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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mediation and Restorative Services - Helping Muskegon Resolve Issues

You know, I've been thinking lately that society has become very very polarized.  We are fed a constant stream of opinion, speculation and lopsided information that seems more and more to be about keeping you tuned in than actually telling a story.  We're losing our ability to remain neutral or see the other side of things because the nature of information anymore.  That being said, sometimes...a sincere scrape pops up and people have to turn for a hand in finding a way to solve the problem.
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How do you get to where you can talk it out?  Should you throw barbs on social media?  Yell over the fence?  Sue someone?  Well, there's a better way and Mediation and Restorative Services in Muskegon can help get you pointed in the right direction! They are even offering a free training seminar to those interested in learning the art of mediation and who would like to volunteer to serve as a mediator at the conclusion of the course.

You'll learn the skills it takes to maintain an environment between parties that's non threatening, learn how to ensure the participants come to a resolution themselves, guarantee confidentiality, maintain neutrality, and more.  In the process, you'll become a peace maker, improve your listening and communications skills, teach others that violence is not a solution and be part of a restorative community with your ability to help solve problems.

I was invited down to the Mediation and Restorative Services office on Clay Avenue in Muskegon by Sarah De La Rosa and Kate Kestloot-Scarbrough to talk a little about the seminar being offered and how you can take an active role in making Muskegon a place that get's along a little better by knowing how to handle situations and avoiding a Hatfiled's and McCoy's type mentality when it comes to resolving problems.  Take a listen to our chat below!

Imagine being part of the solution instead of sitting on the sidelines judging what others are going thru.  Think of the things you'll learn and how you can be better at your daily life by having the skills set of mediation.  Now, if it's something you're interested in pursuing, click on the image below and be taken directly to the Mediation and Restorative Services website!  These are life ling skills that will serve you in a multitude of ways and if you're willing to give back a little time as a mediator, it won't cost you a penny!

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