Self-mediation is a skill that allows you to mediate your own disputes without the help of a third party. It will prepare you emotionally and practically for difficult scenarios, and may also settle some of the conflicts within you.

Step 1: Self-Empathy – understanding your own feelings and needs.

Step 2: See the conflict through the eyes of the other people involved.

Step 3: Brainstorming of possible strategies that could meet both your needs.

Step 4: Envisioning the best outcomes for the scenarios you anticipate facing.

Step 5: Role-play practice.

This process prepares you to be effective and focused, even in the hot seat.