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5-Day Workshop in Finland: August 9-14, 2017

Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth:
Radical Honesty workshop in Finland, led by RH Trainer in Training, Tuulia Syvanen
August 9-14, 2017

Last summer’s Finnish retreat was regarded by all who attended to be a success, so we’re going to have a retreat again next summer! We’ll spend five days and five nights together in lakeside summer cottages surrounded by a lush pine forest. The retreat will include daily workshop sessions (indoors and outdoors), nightly saunas, swimming and relaxing in nature. The workshop is limited to 16 participants.

Our goals will be to live out loud, to be happy and to not give a shit! Radical Honesty is a way to create connections and to stay present to our experience and bodily sensations.

Content of the training
On each day, we’ll do some yoga, meditation and workshop sessions. The sessions will include an introduction to Radical Honesty; a deeper dive into RH; and learning through theory, discussions, sharing and exercises on how to be radically honest. We’ll do group and paired exercises as well as hot seat work. This retreat is suitable both for newcomers to Radical Honesty as well for experienced RH practitioners.

Radical Honesty Denver 2-15The goals of the workshop:
* Learning the difference between noticing and imagining
* Letting go of shame, fear and worry
* Sharing in a deep and meaningful way with compassion and forgiveness
* Being thoroughly and compassionately honest; getting more practice in being an honest being
* Asking for what you want and being prepared to get it; expanding your ability to give & receive
* Creating deeper love, connection & intimacy
* Creating relationships based on honesty and sharing
* Committing to completing the incomplete issues/relationships in your life

Leisure time
We will also have free time to connect, relax and appreciate nature. Available activities include swimming, row-boating, hammock lounging and blueberry/mushroom picking. The highlight leisure time activity for many last summer was the nightly sauna (complete with plunges into the lake!).

The training will be conducted in English.
Finnish speakers will have the opportunity to do paired exercises together in Finnish.

The retreat will begin on Wednesday 9 August at 18:00 and will conclude on Monday 14 August by 13:00.

The early bird price—available until 15 May 2017—is €450. The regular price thereafter is €480.
The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian meals/snacks, teaching, daily saunas and modest shared room accommodation. A limited number of discounted spaces are available for participants who sleep in his/her own camper van or in a tent (that we’ll provide) for a discounted rate of €390 (early bird) / €430 (regular).

To reach the retreat site from outside Finland, fly to Helsinki airport and then take a two-hour train ride to Tampere. Another option is to fly to Tampere airport (served by Ryanair, Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines). You will be picked up at the Tampere train station or be given instructions on how to catch a local bus to the retreat location.

Participants will be asked to assist in the cooking, serving and cleaning up of meals/snacks as a way to help create a community during our five days together. This is commonly done in longer Radical Honesty workshops.

For more information and to register, please email Tuulia at [email protected].

Last summer, this retreat was fully booked, so don’t wait to book your space!

You are warmly welcome to join the cult of Radical Honesty Practitioners!


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pic2 - EditedRadical Honesty is direct communication that leads to intimacy. It is the difference between making a performance and laughing and playing with friends. Honesty is kind of scary fun that turns out better than you thought it would. Lying is work and a pain in the ass and makes you lonesome as hell.

Lying is the major source of all human stress. It wears us out and eventually kills us. When people engage honestly, energy that was wasted maintaining a performance to make an impression is suddenly available for real creativity in playing together. When we admit our pretenses we can refresh our relationships and powerfully create new ways of living together. That is the not so secret of Radical Honesty.

What We Do
In the words of Dr. Brad Blanton:
“The principles of Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth are presented in a planned experiential sequence. So the workshop gives you a series of learnings that stack atop each other. We call these plays… as in a playbook for a football game. They include lectures, directed conversations, paired exercises, small group exercises, Radical Honesty hot seat work, meditation and more. All this is geared toward having you learn and practice the distinction between noticing and thinking; the difference between interpreting and thinking about reality, and actually noticing it, through direct experience. Then you learn to share what you notice about the reality of your own experience with others, as the basis for true intimacy—learning to love ourselves and love other beings by learning to love Being, itself.”

About the Trainer:
From Tuulia:
“I grew up in a dysfunctional family where expressing feelings of any kind (both negative and positive) was frowned upon. I became passionate about self-expression and self-awareness, and learned the importance of me setting my boundaries and of me speaking up. Most important, I learned the power of honesty, which I am now passionate about passing on to my son, to those around me and to those in my workshops. My life’s mission is to help create more love and connection between people through honest sharing and by expressing all feelings and without a need to change oneself or others.

“I’ve changed my life for the better by practicing Radical Honesty. I have more loving, honest and evolving relationships in my life (especially those with my son, my parents and my partner). I say what is important to me. I express my anger and my appreciation in the moment most of time. And though I still sometimes catch myself withholding, I try to be loving towards myself when I get it wrong. I don’t make others responsible for my own feelings (as I used to do). Best of all, I have learned to ask for what I want—and to my great joy, many times I even get it!”

About Tuulia:
Tuulia Syvanen is a coach and workshop leader and doing 1:1 coaching and leading RH workshops throughout Europe. For two decades, she held leadership positions at international, non-profit organizations that are concerned with social and environmental justice issues. A native of Finland, she has lived in Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.

Since March 2015, Tuulia has been a trainer-in-training under the guidance of RH’s founder, Dr. Brad Blanton, and RH Master Trainer, Taber Shadburne. She will complete her four-year certificate in the “Human-to-Human Coaching and Therapy Program” in Finland in November 2016. Tuulia is an NLP Certified Practitioner and has also done additional trainings in Anger Work, the Landmark Forum and Conflict Management and is training to be a leader of Dr. Fischer’s Rebuilding Divorce Seminars. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Tampere and has a 14-year-old son.

For more information about Tuulia, please visit www.tuuliasyvanen.com.