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A ‘We-first’ Approach that Prevented a Mass School Shooting

Published by Greg Heffron on

Antoinette Tuff

Antoinette Tuff

“…Tuesday’s gunman incident at an elementary school near Atlanta ended with no injuries or deaths. This is mainly thanks to Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk who spent about an hour calmly persuading the gunman to put his rifle down and surrender.”

This is an extraordinary example of a real human being who simply leaned into an otherwise horrific situation. By not seeing the gunman as an object, Antoinette was able to make a connection to his humanity, which is how she persuaded him to disarm and allow himself to be captured peacefully, with no injuries or casualties. The 16min video interview is truly worth the time.

Click here to read the full article and watch the video interview.

 

 

 


Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron directs 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 has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness workshops in Holland, France, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine and across North America. 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.