Mentally Ill Gunman is Stopped — with Compassion

Mentally Ill Gunman is Stopped — with Compassion

In the era where many think armed gunmen can only be pacified by a “good guy with a gun,” there are notable examples where this is done just by staying in the “Green Light” of natural openness and compassion. Compassion doesn’t mean powerlessness. In fact, the opposite is true. The more we stay open, the more we can react with clarity to those around us.

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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.