The Field of Grace in Restorative Mediations
How to get to this field when the parties in a mediation are embedded to their stories and to being right?
Through restorative mediations, we explore:
- the wrongdoing - no-blame/all-accountable – everyone had a role to play in the escalated conflict (no matter how small they may perceive this role to be)
- the right-doing - re-connecting to each other’s value and a willingness to see the larger inter-subjective context.
The process is emotional and requires great courage. But out of this emerges palpable relief and compassion - the field of grace.