Chemistry of Emotions – Burnaby Jan 29-30

THE CHEMISTRY OF EMOTIONS: a fresh approach to human relationships

amsterdam-discussionTeaches us how to work with life’s most challenging communication. We will explore how “secondary” or shut down emotions (“The Red Light”) like arrogance, hyper-competitiveness, addiction, compulsive distraction-seeking and hatred can be softened and released, allowing more intelligence, warmth and compassion. We’ll also explore the cycles of “Mindless Heart” and “Heartless Mind” —  two strategies we use to avoid emotional and mental truths in our interactions with others. Mudra Space Awareness exercises will allow us to explore these teachings in the body.

This retreat will also cover:

  • Listening to the inner dialogues that trigger negative reactions
  • Building skills to encounter our own and others’ negative emotions, and move towards the ‘Green Light’ of full hearted engagement

greg-SMC-teaching-shot2Gregory Heffron

owns and manages Green Zone Institute. He is the only 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. Greg teaches primarily in North America and Europe. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center.

Susan Chapman

Susan Chapman, MA, LMFT

is a family therapist who has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 35 years.  She‘s worked with domestic violence preventionand held a private counseling practice.  In 2002, after having completed a three year meditation retreat, she was asked by author and Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron to become the druppon, or three year retreat leader at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. She moved back to her hometown of Vancouver in 2008.

Register & Location

Use the PayPal link below, call 778-370-4227 or email [email protected] for other options. The cost for the program is $295. Space is very limited. To assure a spot, please register early. Those who preregister by Jan 10th will receive a $20 discount ($275).

The retreat will take place at the Baldwin House, on Deer Lake, Burnaby, BC, a modern masterpiece by Canada’s most famous architect, Arthur Erickson.


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For any questions, please contact
Susan Chapman at 778-387-4227.

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