8-month Advanced Online Certification in Mindful Communication

a mindfulness-based framework to uncover your natural attunement with your clients, your family, your friends, your community and more

“As a communication and conversation coach for decades, I have never found anything so easy and relevant for such a wide range of people. They get it literally in a flash, enough to really get started…It makes me want to teach it to the whole world.”
Chris Trani
— Communication Coach, MA Counseling Psychology, Buddhist Teacher

The course

We are proud to announce the fourth year of our Advanced Certification in Mindful Communication. This unique online experience allows those with a basic background to go deep into these important teachings.

This course aims to train “Green Zone Leaders” to take Susan Gillis Chapman’s models out into a world which is very much in need of a ‘social safety net’ — the web of connection we create by training to attune to the ‘Green Light’ of innate openness, clarity and sensitivity. In this course, Green Zone Institute Director and Senior Teacher Greg Heffron will train a close cohort of participants to develop the skills to facilitate others as well as uncovering genuine transformative insight within their own experience.

As anyone knows who might consider this course, the aim of Mindful Communication is an approach to our world which accepts all experiences —pleasurable or painful, surprising or soothing — as a chance to reconnect with our fundamentally trustworthy human nature.

We live in a world which needs ‘radically kind’ approaches to human connection, and this course gives you an opportunity to be part of this revolutionary community of Leaders & Teachers. With a skillset that makes its way into your Body, Heart and Mind, this course will develop participants to become “change agents” in any moment — from the personal, to the communal, to the political.


Schedule and Time Commitment

90 minute lectures will be on Thursdays in North America (9am PST/12pm EST) and Europe (6pm CET). This course will require 5-10hrs of student time per week (including lectures and green zones).

Weekly 90min group “Green Zone” participation will also be a requirement. Scheduling of Green Zones will be determined by the small group participants.

The course will take place using the free Zoom software.

Class Dates

Thursdays, October 28  2021 – June 16 2022
(No class December 23 and 30).

With your registration, you also get

5-week recorded course: “The Indispensable Guide To Effective Communication”

(Previously: “The Five Keys to Mindful Communication.”)

If you haven’t attended previous programs, this online course will fulfill your prerequisites.

This course is based on the book, The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, by retired Marriage and Family Therapist and senior Buddhist teacher, Susan Gillis Chapman. Chapman developed this unique material by combining traditional wisdom teachings from Tibet and India with a modern Western psychological orientation towards relationship, intimacy and community.

"I'm not sure that I want to commit to a long program..."

We totally understand. You need to find out more. Please feel free to sign up for The Indispensable Guide to Effective Communication (detailed above). If you use the Coupon Code GREENZONELEADER, you will only pay $49.

If you continue on to the Advanced Certification training, we’ll subtract that same $49 from your tuition. Meaning you get The Indispensable Guide program for free.

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✅ Experienced Mindfulness Meditators

Sample From a Lecture


Attendance Requirements

We understand that due to travel and life complications, students might miss as much as 50% of the lectures and Green Zones. All lectures will be recorded to view at a later time.

To certify one as a Green Zone Leader, we ask for participants to attend 50% or more of scheduled events.


Note: this pricing ends: August 9, 2021

This offer: $1540

* if someone needs further economic help, contact us for more details ([email protected])

Sample Guided Meditation

Gregory Heffron MFA Executive Director, Lead Teacher

Greg is the Executive Director of the Green Zone Institute and teaches Mindful Communication throughout North America and Europe.

“Through the years, I have been privileged to witness how effective Mindful Communication is — whether I’m teaching basic mindfulness to newcomers, or diving deep with advanced meditators and those in the helping professions. Everyone benefits.“

In addition to an array of introductory courses, Greg has developed and teaches Green Zone Institute’s Advanced Certification and Teacher Training courses across three continents, and in countries with cultures as diverse as Ukraine, Canada, Austria, Chile, United States, Switzerland, Poland and Holland.

“For me, it has been humbling and inspiring teaching across cultures, feeling each person’s uniqueness and our shared humanity. Regardless of who we are, we ALL struggle with disconnection, and we ALL long to feel connected.“

“In my own life, I have experienced a groundswell in my capacity to navigate life’s communication challenges, and feel more and more connected to myself — and to humanity as a whole.”