Category Archives for Conflict Resolution

Ho’oponopono and Radical Responsibility

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian form of mediation, designed to repair conflict and damaged relationships through confession and forgiveness. More recently, it has developed into a New Age spiritual practice, based on the concept that we can find internal peace when we take 100% responsibility for everyone’s actions, not just our own. In ho’oponopono, the […]

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Do you play a Zero Sum Game?

One of the things I dislike most about the adversarial nature of most legal interactions is that people’s real interests – the thing they most want to get out of the situation – is very rarely on the table for discussion. In fact, even the parties to the dispute may not fully understand what they […]

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