(Oct 26-Nov 1, Vermont) The Mind of Communication: Discovering Peace in Our Relationships with Greg Heffron

(Oct 26-Nov 1, Vermont) The Mind of Communication: Discovering Peace in Our Relationships with Greg Heffron


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Greg Heffron will lead this five day “Deep Retreat,” facilitating participants to sink fully into the experience of making peace with themselves in the midst of challenging communication.

This program will include:

  • twenty lectures on Susan Gillis Chapman’s unique Mindful Communication teachings, and how to apply them in complex situations in daily life.
  • unique forms of mindfulness meditation focused on gaining familiarity with our communication patterns
  • interactive group and partner exercises
  • group discussions
  • journaling exercises
  • storytelling
  • and other methods to bring Mindful Communication into our lives

The aim of this program is not just to absorb the models and perspectives offered by Mindful Communication, but to get the material ‘out of our heads’ and into our hearts and bodies. In a deep retreat like this, we can help make these concepts and skills second nature, which habituates us to open further with others, to take proper care of ourselves when wounded by communication, and to work with ourselves skillfully to reflect deeply when we do shut down. All of this helps us understand the open nature of human communication. It is this open nature that can help turn difficult situations in our families, work environments and communities around, leading us towards greater agency, effectiveness and warmth.



Please click to register on Karme Choling Retreat Center’s website, which also offers a discounted rate for those in need. Note that this price does not cover accommodations. Karme Choling offers various accommodation levels, from private rooms to share dormitories.


Greg Heffron owns and manages Green Zone Institute (greenzonetalk.com). He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman, author of The Five Keys to Mindful Communication. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition 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 the fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg teaches 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.

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