While I came for the professional skills, I’m seeing big changes to my personal life as well.
During guided meditation, I felt my senses were more awake than ever. The whole experience opened and touched me.
I could see in action how the Five Keys [material] offered so such practical wisdom that almost immediately enhanced my relationship with my children and partner and friends and family.
Wonderful and powerful!
The material was so rich with things we can take back to our lives and practice…
This alleviates many of my free floating fears and anxieties. It brings me a sense of peace and rightness.
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.
5 of 5 stars. Concrete. Hands on. Clear explanations. Great exercises.
This class is so practical and I have been using things I’ve learned with my wife.
5 out of 5 stars. Extremely helpful!
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.
Free 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 the free video click here.
Featured Upcoming Programs
You can see our full program list here.
Green Zone Institute programs 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.
Greg Heffron: What is Mindful Communication?
Greg Heffron explains the Traffic Light metaphor
Core Principles of Mindful Heart Training