000 mediation cases a year.
In two of my three years with the County Court Program I received the Outstanding Case of the Year Award.
In addition, during my time with the court program, I served as an official mentor for students in the Masters Program in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Law School. U. S. News & World Report has named the Pepperdine University Law School Dispute Resolution Program the number one program in the country. They’ve held that number one ranking for the last twelve years.
So I’ve learned a great deal in the last few years about working with people in conflict.
The good news is that there are a few very simple things any of us can do to radically improve almost any difficult relationship. And these techniques and strategies work! And they work in a wide variety of radically different settings.
So I have created a new program, “Help Us Heal America,” beginning with this blog. I am broadening the scope of my peacemaking activities. I am now applying the techniques and understandings I have gained from my mediation profession to our current nation-wide American conflict.
I invite you to join with me. I believe it will be a grand adventure.
Help Us Heal America!