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New Ways for Families® Pre-Mediation Coaching Workbook: Digital Version

This New Ways for Families® Pre-Mediation Coaching Workbook is designed for parents to use with a coach (lawyers, counselors or mediators) in pre-mediation coaching before going to mediation.If you’re preparing for a mediation to solve any type of problem, one or two sessions with a coach before the mediation can help you stay calm, make reasonable proposals and make decisions that can last.

Your coach, using the Coaching Manual, can help you practice 4 Big Skills™ in advance that can help you accomplish these goals during the mediation process. Your coach can be your lawyer, a counselor, the mediator who is providing the mediation or a mediation staff person.This workbook was designed for parents dealing with separation and divorce using principles from the New Ways for Families® method. This model is particularly beneficial for potentially parents in high conflict situations who would benefit from learning the skills prior to mediation. Learning the skills prior to mediation should make for a more effective mediation process.

This is an online workbook--NOT a paper workbook that you'll receive in the mail.

After your purchase is complete, you will have immediate access to the workbook.

There are downloads throughout the online workbook - These are exercises that can be done to improve grasping of concepts. 


Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute in San Diego, California. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a Certified Family Law Specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a licensed clinical social worker therapist with twelve years’ experience.

He serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries.

He is the author or co-author of sixteen books and has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over 4.0 million views.

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