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Everything Is Workable

Everything Is Workable

by Diane Musho Hamilton
A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution
"Life Changing Approach to Conflicts with Others" | "...the tastiest treat for your mind and heart!"


Everything Is Workable uses mindfulness to work with and resolve the inevitable interpersonal conflicts that arise in all areas of life.

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


Diane Hamilton
Author | Meditator | Mediator | Zen Teacher | Devoted to exceptional human relations; committed to transforming conflict into creativity

Derived from Diane’s LinkedIn Profile:

Diane Musho Hamilton is an exceptionally gifted mediator, master facilitator, author, and an authentic contemporary spiritual teacher for our time.

Diane has been a practitioner of meditation for almost 30 years. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk with her husband Michael Zimmerman, and received dharma transmission in 2006. Diane facilitates Big Mind Big Heart, a process developed to help elicit the insights of Zen in Western audiences. She has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute since 2004.

With extraordinary warmth, depth, and insight, she encourages us to consciously evolve beyond old and limited ideas of who we are so that we might discover our own unique expression of wisdom and of compassion in this time.

Diane is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala Publications) which applies mindfulness to work with and resolve the inevitable interpersonal conflicts that arise in all areas of life. Her newest book is The Zen of You And Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone (Shambhala Publications, March 2017) She is also featured in the book, The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women. (Wisdom Publications). 

She is well known as an innovator in conversations about culture, religion, race and gender relations. She has mediated a broad range of disputes and transactions including divorces, probate, employment, contracts, and multi-party negotiations. She works in a variety of settings including private industry, governmental agencies and non-profit and of course individuals.


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