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The Humanity of Pain – Kevin Breel (VIDEO)

Published by Greg Heffron on

In this video, young comedian Kevin Breel speaks frankly about his experience with depression. While depression gets a good amount of public discussion, we mostly hear about brain chemistry and medications, while hearing little about the actual. By speaking the gentle human truth of his struggles, Breel opens space for others to feel their own human pain without judgment. This is “green light” communication, allowing the truth to arise clearly and simply, without blame — and yet also without suppressing the poignancy of the experience.

 

Kevin Breel: Confessions of a Depressed Comic at TEDxKids@Ambleside


Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron directs Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness workshops in Holland, France, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine and across North America. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.