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In Chaos I Trust
“This is a very interesting time. A free fall into the future. The old models aren’t working, the new have not yet arrived. In fact it’s we who are even now shaping the new. We are the ancestors of the age to come.”
From my one woman show, In Chaos I Trust, which was featured at Toronto’s Soulo Theatre Festival in 2016.
You might think the difficulty of a mediation derives from the complexity of the issues in dispute. But I’ve found that the emotional intelligence of the parties and their ability to create psychological safety are the most important factors.
Self awareness, empathy and self management are the foundation. But self management isn’t just about repressing the negative. It’s about being able to skillfully express a whole range of emotions. The ability to express our emotions in a nuanced, skillful way is what builds trust, penetrates defensive shields, creates authentic connection.
The arts have a lot to teach us about skillful emotional expression.