Dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of mediators, arbitrators and other ADR practitioners.

Resources For ADR Practitioners

Checklist

A checklist for mediators!

Helping mediators take care of themselves.

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Help

Collection of helpful resources

A handy summary.

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Origin Story

The origin of ADR Athletics

Learn about the inspiration for this website.

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Food & Health

Food Sensitivities and Your Health

by Dr. Jeannie Doig, HBSc, ND (Naturopathic Physician)

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Dr. Jeannie Doig, HBSc, ND (Naturopathic Physician)

"Do you ever wonder why you feel sluggish and lethargic after eating meals? Do you experience digestive difficulties such as bloating, flatulence and acid reflux, or have you been diagnosed with a digestive disorder? Do you experience a ‘foggy head’ sensation with difficulty concentrating?"

Inside Practice

Interview

with Cinnie Noble, C.Med, LL.M. (ADR)

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Cinnie Noble, C.Med, LL.M. (ADR)

Learn about how experienced Chartered Mediator Cinnie Noble keeps well, both in practice and beyond it, and what advice she has for fellow ADR practitioners.

Burnout

Beyond Kale and Pedicures: Can We Beat Burnout and Compassion Fatigue?

by Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed. CCC.

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Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed. CCC.

"Over time, even though I loved the work, the stories began to haunt me, and they would sometimes interfere with my ability to relate to my friends and family."

Inside Practice

Interview

with Jeanette Bicknell, C.Med

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Jeanette Bicknell, C.Med

Learn about how experienced Chartered Mediator Jeanette Bicknell handles the challenges of practice, work-life balance and keeps well.

Nourishment

The Very Hungry Mediator

by Mitchell Rose, C.Med

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Mitchell Rose, C.Med

"When I am mediating, I am ‘in the zone’ –just not in the dietary sense. So I forget about food temporarily. My stomach might growl, but I do not notice. Yet when I reach the end of the day and the participants have left – hopefully, with a settlement in hand – I finally note that I am hungry."

Emotional Resilience

The New 10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, MSW

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Brad Waters, MSW

"Resilient people understand that there is a separation between who they are at their core and the cause of their temporary suffering. A stressful or traumatic experience might play a part in their story, but it does not overtake their permanent identity."

Time & Emotion

Is Time Flying Bye For You?

by Joyce Odidison, MA. PCC. CTDP.

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Joyce Odidison, MA. PCC. CTDP.

"It seems that the notion of time flying by only occurs when you are happy, safe, contented or enjoying what you are doing and those you are with in a positive atmosphere."

Emotion

The Information and Gifts of Emotions

by Alison Whitmire, P.C.C.

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Alison Whitmire, P.C.C

"Emotions provide us with access to information that no other dimension of our experience provides. If we ignore or deny our emotions, we lose vital information that is essential for understanding and making meaning of our lives. Additionally, each emotion comes with a gift that provides us with what we need to maintain a healthy life and quality relationships."

Focusing on Wellness

Focusing on Wellness: A vital shift for improving our Health and Wellbeing

by Petra Platzer, PhD, PCC

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Petra Platzer, PhD, PCC

"Have you heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”? How many of us, or someone we know, have expressed feeling overworked with too many important commitments, reducing our sleep and increasing our stress?"

Inside Practice

Interview

with Marc Bhalla, C.Med

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Marc Bhalla, C.Med

Learn about how experienced Chartered Mediator Marc Bhalla dealt with health and wellness challenges in practice and how he takes care of himself when not mediating.

Mental Health Stigma

I'm Here For You

by Jason Dykstra, Q.Med

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by Jason Dykstra, Q.Med

"So if you’re struggling, have been thinking about getting help, or regularly work in high-stress situations (i.e. first responders, frontline healthcare, conflict professional, social services, etc.) know that you’ve got a supporter here."

Inside Practice

Interview

with Mitchell Rose, C.Med

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Mitchell Rose, C.Med

Learn about how experienced Chartered Mediator Mitchell Rose deals with the stresses of practice and the advice he has for fellow and aspiring mediators.

Grief

Some Things Cannot Be Fixed

by Jason Dykstra, Q.Med

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by Jason Dykstra, Q.Med

"Let’s be honest; some things are beyond our control. Regardless of how much effort we put in, how much strategy or tactics we employ, how much we desire to fix the situation, some things are completely, and utterly, outside of our control."

Managing Stress

What Mediators Can Learn from Navy Seals

by Dave Wakely, Q.Med

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Dave Wakely, Q.Med

"The US Navy SEALS are one of the most revered fighting forces in the world. As negotiators, there are few things we can take from professional warriors; as a mediator, there is even less, but the thing even the most devout pacifist can take from these special operators is how to deal with stress."

Self-Care

Mediators Focus on Everyone... Except Themselves!

by Marc Bhalla, C.Med

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Marc Bhalla, C.Med

"While thinking of others is a trait that many successful mediators share, reflection upon my experiences and those of colleagues has led me to wonder if mediators do enough to consider their own comfort in facilitating the process."

Lawyer Turned Mediator

The Mediation Migration

by Mitchell Rose, C.Med

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Mitchell Rose, C.Med

"[M]any lawyers dream they will awake one day reborn as free-floating mediator butterflies. They have left behind the cocoon of law practice to bring peace to the world."

Compassion Fatigue Quote

 

Colm Brannigan, C.Med

"I see that "compassion fatigue" seems to be a topic of conversation these days, I am not sure whether it is a real issue for most mediators. I am physically and mentally tired after mediations but in a positive way."

Schedule Management Quote

 

Marc Bhalla, C.Med

"Making use of an online availability calendar helped me stay on top of my schedule and made it easier for my clients to consider a broader spectrum of mediation dates."