How to incorporate Radical Honesty into your daily life
Radical Honesty residential retreat in Austria, 26-29 April 2018
We will spend much of four days and three nights together on a horse farm on the edge of a village south of Vienna, located in the lush rolling hills of eastern Austria.
Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth
Radical Honesty is about living in the Here and Now. It is a communication tool and lifestyle,
which leads you to connect more deeply with others by expressing our fear, anger, appreciation and whatever is arising in the moment.
Content of the training
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 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.
This workshop is for you if:
- you want to practice radical honesty in your everyday life
- you want to express anger, fear, worry and sadness with all people in your life and hear them
- express their feelings and experiences
- you want to experience more freedom in your life
- 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 and intimacy with your close ones
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.
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
- want to change others in your life rather than yourself
We claim that lying is the major source of 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.
The retreat will begin on Thursday 16 April at 17:00 and will conclude on Sunday 19 April by
The retreat will take place on a horse farm just outside the village of Pinggau, a little more than a hundred kilometers south of Vienna. A train trip from Vienna Central Station to Pinggau takes about 100 minutes.
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.
Below, the early bird prices are listed first and are available until 28 February 2018. In
parentheses are the regular prices for after the early bird deadline.
€480 (€520): 6-person loft
€520 (€560): 4-person room
€570 (€620): 2-person room, please note some of the two person rooms are 5 minutes walk
from the workshop space
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 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 importantly, she learned the power of honesty.
Her life’s mission is to help create more love and connection between people through
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 30 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 15-year- old son.
Pete Jordan is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in the Benelux countries. He organizes and co-leads Radical Honesty workshops around Europe with his partner Tuulia.
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 the past 15 years 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. When he is not organizing or attending Radical Honesty workshops or spending time with his 12-year old 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.)
Get more information at: www.tuuliasyvanen.com