The Green Zone Podcast

Susan Gillis Chapman, Greg Heffron and other Green Zone Institute teachers share their perspectives and experiences about how our challenging experiences can be brought into a “Green Zone” where compassion, mindfulness and insight support our personal and spiritual growth.

Ep 1 – Anger and Creating Skillful Boundaries with Susan Gillis Chapman

Ep 2 – The Rat Story with Susan Gillis Chapman

Ep 3 – Feedback and Open Mindedness with Susan Gillis Chapman

Ep 4 – Susan’s Interview with Awake in Relationship (32min)

“The filter bubbles of social media and hyper partisan political discourse seem to be making it harder to find common ground, even with those we love. In this episode with author Susan Gillis Chapman we explore mindful communication as a model for finding our way through divisiveness and back to connection.”

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Ep 5 – Greg Heffron’s Interview on The Meditation Freedom Podcast: “Influencing Our Relationships and the Future Through Mindful Communication.” (58min)


Ep 6 – Susan’s Interview with Awake in Relationship (32min)

“According to the Tibetan Book of the Dead a bardo is a period of great transition and uncertainty. Change is an inevitable part of life, but often when it comes to the BIG changes like a divorce, a career change, the death of a parent or a pandemic we often freeze or panic. Time spent in a bardo cuts to the core of who we are and tests our resolve to stay present in the midst of what feels like chaos. However, if we have trained in the practice of mindfulness it is possible to meet uncertainty with openness and navigate our way through the bardo to a place that reflects our highest aspirations rather than our fears.”

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Ep 7 – Greg Heffron’s Interview with Lydia Greyheart on Love, Sex and Everything in Between (3min excerpt)

Greg describes the fundamental fear of life that we can fall into during a conversation, and how clinging to “toxic opinions” is a compensatory strategy we used to numb that fear. The problem is that we then don’t deeply examine that kind of crisis of fear to find out that our catastrophic thoughts aren’t really true.