New Ways for Life™ is a method for learning 4 Big Skills that help young people age 12-17 develop life skills. This Instructor Guide is used by facilitators of any kind—teachers, youth group leaders, scout leaders, and others—in group or individual sessions with young people who work through the companionNew Ways for Life Student Journal. The seventh in the popular New Ways™ series, New Ways for Life is designed to give young people a sense of control in their world; to create calmness when emotions are running high; the ability to think from another perspective outside their own; and to moderate their own behavior. New Ways for Life™ is designed to reduce bullying in schools, social media bullying, friendship conflict, family conflict, violence at home & schools, and stress levels.The Instructor Guide helps adult leaders as they guide young people age 12-17 through the 4 Big Skills that help them through difficult relationships or stressful situations.
The Instructor Guide focuses on the four key skills help for a lifetime:
1) managing emotions
2) moderate behaviors
3) taking responsibility
4) flexible thinking.
Teaching these skills to young people will hep them manage life's stressful situations in a managed, flexible, and safe way.
About the Authors:
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator, and the co-founder and training director of the High Conflict Institute. 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 of experience. Currently he serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine UniversitySchool 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 3.5 million views. Bill lives in San Diego, California with his wife.
Susie Rayner is a mediator, co-parenting coach and founder of Mediate Negotiate, a family dispute resolution practice in Australia. Prior to becoming a dedicated family dispute resolution practitioner and family coach in 2018, she held positions in the corporate arena for 20 years. She also works in other areas of dispute resolution and volunteers with organizations that support people in crisis, particularly the fires of 2019-2020 in Australia. Susie lives in Mentone, Victoria, Australia with her husband and her two teenage boys.