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Mediation vs Meditation: What’s the Difference?

By 14th December 2021 No Comments

How many times have we heard or seen “Mediation” mistaken with “Meditation” at Crowther Mediation. If even a prominent Family Law practice can make the mistake on their website, what chance is there for the rest of us?

What is the difference between Mediation and Meditation? 

The difference between Mediation and Mediation is simple: Mediation is defined as “intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it. Whereas Meditation is defined as “to focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.”

So why do people think that we sit in the Lotus position contemplating the transcendental importance of the universe? Agreed that the spelling would bend the heads of even the most ardent of Wordle players, but come on – it’s not that hard to see the difference!

What is the purpose of Mediation?

Mediation is a process which allows those in dispute to engage with one another to find a solution, without the need for court intervention. Mediation provides a far more cost- effective means of resolving disputes over a significantly shorter period of time than court proceedings, allowing families to move on with new beginnings and businesses to return to business. At Crowther Mediation, you can be assured that your experienced mediator will help you navigate through difficult issues to make arrangements for your future.

No bells. No candles. No chanting.

To learn more, visit our Mediation services page or contact us now to see how we can help.