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This group is for exchanging information about Radical Honesty related events in Amsterdam (and the rest of the Netherlands). You are warmly welcome to join the practitioners of honest and compassionate communication!

Transform your life by telling the truth, getting over shit and being happy!

This group has two sorts of Meetups: free monthly meetup evening sessions and paid multi-day workshops.

The monthtly meetups are open to everyone, whether or not you've read the books and whether or not you've previously attended an RH workshop. In these sessions, we practice being radically honest with each other through group discussions, group exercises as well as paired exercises. This is all inspired by the work of Dr. Brad Blanton, the author of the books "Radical Honesty" and "Practicing Radical Honesty" and the workshops he has created based on the books.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Radical Honesty Weekend Workshop in Amsterdam | 11-13 February 2022

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Radical Honesty Weekend Workshop Amsterdam 11-13 February 2022
Workshop led by Certified Trainers, Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan. They are assisted by Trainer candidate Katarzyna Mitschke.

A workshop about Living Out Loud, Being Happy, Getting over Shit and Living in the Present

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:
This workshop includes lectures, directed conversations, paired exercises, small group exercises, hot seat work, meditation and much more to help you learn how to relax into intimacy based on being open and honest. All this is geared toward having you learn and practice the distinction between thinking and noticing; the difference between interpreting reality and actually noticing it through direct experience.

Then you learn to share what we notice about the reality of your own experience with others, and have it be the 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 and by asking for what you want.

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

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.

Schedule:
The workshop is non-residential and will take place in central Amsterdam at Karunika Center, Meerhuizenplein 38.

The workshop will take place:
Friday 11 February 18:00 – 21:00
Saturday 12 February 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 13 February 10:00 – 18:00

Leaders:
The workshop leaders will be certified Radical Honesty trainers—and married couple—Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.

Price:
The Early Bird price is €281 + VAT of your country or residence.
For Netherlands €340 (including 21% Dutch VAT)

The Early bird price is valid until 31 December 2021

The regular price is €314,05 + VAT of your country or residence.
For Netherlands €380 (including 21% Dutch VAT)

Cancellation terms:

Please note that we do not offer refunds. However you can transfer your ticket to another person. Let us know via email in case someone else will take your spot.

More Information
To receive more information, please write to [masked]

You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty!

Sincerely,
Tuulia & Pete

Radical Honesty Advanced Weekend Workshop in Amsterdam | 25-27 March 2022

Early bird sale for the Radical Honesty Advanced weekend workshop in Amsterdam ends 15 February 2022

This non-residential workshop is suitable for experienced practitioners.

Registration available only to those who have previously attended at least one Radical Honesty workshop or retreat.

Radical Honesty Advanced Weekend Workshop Amsterdam
25-27 March 2022

Workshop led by Certified Trainers, Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.

A workshop about Living Out Loud, Being Happy, Getting over Shit and Living in the Present

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:
This workshop includes lectures, directed conversations, paired exercises, small group exercises, hot seat work, meditation and much more to help you learn how to relax into intimacy based on being open and honest. All this is geared toward having you learn and practice the distinction between thinking and noticing; the difference between interpreting reality and actually noticing it through direct experience.

Then you learn to share what we notice about the reality of your own experience with others, and have it be the 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 and by asking for what you want.

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

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.

Schedule:
The workshop is non-residential and will take place in central Amsterdam.

The workshop will take place:
Friday 25 March[masked]:00 – 21:00
Saturday 26 March 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 27 March 10:00 – 18:00

Leaders:
The workshop leaders will be certified Radical Honesty trainers—and married couple—Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.

More Information
To receive more information, please write to [masked]

Price:
The Early Bird price is €281 + VAT of your country or residence (within EU).
For Netherlands €340 (including 21% Dutch VAT)

Outside of the EU the price is €340 including 21% VAT.

The Early bird price is valid until 15 February 2022

The regular price is €314,05 + VAT of your country or residence.
For Netherlands €380 (including 21% Dutch VAT)

Outside of the EU the regular price is €340 including 21% VAT.

Cancellation terms:

Please note that we do not offer refunds. However you can transfer your ticket to another person. Let us know via email in case someone else will take your spot.

You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty!

Sincerely,
Tuulia & Pete

Radical Honesty 8-Day Intensive Retreat in Sulkava, Finland | 14-22 June 2022

Workshop led by Certified Trainers, Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan

8-day intensive Radical Honesty workshop in beautiful lake side in Sulkava Finland!

ARE YOU READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE?
Learn to:
* Let go of shame, fear and attachment to approval
* Be completely and compassionately honest
* Get out of your comfort zone
* Share with others – laugh out loud, cry and yell, smile and dance
* Ask for everything you want; expand your ability to give & receive
* Heal relationships with full-body forgiveness

The retreat will take place at uniquely log-build fully renovated villa with a garden, two hectares of land, private beach, big deck on the lake and two saunas.

With lots of room to spread out and lots of privacy, we’ll have plenty enough space to dance, laugh, yell and cry to our heart’s content!

