Workshop led by Certified Trainers, Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan
Radical Honesty Advanced Retreat in the seaside town of Zandvoort, Holland
This retreat is intended for participants who have already previously attended at least one other Radical Honesty workshop. The intention is that, with everyone present already familiar with the practices, process and language of RH, we hope to dive even deeper with our work right from the get go.
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.
This workshop is for you if
you want to experience more freedom in your life
you want to let go of shame, fear and attachment to approval
you are looking for using conflict creatively and want to go beyond blame
you desire to learn the art of asking for what you want
you want to heal your relationships and find forgiveness
you yearn deeper love, connection & intimacy
The workshop is not for you if you
don't want to tell the truth
want to stay in your comfort zone at all times
don't want to hear participants expressing themselves loudly at times
participate to change others in your life rather than yourself
Workshop on How to Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy & Completely Ruin Life as You Know It
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.
We claim that 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.
Content of the training
On each day, we’ll do some conscious movement, meditation and workshop sessions. The content will include teaching, directed conversations, paired exercises, small group exercises, hot seat work, meditation and much more geared towards integrating radical honesty more and more to a daily practice and ongoing way of life. We will keep on practicing the distinction between thinking and noticing; the difference between interpreting reality and actually noticing it through direct experience. The goal is to have noticing and sharing a basis for true intimacy—learning to love being and love other beings. In this workshop, you can express yourself by laughing, shouting, crying, smiling, sharing, by asking for what you want and willing to receive without giving back.
We will spend much of four days and three nights together in the lovely seaside town of Zandvoort (30 minutes from Amsterdam by train). The workshop will take place in a cozy villa decorated in Mediterranean style and colors. The group is limited to 16 participants.
Please note: This advanced residential retreat is suitable only for people who have already participated in at least one Radical Honesty workshop.
The retreat will begin on Thursday 21 February at 17:00 and will conclude on Sunday 24 February by 17:00.
To reach the workshop location, take a train to Zandvoort aan Zee. From Amsterdam Centraal, this ride takes about 30 minutes; from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, about 50 minutes. From the Zandvoort aan Zee station, the walk to our villa takes about 15 minutes. Taxi service from the station is available. Off-street parking for cars is also available.
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 four days together. This is commonly done in residential Radical Honesty workshops.
The workshop leaders are certified Radical Honesty Trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.
The early bird price is €550 until 31 December 2018; thereafter the regular price will be €590. The price covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian lunches, snacks, coffee/tea throughout the workshop, shared room accommodation and 1:1 follow up with the trainer after the training and ongoing support of the group to live out loud.
To register or to receive more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty!
Tuulia and Pete
About the trainers
Tuulia Syvänen is the certified Radical Honesty trainer who has led the most RH workshops in Europe. She also does 1:1 and couples coaching. 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 50 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 16-year-old son.
Pete Jordan is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in the Benelux countries. He organizes and co-lead Radical Honesty workshops around Europe with his wife, Tuulia, as well as does 1:1 coaching.
Pete has changed his life for the better by committing to live honestly, expressing his resentments and appreciations in the moment and by asking for what he wants. A major breakthrough for him was to have honest talks with his ex-wife and four siblings. He has broken the traditions of his childhood’s family and began to talk about things he was afraid of and embarrassed about and what he didn't like in his childhood.
Pete has great listening skills and he is keen on developing and learning every day. His vision is to support others to live happier, freer lives. Born and raised in San Francisco, Pete has lived in Amsterdam for almost two decades and still makes himself happy each day he wakes up in that city. A writer by profession, Pete has a passion for cycling and has contributed his writing and photographs to several Dutch cycling publications for more than a decade. He is in the midst of following a three-year training to become a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. When he is not organizing or attending Radical Honesty workshops or spending time with his teenaged son, he can be found meandering around Amsterdam on his bike. (And he feels some tightness in his stomach now as he writes this stuff about himself in the third person.)