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Workshop to teach brain science behind mediation

A workshop offering mediators the chance to gain an edge against their counterparts through the neuroscience of self-regulation is slated to run three times this fall.

The New Mediator: The Neuroscience of self-regulation will be presented by Boutet Family Law, with firm founder, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet, teaching the workshop alongside Dr. Linda Page.

The course, which counts toward professionalism credits, aims to teach mediators how to understand the brain science behind what throws people off balance and the impact on everybody in the mediating process - especially clients; recognize and be able to maintain the integrity of the process and not be derailed by high emotions; and develop emotional self-regulation skills and negotiating strategies to best meet their professional obligations.

“The new standard of practice requires us to do whatever it takes to acquire the tools that will enable us to remain in control of our emotions - even if our counterpart does not,” says Boutet.

The workshop is being offered Sept. 19, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alder Centre for Learning, 890 Yonge St., on the ninth floor.

To learn more about the program, click here.

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