HR Daily Webinar – HR Tips To De-escalate Workplace Conflict

Caryn Cridland, Mindful Mediation’s Founder, presented a webinar for HR Daily: HR Tips To De-escalate Workplace Conflict on 5 December 2013.  

Not All Nurses Are Equal

In the week honouring nurses, Nurses Week 2014, I wish to thank all the nurses out there that care for patients around the world. Without them, a lot of sick people would suffer much more than they already do. This is a special week. It has me reflecting with pride on the achievement of my own mother, […]


Need A Workplace Mediator? What does a workplace mediator do? How do they do it? What are the benefits of using a workplace mediator? Workplace mediation is increasing in popularity in organisations. Many different types of organisations across a number of different industries and sectors are increasingly using workplace mediators to assist them with resolving […]

The Mediator, The Artist

When describing a mediator’s role to clients I often use the analogy of an artist. When the mediator first enters into a conflict, they are much like a painter. They begin with a blank canvas.   As they speak to each person involved in the conflict a coloured brush stroke appears.  With each person’s new […]

Leopards Can Change Their Spots!

There are many stories and even research out there that says change is difficult. Studies have found that even people diagnosed with a chronic illness do not make lifestyle changes despite coaching and advice. Smoking is another area where despite the warnings some people continue to smoke. The image to the right is a photograph […]

How You Can Build a Positive Workplace Culture

Creating a positive workplace culture is often considered expensive, time consuming, and a drain on company resources. It doesn’t have to be. It is a myth that all organisational cultures change slowly. Cultures change slowly when initiatives are ineffective, introduced slowly, or when staff loose trust and confidence in their leadership. Cultural change can happen […]

Who Is in Your Tribe?

Who Is in Your Tribe? Families are the most important part of life. They provide us with the best things in life – love, warmth, protection, understanding, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, friendship, fun, laughter, and togetherness. Families help us through tough times and laugh at our un-funny jokes (some times!) and make us laugh when we […]

Dignity and Acceptance

What does dignity mean to you? It’s not a word or feeling I come across much. I don’t think dignity is talked about much in everyday conversations. Certainly not those I am involved in. When I do hear about it, it is usually in the context of workplace training to combat bullying and harassment. A […]

Dear Nelson,

Dear Nelson, I am writing to you as I have heard of your passing. The tears I cried in hearing this news, was for you personally, to finally be free of your suffering, and also for all of humanity to have lost, in my view, the greatest human being who ever lived. Few human beings […]

Newcastle Mediation Conference – 9 May 2014

Caryn Cridland has been invited to speak at Newcastle Mediation Conference on 9 May 2014, alongside Terry O’Connell and Bill Hewitt.