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Powerful words that move, and shift and shape, and create in mediation

with David Mitchell

Thursday 29 September 2022 | 5.30pm – 6.30pm Adelaide Time | Online

A mediator’s word awareness and usage can be a significant factor in mediation

Words are powerful: they can be helpful/harmful, authentic/deceptive, revealing /concealing, concise/confusing .

Based on over 45 years of counselling, dispute resolution, and latterly, mediation, David Mitchell, will expound on the practical uses, psychology and neuroscience of words and listening skills and their impact within mediation and negotiation. Practical and interactive breakouts will enable registrants to learn and use such knowledge by the end of the presentation.

This presentation will enable any professional dealing/interacting with people to listen, intuitively understand, comprehend, cognitively empathise, and appropriately respond. This will enhance the communication-connection and create integrity, truthfulness and trust within any discourse.


Gain CPD points

Learn how to focus on the needs of others as expressed in their words

Enhance your listening and connective skills.

This session is also available face to face, please Click here to register to attend in-person.

About the presenters

David Mitchell

David spent 43 years as a GP in Integrative medicine dealing with chronic illness, caring for those who had fallen through the cracks in the pavement of mainstream medicine. He retired at 70 then earnt a master’s in health management (Uni New Engl.) and began mediating.
Throughout these careers, David has been counsellor, mentor , lecturer, presenter, and author. He monthly contributes a researched and referenced article for RI Pulse ezine focussing on twin categories: The process of mediation and the personal development ( psychological, sociological, cultural) of a mediator. These articles and extensive references will be the foundations for an exclusive, online Mediator Learning Portal for Resolution Institute members at all levels of experience and competance. Completion is expected by end 2022.