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Trainer's Training | Italy | June 15-22, 2018 | €2,900- €3,200

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Workshop led by Brad BlantonTaber Shadburne

This is a newly designed training, created for serious Radical Honesty practitioners who have attended at least one 8-day intensive workshop, and who are practicing Radical Honesty, earnestly, in their daily lives.

This training will help you take your personal practice of Radical Honesty to the next level, and, if you so desire, to use your RH skills effectively to help others, by coaching, counseling, teaching, facilitating honest conversations, resolving conflict, etc. 

We will help you to…


(understand the developmental path of the entire curriculum, as a whole):

  • Destroying the belief in Belief, rejecting the power of positive thinking

  • Losing faith in the mind

  • Finding faith in the body of Being and the power of compassionate Awareness

  • Learning the distinction between noticing and thinking

  • Gaining skill in noticing and navigating the entire awareness continuum

  • Using awareness practice to “demythologize” your life & create your own story

  • Using awareness practice and honest conversations to complete your emotional unfinished business, clear out the backlog, and clean up your karma.

  • Becoming an open-hearted and honesty-lovin’, self-cleanin’ oven

  • Moving beyond coping with past pain & becoming always already satisfied now

  • Using the power of your Love and Awareness and all your newly freed-up emotional energy to consciously create the life of your inspired waking dreams

  • Living a life of passion and purpose and using it to be a contribution to others

  • Savoring the sweet suffering of service and enjoying the deep joy of 

“being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” (George Bernard Shaw)


  • Further lose faith in your own mind, and help others to do likewise.

  • Get good at destroying others’ belief in the power of positive thinking.

  • Transcend the limitations of problem-solving, and the “fix-it” mindset,

both in the client, and in yourself, as the would-be “healer” & “fixer” of others!  :-)

  • Go beyond good and evil...beyond all blame...


  • Directing attention intentionally, in yourself and others.

  • Navigating the Awareness Continuum, in yourself and others.

  • Round the clock awareness practice throughout your daily life.

  • Unleash evolution & catalyze change by using awareness to fully experience, rather than resisting, spontaneous arising experience.


  • Distinguish between the different modes of communicating:

    • Descriptive

    • Interpretive

    • Evaluative

    • Declarative

    • Interrogative

    • Imperative

    • Explicative 

    • Poetic, etc.

  • Using descriptive language to support awareness work.

  • Using declarative language to support creation.

  • Understanding levels of abstraction & the power of descriptive specificity.


  • Full listening with whole ears, eyes, voice, body, mind

    • (mirroring, nodding, vocalizations, expressions)

  • Paraphrasing, reflection, and empathy

  • Translative paraphrasing & reframing

  • “Leading the witness” & taking the speaker deeper


  • Leading autogenic relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, yoga & awareness work.

  • Conducting various forms of “hot seat” work

    • Facilitating conversation

    • Empty chair or parts work

    • Social experiments or “Circle Work”

    • Regression work

    • Dream work

  • Skillfully using your voice in leading relaxation, meditation, yoga, hot seat work


  • Teaching body awareness and naming of sensations

  • Preparing people to have honest conversations with family, friends, etc.

  • Requesting and prefacing the clearing conversation

  • Navigating the spectrum from “Consensual Honesty” to “Commando Honesty”


Brad and Taber will answer questions on topics of interest, such as:

  • Dealing with resistance and triggers in yourself and clients

  • Working with special issues (e.g., physical & sexual abuse, suicidal thinking, etc)

  • Professional boundaries... and the lack thereof…  :-)



    When will the training begin and end?

    The training will begin at around 18:00 on Friday 15 June and finish at around 12:00 on Friday 22 June.

    Where will the training take place?

    A few hundred meters beyond the medieval walls of the village of Cossignano, we will have an entire villa and compound to ourselves. (Villa? Well, technically it’s a converted large old farmhouse.) Here we will have indoor and outdoor areas for the training sessions. And we’ll do yoga on the lawn in the morning and during the afternoon breaks we’ll have time for swimming, napping or walks into town.

    Cossignano is a quaint, medieval village perched atop a hill. Many of its narrow, winding streets are car-free and little more than walkways. The village affords views of several valleys as well as the Sibillini Mountains. Cossignano’s one-woman bakery will provide us with our daily loaves of bread and the village’s one-woman farmer’s market will provide us with fresh local produce. Local farmers will also regularly deliver to us fresh fruit and olive oil.

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    How does one get there?

    By train: Ride to San Benedetto del Tronto (a small city on the Adriatic coast). From there, you will be picked up and driven 30 minutes to the villa.

