Mediation / Supported Dialogue
CONFLICT IS NOT ONLY INEVITABLE, IT IS NATURAL AND IMPORTANT – IT SHOWS US WHERE WE NEED TO PUT OUR ATTENTION.
HOW CAN WE DO THAT WITH MAXIMUM SAFETY, TRUST, RESPECT AND INCLUSION?
CONFLICT – one of the most natural yet painful things we will experience.
What do we do when we find ourselves in conflict ? How do we respond ?
We are responding – whether it is to walk out of the room, turn and ‘battle it out’ or call for the support of a mediator. Do we like the results of the choices we are making ?
Are these choices contributing to a quality of connection that we are wanting? Or more pain and misunderstanding?
Imagine having the opportunity and support to hear and be heard to your satisfaction.
I began this work in 2005 and have used it in every aspect of my life. I have worked with a diverse range of people including work colleagues, community, family and house hold members, and receive feedback including : ‘Do it!, it can be hard work, but very important and revealing’.
I do not advise or apply pressure for parties to come to decisions. I have full trust in the inherent wisdom and longing to move forward with care that each of us has, especially given the opportunity to hear ourselves and each other.
The number of sessions needed varies depending on your specific circumstances.
It is my passion and conviction to work in this way. I believe as we move into the future we will be reaching higher levels of challenge and therefore a greater need to come together and creatively find new solutions to live and work sustainably, peacefully and productively. Solutions that tangibly reflect that everyone’s needs matter. This work is a powerful testament to what is possible.
One relationship at a time.
Contact Kate about how a supported dialogue might serve you.
See what others have said about working with me.
We could not have started this valuable work with out you and now, it has changed a lot about the way we communicate with each other – for the better!’ – Participant 2019
‘You helped us see where we were stuck and how to move through to address the real issues’ – participant 2019
‘Kate’s stamina and ability to continue hearing no matter how I express myself in our sessions is astounding. She doesn’t miss a beat. It is like I spew out my words and when she reflects back what she has heard, I have a deeper understanding of what is really important to me and can now express it myself. This is MY meaning, MY life, MY truth and she hears all this right through my pain and frustration. I have never been heard so fully and respectfully. She is a miner – for my heart of gold and the miracle is, now I am way more ready to hear others in this way and collaborate. Kate is specialising in human connection and what really matters – heart talk.
– Supported Dialogue participant 2016
“I would trust Kate with my own family if conflict arose” – Mukti Jarvis (formerly Linda Rysenbry) 2017. colleague www.everydaylove.com.au
Kate holds the space warmly and with grace and integrity to support heartfelt connection. As a result of our dialogue, I have noticed a real shift in our confidence and willingness to continue to talk respectfully between ourselves. I have trusted her to facilitate my own challenging family conversations, and would happily do so again.’ – Sue Armstrong PhD March 2018 ARMSTRONG MEDIATION: Supporting compassionate separation Mediator, FDRP, Collaborative Professional, Coach, Lawyer
“I really appreciated your role as intermediary and I guess I would say interpreter, when the messages or meaning wasn’t making it through to each other. It was good to slow everything down and try to find ways forward that suited us both when our needs appeared at odds” – Anon April 2017