In other words, we’ll have everything you need in terms of comfort for a successful transform-your-life-for-the-better workshop! During the afternoon breaks, you can dip into the lake, lounge on a garden, stroll through the forests or lake side, jump in the trampoline or row the rowing boat.

Read about the program:
https://www.honestyeurope.com/product/8-day-intensive-sulkava-finland-14-22-june-2022/

The villa!
Our location is in Sulkava, in beautiful region of Finland, by well-known lake Saimaa which is the biggest lake in Finland. We have a lovely fully renovated log-build villa called Villa Maininki for our use with two hectares hectares of land, Our location includes big very private garden, full garden furniture, our own private beach and of course a wood burning sauna by the lake. We also have another sauna inside the building. The additional luxury includes a wood burning hot tub outside.
The accommodation will be in two-person bedrooms.

When does the workshop begin and end?
The workshop will begin at around 17:00 and will finish at around 13:00.
We do recommend arriving a day early in order to land and get grounded before we start the intense work.

Also if possible take a day off work and any intense duties after the workshop.

Who can participate?
Anyone! No prior experience with Radical Honesty is required. You will, though, have to agree to the workshop’s commitments: to keep confidentiality, to tell the truth, to support others in telling the truth, to be on time and present, to allow the trainers to coach you and to ask for what you want.

Commitment
Everyone at the workshop will be expected to commit to participate in every session, including the naked work, body movement, meditation and telling of life stories. If you have any concerns with any of the program, we are happy to discuss those concerns with you.

Cost
The early bird price is €2107,44 + VAT of your country when the fee is fully paid by 28 February 2022.

The price for example for the Netherlands is €2,550 (including 21% Dutch VAT)
For Germany €2,507,85 (including 19% German VAT)

Outside of the EU the price is €2,550 (including 21% VAT)

The regular price is €2314,05 + VAT of your country.
For example in the Netherlands €2,800 (including 21% Dutch VAT).

To secure your spot at the early bird price, you can pay a deposit of €500 now and the balance by 28 February. (In cases of financial hardship, we are willing to create longer payment schedules. Please get in touch with us and we’ll work out a solution together.)

The fee covers the 8-day workshop, daily healthy vegetarian/vegan meals and snacks, shared accommodation, the teaching and follow-up after the workshop.

Cancellation terms:

Please note that we do not offer refunds. However, you can transfer your ticket to another person. Let us know via email in case someone else will take your spot.

Support Available
If paying for this retreat is a financial challenge to you, then please be aware of the existence of the Honesty Europe Support Fund. Read more here: https://www.honestyeurope.com/support-fund/

Radical Honesty Family & Friends Retreat in Finland | 13-17 July 2022

Upon request from our participants we are organizing for the first time a retreat for two family members or friends to join together and practice together. This retreat is open to a parent and an adult child, two siblings, aunt/uncle & niece/nephew, two cousins, a romantic couple, two friends, etc.

All attendees will join with a partner of some sort who is important in their life and with whom they will do the exercises.

The retreat will include daily workshop sessions as well as free time for walking in the forests, mushroom and berry picking, swimming, boating and nightly saunas in our large wood-burning sauna. We have created specific exercises for parents and adult children to do together.

This workshop is for you if:

- you want to improve your relationship with your parent / child / the person joining with you
- you want to find new ways and tools to express in the moment whatever is alive in you – for example sadness, appreciation, anger, anxiousness, joy or love
- you are looking for ways to use conflicts creatively, go beyond blame and find more understanding and compassion
- want to heal your relationship and find forgiveness
- you yearn deeper love and connection with your loved one you are joining with

What we do
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 focused on parent and child.

Leisure time
We will also have free time for connecting, relaxing, swimming, walking in the forest, berry and mushroom picking, rowing a boat, hammock lounging, fishing and appreciating nature in the Finnish summer.

Language
The training will be conducted in English. You can do the parent & child exercises in your common language. Translations from Finnish to English and English to Finnish are possible in the group sessions. You are welcome to join even if you have limited English language skills as the main work will happen with your parent / child.

Schedule
The retreat will begin on Wednesday 13 July at 17:00 and will conclude on Sunday 17 July by 13:00.

Community
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 (and to help get shit done).

Team
The workshop leaders will be certified Radical Honesty Trainers—and married couple—Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.

Price
The Early Bird price is €548,39 + VAT of your country or residence (within EU). For Finland €680 (including 24% Finnish VAT).

The Early bird price is valid until 15 May 2022.

The regular price thereafter is 580,65 + VAT of your country or residence (within EU). For Finland €720 (including 24% Finnish VAT).

The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian / vegan meals and snacks, teaching, daily saunas, shared room accommodation in 2 person room or 2-3 person yurt and ongoing support of the group to live out loud.

Cancellation terms
Please note that we do not offer refunds. However you can transfer your ticket to another person. Let us know via email in case someone else will take your spot.

Support Available
If paying for this retreat is a financial challenge to you, then please be aware of the existence of the Honesty Europe Support Fund, which offers financial support to those who otherwise could not afford to attend Honesty Europe’s workshops and retreats.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [masked].

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