The Solution is Mediation

Janet Miller Wiseman & The Negotiation Collaborative since 1979

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Coaching and Collaborative Law Coaching

Janet Miller Wiseman
The Negotiation Collaborative
Mediation, Negotiation, Clinical and Coaching Services

For Individuals, Couples, Executives, Families and Family Businesses
In Negotiation, Decision Making, Changing Directions

"Something is not quite as right as it could be."
"I am disappointed to be at this stage of my life without X,Y,X."

While mediation facilitates problem-solving , decision making and reaching resolutions or settlement, coaching is putting heads our heads together to help you move forward with clarity, reaching your vision for the future.

A Four Point Process to Gain Strategies

Coaching involves achieving cognitive and emotional awareness of how thoughts and emotions, grief, anger and anxiety ambush decision making. Whether it is assistance with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), difficulties, with assertiveness, career or relationship issues, clients are helped with communication, forgiveness, negotiation skills and tools to reduce stress and break impasses. They gain strategies to move forward in a positive way and to regain a sense of personal power. Clients undergo a four point process:

1) Identify what got them here
2) Explore all opportunities and options
3) Identify resources, as well as obstacles
4) Develop tools and strategies

How Coaching and Therapy Differ

The difference between therapy and coaching are that there are no "diagnoses" or mental health issues or mediation required but there is a desire to strengthen, heal and move into the future in a positive way.

Janet's Expertise in Coaching

Janet Miller Wiseman has been coaching clients in decision-making since 1979 when she invented "Mediation Therapy: Short-Term Decision Making for Couples in Crisis", since 1980 when she began studying negotiation through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University and when she studied Solution-Focused Therapy with Susan Tohn and Margot Fangor.

Ms. Miller Wiseman designed "Mediation Therapy: Short-Term Decision Making For Couples and Families in Crisis", the hybrid mediation, psychotherapy, coaching intervention, when, in her work with Attorney John Fiske, he began referring divorce mediation clients to her who were not prepared to divorce,  for assistance in decision-making. The traditional marriage counseling and couples therapy approaches did not go far enough, and had inherent biases, which necessitated the creation of this new, state-of -the-art intervention.

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Training in Collaborative Law from MassCLC

In 2010 Ms. Miller Wiseman received the seventeen hour training in Collaborative Law Coaching offered by the MassCLC. The practice of Collaborative Law Process Negotiation is comprised of two clients or two parties, sitting together with their attorneys, under the same roof, accompanied by a "coach", a mental health professional who has interviewed them prior to their collaborative meetings. The "coach" facilitates discussions, including creative brainstorming, and option generation, helping parties reach fair, reasonable and efficient resolutions and settlements.

Janet Miller Wiseman provides Mediation and Counseling Services in the Boston area. She is an accomplished Divorce, Family and Business Mediator, and Individual/Couples/Family Psychotherapist. She has over 40 years of experience as an individual/couple/family psychotherapist and over well over 30 years of experience as a divorce mediator. Her office is located in Lexington, MA. and while she serves clients from all over Massachusetts, many of her clients are from Acton, Arlington, Burlington, Bedford, Concord, Gloucester, Framingham, Lincoln, Malden, Newton, Watertown, Wellesley, Winchester, Waltham, Woburn, Reading and Salem. Janet is also willing to travel to your location for training, presentations and workshops.