    By plane: Fly to one of three airports and then travel by bus/train to the seaside town of San Benedetto del Tronto. The three airports are:

     --Rome Fiumicino (3.5 hours by bus to San Benedetto del Tronto)

     --Ancona (served by Ryanair (London) and Lufthansa (Munich); 1.5 hours by train to

        San Benedetto del Tronto)

     --Pescara (served by Ryanair (London); 1.5 hours by bus/train to San Benedetto del Tronto)

    From San Benedetto del Tronto, you will be picked up and driven 30 minutes to the villa.

    Can I arrive earlier and/or remain longer?

    If you want to arrive one, two or three days early (checking in on 12/13/14 June) and/or depart one day after the training ends (checking out on the morning of 23 June), you can book those additional nights at the villa for an additional €50 per night. (Note: during those periods outside of the actual training period, you'll be on your own for food, though the village market, bakery and cafes are within walking distance.)

    Who can attend?

    Successful completion of a Radical Honesty 8-day workshop is a requirement for participating in the RH Trainer’s Training. And when are the next RH 8-day workshops? There are two that will take place before the TT. The first one will be held in Tenerife (3-11 February 2018). The other 8-day workshop will take place in Italy (4-12 June 2018) (in the same location as the TT the week before the TT).

    Also, you will be asked to commit to complete your unfinished business from your past prior to the training.

    *Attendance at a Trainer's Workshop does not guarantee certification.

    Certification is based on:

    Personal Attainments:

    • Quality of contact
    • Resentments and appreciations
    • Communication with Parents
    • Communication with Spouse and Past Involvements
    • Communication with Children
    • Completing of Past Events

    Radical Honesty Attainments:

    • Co-led Weekend Workshops
    • Co-led Residential Workshops
    • Ran practice group

    How much does it cost?

    The early bird price is €2900 (when the fee is fully paid by 15 February 2018); thereafter the regular price is €3200. To book your spot, you are requested to make a €500 deposit upon signing up. The fee covers the training, daily healthy vegetarian meals, shared accommodation, transportation from and to San Benedetto del Tronto, and the teaching.

    Does a package deal exist?

    If you wish to also attend the RH 8-day workshop in Italy that will take place the week before the Trainer’s Training, you can receive a €400 discount from the total price when you register for both. In addition, you won’t have to pay the €50/night fee for the additional nights lodging at the villa on the following nights: 3, 13, 14, 15, and 22 June (a €250 value!). So, in total, your savings will be up to €650.

    How does one apply?

    To apply, please send us:

    ·        a list of the Radical Honesty workshops that you have attended (and are registered to attend)

    ·        a list of the completion conversations you’ve done so far (and plan to do before the TT)

    ·        a paragraph or two on the completion conversation that was most important to you

    ·        a few paragraphs about how you have integrated Radical Honesty into your daily life and how you intend to apply the training you’ll receive at the TT

    Please send the above (maximum two pages) to

    More information?

    To receive more information about the RH Trainer’s Training, please write to Pete at

    Ready to live out loud and be happy?

    You are warmly welcome to join us in the journey to an honest life,
    Brad and Taber


    About the trainers:

    Dr. Brad Blanton is a psychotherapist, writer and workshop leader and the author of several books including the bestseller Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth. The book’s thesis is that the primary cause of our stress, depression and anger is us “living in a story and lying to maintain it.” Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses or bosses about what we do, feel or think keeps us locked in a mind jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth. In this book, Brad provides the tools we can use to escape the jail of the mind.

    Brad describes himself as “white trash with a Ph.D.” Armed with quick wit and an engaging Southern accent, he speaks with an unwavering honesty that is both disarming and challenging, a quality that has earned him admirers as well as detractors. He spent 30 years in the private practice of clinical psychology and became the Director of The Center for Well Being in Washington, D.C. where he did psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and groups. In 1990 he founded the Center for Radical Honesty, a nonprofit corporation that promotes honesty in the world. Since then, Brad has led hundreds of Radical Honesty workshops in North America and Europe.

    Taber Shadburne (M.A.) is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation, who’s been helping folks transform their lives for over 25 years. He studied Zen for 10 years, living for a few of those at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and has worked with various spiritual teachers. He received an M.A. in psychotherapy, and has done way more meditation retreats, professional trainings, spiritual practices, and touchy-feely personal growth workshops than is at all reasonable for any person his age. He co-authored the book The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices. He has facilitated Radical Honesty workshops and intensives for more than 15 years.

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