Readers may recall a situation in real life or in a movie where things were getting out of control and someone in the middle of the chaos shouted to a bystander: ‘Don’t just stand there. Do something!’ Likewise, most mediators can probably recall feeling the pressure to ‘do something’ when parties seemed hopelessly deadlocked or interested mainly in personally attacking each other.
"'Don't just do something. Stand there!' - stillness in mediation practice,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: https://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol12/iss2/4