This powerful pre-recorded course launches January 26th, 2021

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We all carry with us the profound pain of disconnection. This affects our sense of wellbeing, as well as our work lives, our family lives, our romantic lives, friendships and more. Even beyond the dramas that drag us down, we carry with us the fear that such things could happen in any relationship at any time. This can make us hesitant to even be ourselves with others, for fear that our true self will never be understood, held, or loved.

But this is not the whole story. The teachings of Mindful Communication offer us a way forward in our lives that is workable, realistic, kind, effective and intelligent.

After the course

You’ll have more ability to meet moments of disconnection, and establish reconnection when possible. You’ll also be better at preventing disconnection before it happens. You’ll be less reactive to unexpected and challenging situations, and will become more skilled at tracking what happens in conversations in real time. And when things just don’t come together, you’ll learn how and when to care for yourself with confidence that you’re doing the best thing possible.

NOTE: All Classes are Recordings, accessible on your own schedule.

In this clip from Class 2, Mindful Communication teacher Chris Trani reflects on how much our own state affects our interpretations of the world around us.

In this roleplay exercise from Class Two, Greg Heffron talks through the process of deciding to catch a train, even through conditions aren’t ideal.

Class 1: When We Lose Our Connection

How connection breaks, and what is the path that can take us from heartbroken (upset) to heart-full.

Class 2: Connecting with Ourselves

Uncovering our Natural Communication System that lives inside our direct human experience.

Class 3: Connecting with Others, Part 1

Longing to connect is part of our deepest human nature. When we shut down, we dis-attune. When we open up, we re-attune.

Class 4: Connecting with Others, Part 2

Looking at three fundamental states of connection that make or break our connections with others: Open, Closed, and In-Between.

Class 5: Connecting with Others, Part 3

Yes, fine, but what if there’s really serious damage in a relationship? (Remorse, repair, and rebuilding)

Class 6: Putting It All Together

Taking this out into the Big Wild World. And how to keep up our focus and motivation.

BONUS Class 7: Where Do We Go From Here?

Further free resources and inspirations to make what you’ve learned a daily part of your life.

Course Instructors

Gregory Heffron MFA
Executive Director
Senior 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.”

Chris Trani
Mindful Communication Teacher

Chris Trani is an independent coach, consultant and facilitator who helps people build competence and confidence to have conversations they assess as complex, difficult – or even impossible.

Drawing on over 30 years of experience, Chris leverages her background as an oncology nurse, a manager, a counselor, a management/leadership development consultant, a corporate leadership and communication coach and, a mindfulness facilitator to bring a breadth of experience to her clients.

Today Chris offers a wide range of customized programs and services aimed at building conversational competence.