Ripples from Peace Lake: Essays for Mediators and Peacemakers is a collection of short essay designed to inspire, teach and enlighten mediators, peacemakers and anyone involved in conflict resolution. Essays include trust building, apology and forgiveness, the art of mediation, private caucus techniques, patience and a variety of topics intended to improve the skills of mediators and conflict resolution professionals. The book may also be used as a primary or secondary textbook for classes on mediation or conflict resolution. Ripples will evoke the passion of people who work in the field of conflict resolution and is the perfect gift for those who work in any form of peacemaking.
Ripples from Peace Lake is a message of love and hope to all of us, from one of us. This is a book about art, jazz musicians, bartenders and chefs. It is practical and it is thought provoking. Transparent and honest. Magical and sobering. Read beneath the surface and you will re-discover qualities in yourself and in the power of the mediation process that will make your next case your best work to date.
-Tracy Allen, Co-chair of the Mediation Section of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the President-Elect of the International Academy of Mediators.
Ripples from Peace Lake, Eric Galton's new book, is a must-read for any practicing mediator. Galton explores nuts and bolts issues of mediation practice in an enlightening, entertaining and thoughtful way. Perhaps even more important, he exposes the heart and soul of the mediation process.
-Lela Love, Professor of Law and the Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution and the Cardozo Mediation Clinic, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.