New book reveals Revolutionary Technique for Conflict Resolution

Shoto-Chi founder Robert J. Norton releases realistic guide to resolving day to day conflicts

Pickering, ON, August 30, 2014 – Drawing perspective from many years of experience in the field of martial arts and conflict management, Shoto-Chi founder and first time author Robert J. Norton bares revolutionary insights about the nature of conflict and its underlying psychology — explored in detail in his debut nonfiction title “Pine-Wave Energy”(published by Trafford Publishing). He introduces dynamic techniques in conflict resolution that have further applications in both personal and professional aspects of living.

In “Pine-Wave Energy,” Norton takes a rounded perspective that not only deals with understanding one’s own personal emotions and perception, but also continues through to protecting one’s personal space from a perceived or actual physical threat. It is a tool to understanding perception within conflict, how emotions become the catalyst for conflict, communication styles and personality types. It also shares effective techniques regarding verbal and non-verbal communication inclusive of the systematically developed QSC strategy. Furthermore, it introduces the basics of the dynamic technique known as the Fence. This technique has been developed over many years of studying human behavioral patterns by the Shoto-Chi’s founder. This technique integrates NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) to assist in the control of one’s personal space.

“The rounded nature of the book offers a fresh perspective on all things about conflict and provides effective strategies for both personal and professional environments,” Norton says. Through his writing, the author hopes to create a positive impact in many lives, both in the individual and organizational levels.

Pine-Wave Energy: A Guide to Conflict Resolution by Robert J. Norton Ph.D.

Trade Paper ISBN: 978-1-49074-022-5
$10.77; 150 pp.
Hard Cover ISBN: 978-1-49074-023-2
$20.77; 150 pp.
E-book ISBN: 978-1-49074-024-9
$3.99; 119 pp.

Release Date: June 29, 2014
Available through: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

“Calmness is paramount and one of the most usable skills in almost all aspects of life. It doesn’t matter if you are entering conflict or climbing a mountain. Calmness helps us to focus. It allows us to digest information and objectively make a decision. When in conflict with another, calmness provides us structure. It provides us the key skill to attempt to resolve. It allows us to think and to evaluate the conflict, the environment, and the potential impact our actions will have on the conflict.”

“I have yet to come across a book that covers so many areas within conflict as this does. The insight into perception and especially calmness helped me tremendously as a teacher.”

“One of the best books I have ever read on the topic of verbal conflict and resolution. I recommend it to everyone, regardless of their occupation or qualifications.” – Chris Roberts

About The Author:
Robert J. Norton is the founder of a unique art specializing in the realistic approach to conflict resolution through the understanding of human behavior. This art is called Shoto-Chi. After founding his art over 24 years ago he has continuously evolved his art by learning more about conflict resolution and especially human behavior within conflict. As result he has now put his extensive research and principles into this book. Rob and his family currently reside in Canada. Visit Rob’s website at for more information.

Pine-Wave Energy: A Guide to Conflict Resolution is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Trafford Publishing.

Robert J. Norton Ph.D.
Norton Arts
Pickering, ON

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents The Story Behind the Story at Hofstra University

Three Long Island Authors will talk about their influences in writing their books.

Hempstead, NY, USA (September 8, 2014) — Three members of LIAWS (Long Island Authors and Writers Society) will take to the stage at Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater and deliver their story about what led them to write their respective books. It takes place on Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:00 PM and is part of the organization’s ongoing workshops on the craft of writing that take place throughout Long Island. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli , and Tom Gahan are the presenters for Long Island Authors and Writers Society’s inaugural Story Behind the Story presentation.

Mary Beth Czubay shares the story of what inspired her to write her book, Easy Out On Third-Raising A Child With Special Needs. She will take the audience on an uplifting and inspirational journey of what it is like to try to live an ordinary life while facing extraordinary circumstances on a daily basis and overcoming obstacles.

Yvonne Capitelli envisioned writing children’s books while growing up on Long Island, NY. She achieved her dream, wrote Daria Rose and the Day She Chose, and became a ten-time award winning children’s author. She was inspired by her daughter to start writing positive character building books that motivate children to make good choices, be determined, and take control of their own happiness. Capitelli is also a children’s motivational speaker.

Notable eastern Long Island resident Tom Gahan is the author of Harmony Bay, a well-received novel that became required reading at several high-schools. His premiere novel earned him a place on an international list of authors — “Writers You Should Get to Know.” He has worked as a journalist and freelance writer. Gahan will talk about the many influences and characters from around Long Island that inspired him to write Harmony Bay.

“Hofstra University’s Department of English ( offers undergraduate concentrations in English and American literature, creative writing, and publishing. It also offers an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature, as well as a Summer Writers Program that just completed its 40th year, says Ginny Greenberg, Public Relations Director at Hofstra. “Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings series (, started in 2004, brings award-winning writers across the genres to campus to engage students in intimate writing workshops and readings.”

Hofstra students and the general public are welcome to come and hear The Story Behind the Story. It is an interesting and entertaining evening that offers the stories of three local authors and what motivated them to write their books. Admission is free. It all takes place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, 1st floor on the south side of the campus. Driving directions can be found at

For more about Long Island and Writers Society, please visit LIAWS is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization.

What: The Story Behind the Story
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 PM
Where: Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Who: Long Island Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli, Tom Gahan
Why: Learn the stories of three Long Island authors and what motivated them to write their books
Admission: Free

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan