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Weekend Workshop in NE England, UK: August 4-6, 2017

We are very pleased that Taber Shadburne will be leading a UK Radical Honesty and R/evolutionary R/elating residential workshop in the countryside near Newcastle this summer. This will be Taber’s only UK event this year and for those thirsty for intimacy and transformation this is a rare opportunity to work to work with Taber and draw on his considerable experience.

Friday 4th at 5pm to Sunday 6th August at 5pm.

Burnlaw is a beautiful retreat centre set in 40 acres of organic pastures, woodland and gardens in the North Pennine hills. We are lucky to have such a peaceful place to carry out this work – both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Approximately 50 minutes (36 miles) west from Newcastle, the local train station is Haydon Bridge; pickups can be provided from Durham or Newcastle through prior arrangement with Fiona.

Burnlaw Centre CIC
NE47 8HF

Dorm bunk-beds in the main building are included in the price – there is plenty of space for those who wish to camp or spend an extra night (if interested please contact Fiona).

Vegetarian and vegan food is included in the price of the workshop and we envisage everybody getting involved in preparing meals. Please let us know in good time if you have special dietary requirements.

• Friday evening is FREE – come with friends! And required to weekend participants.
EARLY BIRD Weekend workshop price £285 (+transaction fee) until midnight 30th June.
REGULAR Weekend workshop price £345 (+ transaction fee) from July 1st until as long as there are places available.
• SCHOLARSHIPS for those in need of financial support are available by request.
Please contact Andrew King for more information andykingak@hotmail.com

Please contact Andrew or Fiona:

• Andrew King – Co-organiser (general questions): andykingak@hotmail.com
• Fiona Gilbertson – Co-organiser (general questions and help with transport to the event): fionajg70@hotmail.com

Are you hungry for deep, soulful connection — with your loved ones, and with your self? 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: we all yearn to give & receive love, don’t we? We want richer relationships, deeper friendships, more closeness and community in our lives.

We may even notice, in some quiet moments… that we’re dogged by a nagging sense of separateness. And yet, when we look closely, we find that we, ourselves, are sabotaging the connection we want — with our own defensive conditioning… old patterns of fear, dependency, and blame. We find that we are hiding from each other, fighting with each other…

How are we to drop this rusty armor so that we may, at last, see each other clearly… hold each other closely?

I want to share with you a way I’ve learned to do just that. I want to help you, as I have many others all over the world, to:
– Heal close relationships, with full-body forgiveness…
– Let go of shame, fear, attachment to approval…
– Open-heartedly share yourself, & support others to do so…
– Be completely and compassionately honest…
– Go beyond blame & use conflict creatively…
– Ask for everything you want… expanding your ability to give & receive…
– Create deeper love, connection & intimacy.

My name is Taber, and I’ve spent most of my life learning the subtle art of creating connection, and teaching that art to others. I love helping others create more love in their lives, and I’d love to share this practice, this potent path, with you…

To be honest, I didn’t start down this path just for the fun of it… Like most of us, I suffered (sometimes intensely!) from both of the major forms of interpersonal disconnection: loneliness and relationship conflict. And I experienced the pain of feeling disconnected from myself.

I felt alone, longing for love and friendship. Other times, I was smack dab in the middle o’ relationship hell, saying: “get me outta here!” Ironically, some of my loneliest times were right in the bosom of my family, friendships, or love relationship. Ya feel me?

I had to learn the hard way that the common denominator in all these situations was… ME!… and I would have to change….

So I did. Years living in a Zen center; countless intensive, silent meditation retreats; an M.A. in psych & post-grad professional trainings; dreamwork, therapy, workshops; apprenticing with powerful mentors (including Scott Peck’s Foundation for Community Encouragement, & being certified by Dr Brad Blanton as the world’s only Master Trainer of Radical Honesty); studying closely with various spiritual teachers; and untold hours of time in the trenches of working with the challenges and ecstasy of my own intimate relationships… Eventually…

I got to really know and love my own insides — the light and the dark — and learned to open-heartedly share myself with others… and create deep, soulful connection… within and without…

I learned and developed a new way of being… with myself, and with others… a new way of speaking and listening… Its an interpersonal, out loud meditation… a 21st century spiritual art form… I call it “R/evolutionary R/elating”… It leads to what I call a Radical Intimacy… with others, with your own insides, with Life, itself…
I’ve used this art to create beautiful results in my life… and I want the same for you…

So, again, marking yourself as “going” here on FB won’t do it… register at the above link… Soon thereafter, you will receive an email confirming your successful registration… and further important details about the workshop will follow… AND… If some unforeseen act of God/dess arises to prevent you from attending, contact my organisers for this event, Andrew or Fi, to let us know you won’t be joining us after all: andykingak@hotmail.com or fionajg70@hotmail.com

(you may attend Fri without attending Sat/Sun, but must attend Fri to do the weekend).

In this experiential evening, you’ll learn:
– How & why we hide from each other, thus blocking the connection we crave.
– Why & how we get lost in our minds, thus losing touch with reality & each other.
– The main cause of all unproductive conflict… and how to solve it!
– Saturday & Sunday we’ll dive deeper into…

Every workshop is different (depending on who’s in the room and how the spirit is moving), but we’ll work with:
– The real source of suffering – internally, and in relationships.
– True meditation & how to make all of life, especially all the pitfalls & potentials of intimacy into a powerful meditation.
– How people usually (mis)use conversation to resist life, create more suffering, and stay asleep, unconscious.
– The 3 N’s of Conscious Conversation.
– The 3 Languages of Conscious Conversation, and how and when to use them.
– Letting go of our painful attempts to control (self & others) and achieving actual acceptance & full-body forgiveness.
– Moving beyond all blame (of self & other), beyond good & evil.
– What real Love (of self & other) really is, and how to do it.
– The healing practice of asking & offering, giving & receiving.

I will teach, coach, and facilitate transformational conversation…
You will do exercises & practice Radical Honesty and R/evolutionary R/elating… with each other… in real time… I’m eager to share this path with you (it’s my passion) — hope you’ll join us!


“I have experienced many excellent workshop leaders, and Taber is among the very best. I loved how clearly he explained and demonstrated deep spiritual and psychological principles in his teaching. He is the therapist that I, personally, turn to in need.”
– Susan Campbell, Ph.D. psychologist, speaker, workshop leader, author of Getting Real, The Couples Journey, and many other titles

“Taber’s a brilliant facilitator. Working with him has enriched and deepened the love in all of my relationships. He’s been a guiding light through the shadow side.”
– Josh Brockmann, Sales & Marketing, Financial Circles

” Taber skillfully guided even the most resistant among us to a place of openness and healing…Most of all I was left with a strong conviction that I don’t have to keep on waiting for my life to turn out one way or another…that it’s wonderful the way it is right NOW.”
– Joe Tavormina, Director of Real Estate with Prandium Inc

” Taber’s teaching style reminds me of a nature guide. He comfortably walks you along unmapped paths through new territory and encourages you to explore. He gives you room, yet brings all his wisdom and sincerity to bear. He really wants to know his participants, and there always seem to be after-workshop conversations which create a wonderful community among the participants themselves.”
– Danielle LaVigna, Associate Director, Next Generation (youth empowerment