Green Zone Institute: training in mindfulness and communication for individuals, couples, families, businesses and organizations
All communication is a conversation. Our unique mindfulness-based training approach brings out our best — allowing us to be clear, compassionate, genuine and effective. Our courses and retreats are based on The Five Keys to Mindful Communication by author and mindfulness teacher Susan Gillis Chapman.
Senior Instructor Greg Heffron interviewed by Lydia Greyheart for the radio show Love, Sex and Everything Between
Greg describes the natural state of open communication, and how by suppressing our innate mindfulness, we end up closing down.
During guided meditation, I felt my senses were more awake than ever. The whole experience opened and touched me.
The sense of trust, kindness, discipline, open-heart, honesty, curiosity, generosity, support and joy that is present, makes doing “the work” incredibly potent, meaningful and beneficial.
This alleviates many of my free floating fears and anxieties. It brings me a sense of peace and rightness.
This class is so practical and I have been using things I’ve learned with my wife.
5 of 5 stars. Concrete. Hands on. Clear explanations. Great exercises.
Wonderful tools for every aspect of our daily lives.
The material was so rich with things we can take back to our lives and practice…
…I left with an open mind, open heart and a full toolbox. Thank you!
Excellent. 5 out of 5 stars. I found the atmosphere very supportive….The information was presented in an easy to understand manner.
…a very enriching experience!
utilize mindfulness meditation and the techniques of Contemplative Psychology and the Contemplative Arts. Mindful Communication goes beyond communication skill building. While learning new skills is important, if we don’t identify and relate to the emotional states we inhabit during challenging communication, following “correct” rules or patterns will still produce harmful and ineffective results. In contrast, if we learn to recognize and take advantage of our natural open state of mind (‘The Green Light’), communication can be genuine, fresh and lively. This allows for creative and unexpected solutions with connection and precision, honesty and care. Click to see our full list of programs.