Without doubt, litigation produces stress, both to the party and to the attorney representing the party. And mediation can be equally as stressful as it brings up all of the emotions imbedded in the dispute. Consequently, in attempting to resolve the matter at mediation, a party may start with two strikes against them: under stress and emotional!
A recent article in LiveScience entitled Why Stress Makes It Harder to Control Emotions by Rachael Rettner (senior writer) discusses a study that found that “… experiencing mild stress in everyday life may interfere with people’s ability to use strategies to control their emotions….” (Id.). The article notes that the study found that certain strategies often used to control emotions simply may not work during times of stress. That is, cognitive behavior therapy may not always work:
In the new study, 78 participants viewed pictures of snakes and spiders. Some pictures were paired with an electric shock, and participants eventually developed a fear of these pictures. (They reported more intense feelings of fear when viewing the pictures, and a skin conductance tested showed they were more physiological ------------------------------------- If you would like to receive this blog automatically by e mail each week, please click on one of the following plugins/services:
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