(Oct 6-8) Green Zones: Creating Circles of Support in a Challenging World, Krakow

(Oct 6-8) Green Zones: Creating Circles of Support in a Challenging World, Krakow


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Often in life, we suffer alone. Fearing to make ourselves vulnerable, we hold onto misconceptions about ourselves, others and life itself. From this fear, we suppress and distort our behavior, our emotions and our thinking, hoping that nobody will notice our underlying anxiety. This workshop will focus on how to create “Circles of Support” to learn how sharing our vulnerability with a close group of friends/family can gradually uncover suppressed truths. Releasing these truths, they can become wisdom, turning weakness into strength. To do this, we need to work skillfully with others, learning a simple but useful set of guidelines so that vulnerability is protected and anxiety is allowed the support to open at a realistic pace.

Based on the work presented in Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman’s The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, this workshop will present the basics of Chapman’s Mindful Communication to newcomers, as well as deepening the understanding of those familiar with the approach.


Krakow, Poland


300 PLN (normalny)
280 PLN (czlonkowie Shambhali)
280/250 PLN (early birds)


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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