Each person is unique; each mediation is different from each other mediation. Even so, I start every mediation by meeting with each person separately and at that meeting I explain the essence of mediation.
This is one of the diagrams that I use.
The first line explains what mediation is and the second line explains what mediation is not. What I raise is that + differs on every dimension from v and that resolving agreed issues is an experience incomparable with the experience of accepting a pronouncement on a set of issues described by the law.