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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Liz Merrill

Executive Contributor

Owner of Open Space Mediation

Liz Merrill

Owner of Open Space Mediation

Liz Merrill is a Mediator and a Divorce Coach with a specialization in High Conflict and Narcissistic relationships. She lectures regularly on high conflict divorce strategies and is a sought-after speaker and podcast guest. She also engages in regular pro bono work for families who are experiencing financial hardship and offers pro bono services through various nonprofits and the Colorado Court system. Her understanding of psychological and physiological reactions to trauma, conflict, and anxiety brings a holistic approach to her work with families caught in the High Conflict cycle. After her own litigious high-conflict divorce, she saw the need for a holistic approach to divorce mediation, which included non-violent communication skills, managing trauma, and an understanding of how personality traits and personality disorders create high conflict in a divorce. When she started working as a mediator for the courts, she discovered how badly equipped most divorce professionals are to manage the specific needs of people in high conflict relationships and how damaging it can be to the individuals and, most importantly, the children and family systems. Now she helps hundreds of people in crisis find workable solutions so they can reduce anxiety, save money, and move on with their lives.

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Why Is Hiring A Coach The Best Way For Men To Save Money During A Divorce?

There’s no getting around it: Divorce sucks. Divorce and separation can have a wide range of negative outcomes for everyone involved

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Gender-Based Violence In The Time Of Covid ‒ The Shadow Pandemic

Jane is an introverted woman she doesn’t like to make a fuss about herself or be in the limelight. She is a mother. A writer. A musician.

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Love Is Not Abusive ‒ A Social Media Campaign For Young People

Intimate partner violence alone affects more than 12 million people every year.

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5 Easy Ways To Reduce Conflict At Home Or Work

Written by: Liz Merrill, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because...

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Is Marriage A Bad Idea? Is Divorce Inevitable?

Written by: Liz Merrill, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because...

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What Makes Someone A Narcissist And Where Does The Term Come From, Anyway?

Written by: Liz Merrill, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because...

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Keys To Unpacking The High Conflict Personality

Written by: Liz Merrill, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because...

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Leaving a Narcissist? What a High Conflict Divorce Coach Is and Why You Need One

Written by: Liz Merrill, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because...

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Interview With Liz Merill — Mediator And Divorce Coach

Liz Merrill is a Mediator and a Divorce Coach with a specialization in High Conflict and Narcissistic relationships. She lectures...

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5 Tactics Narcissists Use In Divorce Court

Written by: Liz Merrill, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because...

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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

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