Mediation is about clarifying and uniting. It explores the roots of a conflict and explores the potential for shaping the future creatively.
I offer mediation to individuals, groups and institutions and am inspired and convinced by the guiding principle of mediation that “solutions that are worked towards independently are more long-lasting.”
I guide and structure conflict conversations with empathy and in the interests of all parties involved.
My professionalism is characterised by an ability to be sympathetic while maintaining a clear overview, by openness and flexibility, by the fact that I maintain a balanced relationship regarding proximity and distance to the involved parties and that in stagnant situations I have the skills to explore and “translate” to all parties what they need and where their resources lie, using constructive communication techniques.
Verena Ries trained with Lisa Hinrichsen and Dr. Hanna Milling at ASH Berlin in 2014/15 at ASH Berlin
Since February 2015, she has volunteered with ZOFF OFF, a local mediation project in Kreuzberg, Berlin.