A Mindful Approach to Divorce Mediation
Mindfulness Techniques to Reach an Equitable Outcome
A Mindful Mediation, LLC offers an empowering, efficient and effective path to divorce through a constructive, transparent and forward-looking mediation process.
You may be experiencing fear, anxiety, anger, grief and other difficult emotions as you begin the steps toward divorce. Using proven successful mindfulness techniques, the Mindful Mediation approach*, under the direction of your professionally trained mediator, Heidi Neuberg, MS, LPC, is designed to decrease the negative emotions and conflict that often dominate the divorce process.
If your goal is to reduce the time, expense and conflict most often experienced through a litigated divorce by trial, we offer you an alternative approach using Divorce Mediation. The Mindful Mediation process will help you create a reasonable and equitable nonbinding Memorandum of Understanding, reflecting the choices and decisions of the divorcing parties.
A Mindful Mediation, LLC uses mindfulness skills to separate the people from the problems that led them to the decision to divorce. Your Mediator is trained to see past the stories and emotions and to focus on your interests, not positions. A Mindfulness approach allows each person to participate as their best selves while your Mediator remains neutral.
Instead of getting caught up in “she said / he said” drama-filled stories, personality clashes, and the irreconcilable differences that may have led to your decision to divorce, Heidi Neuberg puts her experience and training to work helping couples move past these problems. Heidi will encourage and coach you to redirect your energy and attention whenever needed to productive problem solving and solution-focused negotiation.
Heidi will help you to identify your shared concerns and goals and to use them as a touchstone while you work together. As issues arise, as they will, Heidi will look for opportunities to resolve conflict using creative problem-solving techniques. Under her guidance, you can bring these issues to their peaceful resolution and keep the process moving forward.
Using these tools will help you to contemplate the decisions that will shape your future and will enable both parties to complete the Divorce Mediation process confident and prepared for settlement.
Divorce Mediation services are provided in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, empathy and acknowledgement that you are the expert when it comes to being ready to make changes to improve the quality of your life.
*Your Mindful Mediator, Heidi Neuberg, MS, LPC, LRC, uses an approach to Mediation developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project called Principled Negotiation (Harvard University Law School, 1983) and is also detailed in the widely read and respected book Getting to Yes, Second Edition (Fisher, Ury, & Patton, 2011).