Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth:
Radical Honesty workshop in Finland, led by Radical Honesty Trainer, Tuulia Syvanen
March 22-26, 2017 *FULL*
An intensive retreat in cabins surrounded by snow and a frozen lake
RADICAL HONESTY WINTER RETREAT IN FINLAND
We’ll spend five days and four nights together in lakeside cottages, surrounded by a lush pine forest, an ice-covered lake and lots of snow. The retreat will include daily workshop sessions, nightly saunas, playing in the snow and strolling on the lake under (hopefully) blue skies. This retreat is limited to 10 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.
In March, the usual weather conditions in the area call for temperatures between -5 and +5 Celsius, lots of snow on the ground and the surface of the lake to be frozen solid. At the same time, the days are often sunny; the sky clear blue. The combination of the snowy scenery and the warm sunshine can be amazing and quite enjoyable.
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.
The 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
We will also have free time for connecting, relaxing, snow-castle building, snowball fighting, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and appreciating nature in its winter costume.
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 22 March at 16:00 and will conclude on Sunday 26 March by 13:00.
The early bird price—available until 30 November 2016—is €380. The regular price thereafter is €420. The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian or vegan meals/snacks, teaching, daily saunas and shared room accommodation.
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 directly to Tampere airport (served by Ryanair, Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines).
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.
Book your spot soon!
For more information and to register, please email me at [email protected].
You are warmly welcome to join the cult of Radical Honesty Practitioners!
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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
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.”
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.