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Facing the Fear of your first Mediation meeting

Posted by Louisa on 11 May 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation , Video

Coming to your first mediation  meeting can be very scary as you don’t know what to expect and are often carrying a huge bag of emotions. In this video Louisa talks about the first meeting and what she does to try to make it as comfortable an experience as possible.  

I’m sure my ex won’t engage in mediation

Posted by Louisa on 09 May 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

A big theme in new enquiries to LKW Family Mediation recently has been the fear that the other person won’t engage in the family mediation process, or that they won’t engage with good grace.  We have honestly lost count of the number of times that we’ve been told the other person won’t come to a meeting only to have them… Read More »

Downloadable leaflet for family law practitioners

Posted by Louisa on 09 May 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

I was recently approached to prepare a leaflet to help family law professionals explain to clients what is involved in family mediation and what the benefits are.  This was such a good idea that it seemed worth sharing with other professionals.  The leaflet is only one side of A4 and it covers what happens in mediation, what the benefits are… Read More »

Giving Children a Voice

Posted by Louisa on 20 April 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation , Video

A far cry from the Victorian idea that children should be seen and not heard.  It is now accepted that children need to feel they’re being heard and this is especially important when their parents separate.  Louisa gives some tips in this video for ensuring that you hear your children’s voices during the separation.

Your Children and Your Separation

Posted by Louisa on 17 April 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

When you first separate from a partner it is natural and normal to feel emotional.  You are experiencing a significant life change.  In mediation we often see clients who are very emotional at their first meeting.  Sometimes your emotion may spill out as soon as you get into the room.  Other times you can keep a lid on your emotions… Read More »

Hit rock bottom?

Posted by Louisa on 20 March 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

In our family mediation sessions we see people in a range of places.  Sometimes people have started to come to terms with their separation, other times both parties have moved on by the time they come to sort things out.  Generally speaking it can often make matters easier to resolve where you have both moved at least a good way… Read More »

Where can you get extra support during a separation

Posted by Louisa on 20 March 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation , Video

In this video Louisa Whitney outlines some useful places to look for support in a separation.  Links to the resources found in the video can be found on our website by clicking here  The video covers help with understanding processes like the divorce or court processes as well as resources to help you manage your children’s feelings and emotions.  

The importance of making informed choices

Posted by Louisa on 07 February 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation , Video

When  you separate from a partner you can often faced tough decisions about what happens next.  In this video Louisa talks about the importance of making informed decisions about what happens next and what that looks like in practice.

What’s your relationship narrative?

Posted by Louisa on 12 January 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

We all have a narrative.  This is a personal story that we tell ourselves. It’s full of things that we think we do well and things we think we don’t do well.  It’s also a moral code of sorts and made up of things that we think it’s OK to do and things it’s not OK to do.   This… Read More »

Exciting new developments at LKW Family Mediation in 2018

Posted by Louisa on 05 January 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation , Video

Happy New Year!   In this latest video Louisa reflects on how difficult Christmas can be for couples who’ve separated, especially dealing with the first Christmas not being with your children for the entire period.  Louisa also talks about some exciting new developments coming to LKW Family Mediation in 2018.  Have a look here:

Happy New Year!

 

In this latest video Louisa reflects on how difficult Christmas can be for couples who’ve separated, especially dealing with the first Christmas not being with your children for the entire period.  Louisa also talks about some exciting new developments coming to LKW Family Mediation in 2018.  Have a look here:

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