Author Diane Musho Hamilton Speaking on a Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution at Powell's Books on Hawthorne at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 20th.

Diane Hamilton, author of Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, is the featured author at Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Hamilton is an award winning mediator, master facilitator, and a Zen teacher.

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Diane Musho Hamilton

"Wonderfully engaging, perceptive, and wise" -- William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Diane Musho Hamilton, author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, is the featured author at Powell's Books on Hawthorne on Thursday, February 20. Hamilton is an award winning mediator, master facilitator, and a Zen teacher. She is well known for creatively combining skill in conflict mediation with the practice of meditation. The event is at 7:30 p.m. at Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon. For more information call (800) 878-7323.

Author Diane Musho Hamilton has thought and written about, taught, and practiced conflict resolution for twenty years. As a professional mediator, and the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, she is well known throughout Utah and nationally for working creatively with conflict and facilitating difficult conversations on culture, religion, race and gender relations.

Diane is a pioneer in the application of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory to the practice of mediation and facilitation. In 2012 she co-founded Integral Facilitator, the first developmentally based training program for facilitation mastery.

In her first book, Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala Publications), Diane Hamilton distills years of experience into a skill set for engaging and resolving conflict with wisdom and compassion.

Diane, who is a long-time practitioner of meditation, and a Zen priest says, “In spite of practicing meditation, mindfulness, or other spiritual disciplines, most people regularly experience conflict in their lives - and have to deal with it.” She suggests that for real success in relationships, everyone needs to develop conflict resolution skills and cultivate social intelligence through practice and awareness.

Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution is an exploration of conflict resolution as an evolving life and spiritual practice.

Everything Is Workable gives readers the tools they need for dynamic, vital, and effective relationships, both personal and professional. Diane Musho Hamilton draws on her years of experience as a professional mediator, Zen practitioner, and student of Ken Wilber’s Integral Philosophy to present a spiritual approach to conflict resolution, providing teachings along with practices and exercises that can be applied to any sort of relationship in which conflict is a factor.

Diane Musho Hamilton is the Executive Director and co-founder of Two Arrows Zen, a center for Zen study and practice in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah. Diane Hamilton and Associates offers mediation services, facilitation training and individual coaching. Diane leads telecourses, seminars and retreats in Salt Lake City and around the world, helping individuals and groups to develop skills for mature, dynamic, and creative relationships in the workplace, at home, and in communities.

Powells on Hawthorne is the largest used and new bookstore on Portland's east side. Located in a vibrant, diverse, and highly desirable neighborhood, Powell's on Hawthorne hosts lively and interesting author readings several times each week in its Tabor Room.