(Oct 27-29) The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, Ukraine

(Oct 27-29) The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, Ukraine

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The Five Keys to Mindful Communication are five tools to open up blocked communication and connect more skillfully with ourselves and others. Based on the book of the same name (by author and Buddhist teacher Susan Gillis Chapman), this weekend workshop will help participants exercise a unique mindfulness-based approach using short talks, dialogue exercises, and meditation practices which emphasize equally our bodies, our emotions and our minds. Participants will learn to identify natural openness within communication, and how to practice when communication breaks down—including when we feel a profound lack of confidence in ourselves and others, and when others seem very shut down.

Based on the principles of Contemplative Psychology, the Five Keys transform fear-based reactions into powerful opportunities for self discovery. Practicing these skills together brings resilience to our relationships and opens our capacity to accept ourselves and others as we are. This allows us to become more effective, more compassionate and more engaged.


Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine


Contact Olga Zhegar at olga.zhegar@gmail.com


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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