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.
While I came for the professional skills, I’m seeing big changes to my personal life as well.
…a very enriching experience!
Wonderful tools for every aspect of our daily lives.
I’m very grateful for these teachings to help me through some hard situations in my life.
I want and need to explore my questions and communication and this has given me valuable tools for the journey…
Highly profound and practical tools.
This alleviates many of my free floating fears and anxieties. It brings me a sense of peace and rightness.
5 of 5 stars. Concrete. Hands on. Clear explanations. Great exercises.
5 out of 5 stars. Extremely helpful!
The material was so rich with things we can take back to our lives and practice…
Featured Online Video
1hr Introduction to Mindful Communication
In this 3min excerpt from this video teaching, Susan Gillis Chapman explains how even in an ongoing relationship, our natural affection for others has to appreciate the flow of coming together and coming apart. To see a free 15min excerpt from the class or purchase the 1hr video click here.
Featured Upcoming Programs
You can see our full program list here.
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.
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.
Core Principles of Mindful Heart Training