Part 1 of this article ((2006) 9(3) ADR 44) provided some illustrations of the confusion surrounding approaches to mediation that describe themselves as ‘transformative’. It then focused on the premise, purpose and principles of the framework first described by Baruch Bush and Joseph Folger in The Promise of Mediation (1994) and since developed by them and colleagues associated with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. This approach I labelled Transformative Mediation, with an upper case beginning for each word, to distinguish it from other uses of the terms ‘transformation’ and ‘transformative’.
In Part 2 we move from theory to practice and look at the key interventions of Transformative Mediation (TM) that follow from the concepts discussed earlier.