Green Zone Institute is pleased to begin offering online, interactive classes with Susan Chapman, author of The Five Keys to Mindful Communication. Because Susan’s schedule is otherwise filled for 2013, these online classes will give exclusive access to her powerful and unique teaching style. See the list of upcoming classes below. Feel free to sign up, mark your calendar and share with friends and family. NOTE: these classes can be viewed as video recordings after the fact. Please purchase the class as if you’ll attend. You’ll receive a link to the recording as soon as the class is finished.

SUSAN CHAPMAN MA: from the Online Class “Yellow Light Reactions: A Case Of Mistaken Identity” 

GREG HEFFRON MFA: on Why Emotional Intelligence is Just as Relevant for Men as for Women

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Price: the price for each class is $20 US.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy a “Season Pass” to all our classes from June 2013 through Jan 2014

Price: $100 – nearly 40% off ($12.50/class instead of $20) 

Season Pass holders also have access to our Online Communities — usually only available to participants of our in-person workshops. (Prior classes can be viewed immediately as video recordings.)

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June 13th, 5pm (PST) – Yellow Light Reactions:  A Case Of Mistaken Identity

How Five Toxic Conversation Patterns Trigger Self Doubt

Online Class - Yellow Light Reactions: A Case of Mistaken IdentityThe Yellow Light represents our most vulnerable moments. It is when we feel shaky, shaken and lose touch with our fundamental confidence. From the point of view of Mindful Communication, this all happens because of small but crucial mistakes we make that have become ingrained as habits. These patterns often get triggered by encounters with “The Red Light” of reactivity. Come discover how Yellow Light fears are far from our enemy, and in fact are the key to reconnecting with our true confidence, intelligence and warmth (The Green Light).

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July 11, 5pm (PST) – The Four Seasons of Mindful Relationship:  Winter

Online Class - Four Seasons of Mindful Relationship Class 1Part 1 of 4 – “Making Friends with Aloneness:  The Foundation of Healthy Relationships”

  • Turning inward: uncover the underlying assumptions that program our reactions
  • Opening the mind: noticing these assumptions are only thoughts
  • Tender Heart: shifting from Isolation to Solitude, empty to full.
  • Awake Body: how energy shifts when we reconnect to our environment

Register for the whole “Four Seasons of Mindful Relationship” series for only $60 – a $20 savings over purchasing classes separately:




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Aug 22, 5pm (PST) – The Four Seasons of Mindful Relationship:  Spring

Part 2 of 4:  Boundaries and Barriers:  Discernment and Mindful Listening

Focus on Discernment:  “What is the difference between Green Light boundaries and Red Light Barriers?”

  • How ‘mindless heart’ patterns ignore the boundaries of reality.
  • How ‘heartless mind’ justifies barriers to ignore vulnerability.
  • Openness as clear seeing and appreciation.

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Sept 19, 5pm (PST) – The Four Seasons of Mindful Relationship:  Summer

Part 3 of 4:  Intimacy:  Building A Circle of Trust

When someone we’re in a relationship with experiences a loss of confidence (the Yellow Light) we can highlight his/her strength through the power of “encouragement.” This is “going for the gold” or finding the best in ourselves by discovering the best in others. This method allows someone to remember his/her Basic Goodness and helps “jump start” one’s basic intelligence and sensitivity. In this way, relationships can feed our mutual confidence and provide us strength. Acharya Chapman will explain how we know when to utilize encouragement (and when not to). The class will also look at the stuck habitual patterns that can arise in established relationships (enmeshment) and consider how we might release habits, while cultivating intimacy.

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CHANGE –> Oct 17, 5pm (PST)

– The Four Seasons of Mindful Relationships: Autumn

autumn-smPart 4 of 4 –  Unconditional Friendliness – letting go

This class will focus on how we work with endings: from the end of a short conversation to the dissolving of an important relationship. We sometimes bury bereavement in ‘heartless mind’ patterns — blaming others or ourselves for loss. How can we come to accept the shadow side of our communications, which is the fear we carry about the disconnections we experience every day, and open to the natural cycle of letting go?

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Nov 14, 5pm (PST) – (Re)Writing our Spiritual Autobiography

Part 1 of 3:  Love and Loss

(Re) Writing our Spiritual Autobiography - Online Class Nov 14What is a spiritual autobiography? The stories we usually tell ourselves about our lives are not always investigated for accuracy or meaning. Our identity is like a frozen photo album, snapshots taken by someone else that are edited to be familiar, but really are full of gaps. A spiritual autobiography is more interested in the gaps. Examining our spiritual journey, we ask different questions. What are the turning points, the rites of passage, the dark nights of the soul that brought meaning into our lives? How did we practice mindfulness? What were the disciplines and creative processes that preserved our sanity through challenging times? The methods for examining our lives in this course are non-threatening and sometimes playful, drawing from Jungian fairy tales, multi-generational family systems, and various emotional landscapes of our ‘life-map.’ The intention is to enable each participant to begin the process of ‘life review’ to free ourselves from unexamined fears and self doubts.

Register for the whole “(Re)Writing our Spiritual Autobiography” series for only $50 – a 15% savings over purchasing classes separately:




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Dec 19, 5pm (PST) – (Re)Writing our Spiritual Autobiography

Part 2 of 3:  Transformative Crises

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–> DATE CHANGE: Jan 23, 5pm (PST) – (Re)Writing our Spiritual Autobiography

Part 3 of 3:  Tapestry of our Lives

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