Live Out Loud, Get Over Shit and Be Happy:
Led by Radical Honesty Trainer, Tuulia Syvanen
The theme of this 3-day workshop is body shame, naked work and sexuality. This Advanced workshop is suitable for persons who have previously attended other Radical Honesty workshops.
Content of the training
Each of us will share our sexual history and sexual preferences and discuss our bodies in order to get over any shame, fear and taboos that we might have created for ourselves. During the workshop, we will all get naked and talk about our bodies in the front of both the group and a video camera. We will describe what we like and don’t like about our bodies. 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, the number of partners we have had sex with, our best and worst sexual experiences, and so on. We will then watch snippets of our videos to see our naked selves talking about our bodies and our sexuality and experience how that is for us.
This experience will actually not be terribly sexy and can be embarrassing. With coaching from the trainer and support from the group, though, we will face our shame/fears/taboos and get over them. And most likely, we’ll appreciate ourselves and others for doing this work and live more fulfilling lives with less shame about ourselves.
Goals of the workshop
* Letting go of shame, fear and worry about our bodies, our sexuality and our sexual history
* Getting used to talking about our bodies and sexuality and supporting others to do so
* Being thoroughly and compassionately honest and getting more practice in being an honest being
* Creating deeper love, connection & intimacy by sharing our “secrets” about our bodies and sexuality
* Creating relationships based on honesty and sharing
The early bird price is €280 until 30 March 2017; thereafter the regular price will be €310. This price covers the workshop, coffee/tea as well as a light lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The workshop is non-residential in central Amsterdam. We can recommend you places to stay overnight.
The workshop will take place:
Friday, 5 May 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday, 6 May 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday, 7 May 09:00 – 17:00
To register or to receive more information, please email Tuulia firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Radical 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
The principles outlined in 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 on 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.
Tuulia Syvänen is one of the few certified Radical Honesty trainers practicing in Europe. She leads Radical Honesty workshops and does 1:1 and couples coaching 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.
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.
Tuulia participated in her first Radical Honesty training in 2012 with the founder of Radical Honesty Dr. Brad Blanton and continued her training under the guidance of Dr. Blanton and RH Master Trainer Taber Shadburne. She has led more than 15 RH workshops in various European countries. She has also attained a four-year certification in the Human-to-Human Coaching and Therapy Program in Finland and is a certified 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.