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.
I had big life questions coming into the class. At the end, I felt like 3/4 of my questions were answered.
5 out of 5 stars. Extremely helpful!
…I left with an open mind, open heart and a full toolbox. Thank you!
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.
I feel like a curse has been lifted from my life.
This class is so practical and I have been using things I’ve learned with my wife.
Wonderful and powerful!
Wonderful tools for every aspect of our daily lives.
While I came for the professional skills, I’m seeing big changes to my personal life as well.
I’m very grateful for these teachings to help me through some hard situations in my life.
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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