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.
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.