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“For a moment we became one person”

“For a moment we became one person”

Naomi Feil, founder of Validation Therapy, describes a simple moment of attunement with Alzheimer’s patient Gladys ...
Verbal Jiu Jitsu for Tough Guys

Verbal Jiu Jitsu for Tough Guys

A senior martial arts teacher in krav maga, Ron Engleman explains the ultimate self defense: ...
Pema Chödrön – This Lousy World

Pema Chödrön – This Lousy World

A short clip of Susan Gillis Chapman’s mentor Pema Chödron, presenting the traditional Buddhist analogy ...
Green Zone Institute: Spreading Peace in a Challenging World

Green Zone Institute: Spreading Peace in a Challenging World

In 2017, Green Zone Institute’s leaders taught Susan Gillis Chapman’s Mindful Communication (Mindful Heart) approach around ...
A Buddhist Teacher on The Lost Art of Good Conversation

A Buddhist Teacher on The Lost Art of Good Conversation

Susan Gillis Chapman, author and Guiding Teacher for Green Zone Institute, has been asked to be a ...
Hold Your Tongue and Offer Your Heart Instead

Hold Your Tongue and Offer Your Heart Instead

When someone is in the “Yellow Light” state of anxiety and fear, there are ways ...
The Roots of War (Thich Naht Hanh)

The Roots of War (Thich Naht Hanh)

What are the roots of negativity? Can we get ahead of that process and release ...
The Meditation Cure (Wall Street Journal)

The Meditation Cure (Wall Street Journal)

“….And here is where an evolutionary perspective can be helpful. Mindfulness calls for a kind ...
Countering Fear with Welcoming

Countering Fear with Welcoming

How can we heal the “Yellow Light” crisis of displacement, fear and uncertainty? By creating ...
Controlling Rage with Mindfulness

Controlling Rage with Mindfulness

Michelin Star Chef Eric Ripert explains how ongoing mindfulness practice helps tame rage that can ...
The Longest Study on Human Happiness

The Longest Study on Human Happiness

The “Green Light” of Openness is how to build good, healthy, warm relationships “What keeps ...
Deep Training at Shambhala Mountain Center

Deep Training at Shambhala Mountain Center

  In March 2017, Susan Chapman and Greg Heffron led a deep 5-day training at ...