Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth and Live to the Fullest:
8-day intensive Radical Honesty workshop in Italy (4-12 June 2018)
After the success of last summer’s 8-day intensive Radical Honesty workshop in Italy, we arereturning to the same location to lead another one. The workshop will take place on 4-12 June 2018 in a quiet spot just outside of Cossignano, a picturesque medieval hilltop village in Italy’s Marche region. We will have to ourselves a large villa, which has beautiful views, an outdoor swimming pool and a covered patio surrounded by vineyards.
The lead trainer for the workshop will be Radical Honesty Master Trainer Taber Shadburne and RH Trainer Tuulia Syvänen will co-lead.
* Are you hungry for deep, soulful connection—with your loved ones, with yourself?
* Do you yearn for truly transformational intimacy?
* Do you want to learn the art of creating more love, aliveness, and conscious community in your life?
Let’s face it, when we look closely, we discover we, ourselves, are sabotaging the connection we desire—through our own defensive conditioning and through old patterns of fear, dependency, and blame. We discover we are hiding from one other, fighting with each other.
How do we drop this rusty armour so that we may, at last, see each other clearly and embrace each other closely?
ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
Goals of the workshop:
* Letting go of shame, fear, attachment to approval
* Being completely and compassionately honest
* Asking for everything you want; expanding your ability to give & receive
* Healing relationships, with full body forgiveness
* Creating deeper love, connection & intimacy
* Completing the uncomplete relationships in your life
What’s the program?
We will begin each day with yoga and meditation, followed by breakfast and a morning session of teaching, conversations and paired exercises. We will then have a healthy lunch and an afternoon break.
After the break, we will continue working with “hot seat” work, teaching and more paired and small group exercises. At around 20:00, we will eat dinner. After dinner, we will have an evening session in which one participant at a time will tell his or her life story to the group.
For eight days, we will create an intimate, transformational community. Everyone will occasionally assist the cook and staff members with the cooking, table-setting and cleaning up.
After the fifth day or so, we will all get naked and talk in front of the group about our bodies and what we like and don’t like about them. We will also tell our sexual histories: when we first discovered we were a sexual being; when we first masturbated; whether we prefer doing it with men or women or vegetables, animals, or minerals; how many partners of each gender we have had sex with; our best and worst sexual experiences; and so on. We will often get embarrassed, but with good coaching and persistence and complete sharing of the truth we will get over it. This is a powerful exercise in healing body image issues and shedding sexual shame.
Who can attend?
Anyone! No prior experience is required for attending this workshop. You will, however, need to make the following commitments to be in the workshop: to keep confidentiality, to tell the truth, to support others in telling the truth, to allow the trainers to coach you, to ask for what you want and to be on time and present in all sessions. Please note: all workshop attendees will commit to participating in all the sessions, including the naked work and the telling of life stories.
Where will the workshop take place?A few hundred meters beyond the medieval walls of the village of Cossignano, we will have anentire villa and compound to ourselves. (Villa? Well, technically it’s a converted large old farmhouse.) Here we will have indoor and outdoor areas for the workshop sessions. And we’ll do yoga on the lawn in the morning and during the afternoon breaks we’ll have time for swimming, napping or walks into town.
Cossignano is a quaint, medieval village perched atop a hill. Many of its narrow, winding streets are car-free and little more than walkways. The village affords views of several valleys as well as the Sibillini Mountains. Cossignano’s one-woman bakery will provide us with our daily loaves of bread and the village’s one-woman farmer’s market will provide us with fresh local produce. Local farmers will also regularly deliver to us fresh fruit and olive oil.
How does one get there?
By train: Ride to San Benedetto del Tronto (a small city on the Adriatic coast). From there, you will be picked up and driven 30 minutes to the villa.
By plane: Fly to one of three airports and then travel by bus/train to the seaside town of San Benedetto del Tronto. The three airports are:
—Rome Fiumicino (3.5 hours by bus to San Benedetto del Tronto)
—Ancona (served by Ryanair (London) and Lufthanse (Munich); 1.5 hours by train to
San Benedetto del Tronto)
—Pescara (served by Ryanair (London); 1.5 hours by bus/train to San Benedetto del Tronto)
From San Benedetto del Tronto, you will be picked up and driven 30 minutes to the villa.
When does the workshop begin and end?
The workshop will begin at around 18:00 on Monday 4 June and finish at around 12:00 on Tuesday 12 June.
Arrive earlier and/or remain longer?
If you want to arrive a day early (checking in on Sunday 3 June) and/or depart one, two or three days after the workshop ends (checking out at around noon on 13/14/15 June), you can book those additional nights at the villa for an additional €50 per night. (Note: during those periods outside of the actual workshop period, you’ll be on your own for food, though the village market, bakery and cafes are within walking distance.)
Radical Honesty Trainer’s Training!
Attendance at a Radical Honesty 8-day workshop is a requirement for participating in the RH Trainer’s Training. Thus, by joining us in June, you will qualify to attend the TT. And when will the next RH Trainer’s Training be offered? Why, just a few days after this 8-day workshop ends! From 15 June till 22 June the RH TT will be held at the same location. (More information about the Trainer’s Training will be announced soon!)
How much does it cost?
The early bird price is €2450 (when the fee is fully paid by 15 January 2018); thereafter the regular price is €2700. To book your spot, you are requested to make a €500 deposit upon signing up. The fee covers the 8-day workshop, daily healthy vegetarian meals, shared accommodation, transportation from and to San Benedetto del Tronto, and the teaching.
If you wish to attend both this 8-day workshop and the RH Trainer’s Training, then you can receive a €400 discount from the total price when you register for both. In addition, you won’t have to pay the €50/night fee for the additional nights lodging at the villa on the following nights: 3, 13, 14, 15, and 22 June (a €250 value!). So, in total, your savings will be up to €650.
How does one register?
The group is limited to 16 participants. We expect this workshop to fill up fast (like last year’s 8-day workshop in Italy did). To sign up or to receive more information, please contact Pete at email@example.com.
Ready to live out loud and be happy?
You are warmly welcome to join us in the journey to an honest life,
Taber and Tuulia
About the trainers:
Taber Shadburne (M.A.) is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation, who’s been helping folks transform their lives for over 25 years. He studied Zen for 10 years, living for a few of those at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and has worked with various spiritual teachers. He received an M.A. in psychotherapy, and has done way more meditation retreats, professional trainings, spiritual practices, and touchy-feely personal growth workshops than is at all reasonable for any person his age. He co-authored the book The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today’s Leading Voices. He has facilitated Radical Honesty workshops and intensives for more than 15 years.
Tuulia Syvänen is a coach and workshop leader giving Radical Honesty workshops and doing 1:1 coaching throughout Europe. For two decades, she held leadership positions at international, non-profit organizations that are concerned with social and environmental justice issues. Having grown up in a dysfunctional family—where difficulties and negative feelings were often swept under the rug—Tuulia became passionate about self-expression and self-awareness, and learned the importance of setting one’s boundaries. Most important, she learned the power of honesty. Her life’s mission is to help create more love and connection between people through honest sharing. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Tampere and has a 15-year-old son.