This site is about Collaborative Practice as an internal and external process, for the spouses and for the family of divorce. Conflict Resolution is a process, not a destination. It involves both the external discussions and negotiations … [Read More...]
Collaborative Practice | Arbitration & Mediation
The Art of Movement in Everyday Life All body movement is communication. Our bodies are constantly in motion, constantly communicating. Our bodies express a wealth of information about our attitudes, reactions, judgments and feelings, moment by … [Read More...]
Dr Allison Bell Blogs
Once again, we found ourselves at Terminal 4, in the evening hustle and bustle of international departures at JFK. Another year, and another trip our daughter was taking to study abroad, this time heading into a war-torn conflict zone. We began with a farewell dinner together, the three of us laughing and reminiscing while keeping […]
It’s a New Year, and the “Polar Vortex” is upon us all. Really. The entire country is submerged in Arctic air. It’s warmer in Antarctica than in Minnesota. It’s an upside-down world. Relationships, too, move from hot to cold, sometimes in a matter of moments. Communication fails, emotion erupts, we feel bruised and wounded and […]
The Neutral Facilitator helps the clients and Team identify options that best address BOTH clients’ interests and concerns.
The Neutral Collaborative Facilitator leads this meeting of the full team, clients and professionals, as we begin to explore what the clients’ actual concerns are in this dispute.
Moving from one mindset to an alternate mindset isn’t easy, even with Zen guidance or years of psychotherapy in your repertoire. It involves shifting awareness amidst the murky waters of emotion, and often doesn’t happen as fluidly as we imagine it will. I spend a lot of time talking with couples who have lost their […]
Keeping Fathers In By Allison Bell Psy.D. You’ve been walking around like a zombie with your heart blown out. You move about your days in a fog, wondering how your life spiraled out of control. The blow-out you feel comes from the news that you are getting divorced. In your despair you may stay at work later, avoiding the scene of your shattered hopes and dreams, filling the uncertain space … [Read More...]