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Excellent. 5 out of 5 stars. I found the atmosphere very supportive….The information was presented in an easy to understand manner.
~ D.H. – Mediator/Counsellor

All communication is a conversation. Our unique mindfulness-based training approach brings out our innate human capacities — allowing us to be clear, compassionate, genuine and effective. Our courses and retreats are based on The Five Keys to Mindful Communication by author and mindfulness teacher Susan Gillis Chapman and the work of mindfulness teacher and Executive Director Greg Heffron.


Our Programs

Click for a unique guided meditation on our “Natural Communication System”

Green Zone Institute programs utilize mindfulness meditation and the techniques of Contemplative Psychology and the Contemplative Arts. Mindful Communication goes beyond communication skill building. While learning new skills is important, if we don’t identify and relate to the emotional states we inhabit during challenging communication, following “correct” rules or patterns will still produce harmful and ineffective results. In contrast, if we learn to recognize and take advantage of our natural open state of mind (‘The Green Light’), communication can be genuine, fresh and lively. This allows for creative and unexpected solutions with connection and precision, honesty and care.

Senior Instructor Greg Heffron interviewed by Lydia Greyheart for the radio show Love, Sex and Everything Between

Greg describes the natural state of open communication, and how by suppressing our innate mindfulness, we end up closing down. 

Greg Heffron: What is Mindful Communication?


Greg Heffron — life’s constant communication

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Susan Chapman: Open & Closed Communication

Susan Gillis Chapman explains how being open is our natural state

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INTERVIEWS

Click to hear interviews with Susan Gillis Chapman and Greg Heffron (and others) about The Five Keys to Mindful Communication and the different programs we offer.

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PUBLICATIONS

Learn about The Three Lights in Susan Gillis Chapman’s article in the Shambhala Sun’s Mindful Living.