Zen teacher and integral darling Diane Hamilton has been vigorously promoting her new book, Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala, 2013). Here is the publisher's ad copy for the book:
Using mindfulness to work with and resolve the inevitable interpersonal conflicts that arise in all areas of life.In the video below, Hamilton stopped by Google to give a Google Talk.
Conflict is going to be part of your life—as long as you have relationships, hold down a job, or have dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in a way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned mediator Diane Hamilton provides the skill set you need to engage conflict with wisdom and compassion, and even—sometimes—to be grateful for it. She teaches how to:
• Cultivate the mirror-like quality of attention as your base
• Identify the three personal conflict styles and determine which one you fall into
• Recognize the three fundamental perspectives in any conflict situation and learn to inhabit each of them
• Turn conflicts in families, at work, and in every kind of interpersonal relationship into win-win situations
Published on Jun 13, 2014
Learn how to deal with conflicts more skillfully from state supreme court mediator and Zen master Diane Hamilton. Ignoring conflicts usually won't make them go away, but if you approach them consciously, you can navigate conflicts in ways that not only honors everyone involved but also makes them a source of deep insight as well. Diane will show you how to engage conflict with wisdom and compassion by:
- Cultivating the mirror-like quality of attention as your baseReduce stress in your life by learning these techniques and transform the way you handle conflicts in your life.
- Identifying three personal conflict styles and determine which ones you fall into
- Recognizing the three fundamental perspectives in any conflict situation
- Turning conflicts in families, at work, and in every kind of interpersonal situation into win-win situations