5-week Interactive Video Course – Apr 1, 2016

5-week Interactive Video Course – Apr 1, 2016

If you’ve studied the book and want to go deeper with a cohort of other students, or if you’re new to the material and want to learn this unique approach directly from Susan Chapman, register below via Shambhala Online — home to online classes on mindfulness meditation, contemplative arts and the art of living.

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Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it’s between spouses, family members, friends or co-workers. Mindfulness—the practice of nonjudgmental awareness—can help us communicate more effectively and meaningfully with others in our personal and professional lives.

In this recorded course, author and Buddhist teacher Susan Chapman explains how the practice of mindfulness awareness can change the way we speak and listen, enhance our relationships, and help us achieve our goals. She teams with Mindful Communication teacher Greg Heffron to guide participants through the material and engage in exercises and reflections.

You’ll learn five key elements of mindful communication—silence, mirroring, encouraging, discerning and responding—that make it possible for us to listen more deeply to others and to develop greater clarity and confidence about how to respond. Other topics include:

  • identifying your communication patterns and habits;
  • uncovering the hidden fears that often sabotage communication;
  • staying open in the midst of difficult conversations so that we can respond wisely and skillfully;
  • and learning how mindful communication can help us to become more truthful, compassionate, and flexible in our relationships.
This course is meant to be completed over five weeks. You’ll have an eight-week window to accommodate any life disruptions.
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Senior Mindful Communication Instructor Gregory Heffron MFA owns and manages Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg teaches Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness primarily in North America and Europe. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.