What does reflection look like for a mediator and why do it?
Thoughtful reflection is not the act of ruminating on or second-guessing your decisions in a particular exchange or mediation session. Instead, reflection involves stepping back from your experience in the mediation, trying to be objective, and seeing what you can take away from it. It may feel unfamiliar and uncomfortable at first. However, you will discover ways you can do better in your next mediation by examining what did or didn’t work in this one, and by discovering the assumptions or habits underlying your choices.