APFM Webinar Series

Bringing Unconscious or Inner Thinking into the Mediation Process to Create Understanding Between Parties

presented by Gerry O’Sullivan

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM Eastern (9:00-10:30 AM Pacific)

Non-Member Registration


Details Price Qty
Non Members - December 6 webinar $50.00 (USD)  


About the Webinar

Gerry O’Sullivan will deliver a brief overview of “The S Questions Model”, developed in her book: The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes, New Society Publishing, Canada.

She will then focus on one of the methods of questions that can lead to a paradigm shift in the thinking of parties, in particular, the “Journey of Inference Questions” which explores a person’s journey from their observations and interpretations through their resulting and linked actions/reactions.

This template of strategic mediation questions serves to make a party’s unconscious thinking process conscious and links their actions/non-actions to the interpretations and assumptions they made during a precipitating event. These questions introduce new insight to the parties and create understanding between them. They shift a party’s perspective from their old narrative towards a new and healthier narrative.

Theoretical motion-graphic presentation with examples and discussion, followed by a filmed roleplay that demonstrates the application of the theory to practice, and followed by a plenary discussion with questions and answers.

About the Presenter

Gerry O'Sullivan

Gerry O’Sullivan has over 35 years of experience in training and conflict resolution work. She has authored ‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’ published by New Society Publishing, Canada, 2018 and has developed In-Person and Online mediation training materials to accompany this book.

Prior to concentrating on advanced Mediation Training for asking powerful questions, Gerry delivered Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) accredited mediation training for many years and reached advanced level membership with that Institute (themii.ie). I hold a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education and have provided training and mediation services for industry, public and semi-state bodies, inter-agency groups, organisational and workplace settings and in the local development and community sector. Internationally, I have delivered In-Person training in Palestine, Cuba, Germany and the U.K., as well as online training to other international areas.

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Time and Place

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM Eastern (9:00-10:30 AM Pacific)


Free for APFM Members, $50 for Non-Members.

More Information about the Webinar

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