Susan Gillis Chapman


26th September 2017


75 euro (VAT included). To be paid upon enrolment.


Centrum voor Mindfulness
Raadhuisstraat 15
1016 DB Amsterdam


For everybody interested in mindful communication.


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September 2017

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Times: 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.


Good communiation is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it's between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. In this workshop Susan Gilles Chapman, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime meditation teacher, explains how mindfulness can be brought to bear in the way we speak and listen to each other so that we strengthen our connections and better accomplish our goals.

Moments of Truth, Snap Shots of Love: How everyday conversations can point out the heart of basic goodness.

Mindful Communication

Drawing on Buddhist principles and on her training as a psychotherapist, Chapman explains how the practice of mindfulness - learning to become fully present in the moment - makes it possible for us to listen more deeply to others and to develop greater clarity and confidence about how to respond.


Five keys elements

Chapman highlights five key elements of mindful communication:

  • silence
  • mirroring
  • encouraging
  • discerning
  • responding
The five keys to mindful communication: The book

book five keysIn her book, Susan Gilles Chapman uses the analogy of a flash of the green light to describe moments of awakening - positive interruptions - that can occur in the middle of a conversation. What is it we awaken to? How does this happen?
In this workshop we will explore the experience of abrupt opening and how we can learn to trust this as the basis for transforming confusion into wakefulness. Gaining confidence in our 'moments of truth, snap shots of love' radically changes our view of all the relationships in our lives, the good, the bad and those that seem unimportant.
Learning how mindful communication can help us to become more truthful, compassionate, and flexible in our relationships.

For whom

You did a mindfulness course (MBCT, MBSR) and you are interested in further exploration and exercise of the possibilities that mindfulness can offer for your quality of life and in particular in the field of communication.

Meet the teacher

  • susan gillis chapman
    Susan Gillis Chapman

    Author and Family therapist

    Susan Gillis Chapman

    Susan Gillis Chapman is an author and family therapist, who began mindfulness meditation practice in the early 1960’s at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Vancouver. She became a student of Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974 and in 2012 was appointed Acharya, or senior student, by his dharma heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She received an MA in Buddhist and Western Psychology.

    Her first book, The Five Keys To Mindful Communication, was published in April 2012. She teaches programs in contemplative psychology and mindful communication at the faculty of Karuna Institute, in Cologne, Germany. See www.susangillischapman.com and www.greenzonetalk.com for more information about Susan and her work.