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RADICAL HONESTY LIVE: 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.

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

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.

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Radical Honesty evening / Finnish and English

Ihminen tavattavissa

HOW TO GET OVER SHIT AND BE HAPPY! A Radical Honesty information and practise evening in Helsinki in English and Finnish. If everyone is a Finnish speaker the evening will be in Finnish only. You’re warmly welcome to join us at the Radical Honesty info and practice evening on Monday 4th of March 2019 in Rikhardinkatu 2, central Helsinki. This evening is both for Finnish and English speakers. This evening is for if you want to: -experience more freedom in your life -let go of shame, fear and attachment to approval -use conflict creatively and want to go beyond blame -learn the art of asking for what you want -heal your relationships and find forgiveness -create deeper love, connection & intimacy At this Radical Honesty evening, you will receive an introduction to Radical Honesty and will get to experience some of the basic Radical Honesty exercises like: -“Sometimes I Pretend” -“I am I and You are You” -“I Notice, I Imagine” The evening will be facilitated by certified Radical Honesty trainer Tuulia Syvänen. WHAT IS RADICAL HONESTY? Based on the books of the same name by Dr. Brad Blanton, 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. 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. LOCATION In central Helsinki, address Rikhardinkatu 2. (The meeting space of Ihminen tavattavissa program) TIME 17:30-20:30 Monday 4th of March 2019 REGISTRATION Book your spot via Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honesty-gathering-tickets-54619005917 Any questions? Please write to [masked] This evening is suitable for both people who are new to Radical Honesty and for people who have participated a Radical Honesty event before. Experienced practitioners are also welcome :) PRICE Admission: €25 Student/unemployed/money is a problem: €20 If you have any questions, please email [masked] (or send a PM on Facebook to Tuulia Syvänen. www.honestyeurope.com You are warmly welcome to experience the power and happiness of honesty! Tuulia ---- About the trainer: Tuulia Syvänen is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in Nordic countries and she has led over 50 Radical Honesty workshops since 2015. She leads workshops, retreats 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. www.honestyeurope.com And be sure to join the Radical Honesty Europe or Radical Honesty Finland Facebook group!

Radical Honesty Weekend | Helsinki, Finland

Workshop led by Trainer Tuulia Syvänen and Trainer Candidate Seán Middleton Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth! 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 Helsinki. Language: The workshop will be conducted in English. Finnish speakers will have the opportunity to do paired exercises together in Finnish. The workshop will take place: Friday 3 May 17:30 – 20:30 Saturday 4 May 10:00 – 18:00 Sunday 5 May 09:00 – 17:00 Leaders: The workshop leader will be certified Radical Honesty trainer Tuulia Syvänen. She will be assisted by Radical Honesty trainer candidate Seán Middleton. Register: To register kindly visit Eventbrite to buy your ticket https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radical-honesty-weekend-helsinki-finland-tickets-53250889845 Write to us for more information [masked]. Price: The Early Bird price is €310 until 15 March 2019, thereafter €350 (and Eventbrite fee). A limited number of spots in the workshop are available for low income earners / students to participate at a reduced price. You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty! Tuulia & Seán www.honestyeurope.com About the trainer: 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.

Radical Honesty Summer Retreat | Finland

Tuulia's summer cabin

€640.00

An intensive Radical Honesty retreat in lakeside cabins surrounded by pine forests Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth in Finland, 13-17 June 2019 During our third annual Radical Honesty summer retreat in Finland, we’ll spend five days and four nights together in Finnish lakeside cottages, surrounded by a lush pine forest beside a lake. The retreat will include daily workshop sessions as well as free time for mushroom and berry picking, swimming, boating and nightly Finnish saunas. 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 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. 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. 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. Finnish speakers will have the opportunity to do paired exercises together in Finnish. Schedule: The retreat will begin on Thursday 13 June at 17:00 and will conclude on Monday 17 June by 13:00. Travel: 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). 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. Team: The workshop leaders will be certified Radical Honesty Trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan. Price: The early bird price—available until 30 April 2019—is €590. The regular price thereafter is €640. The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian or vegan meals/snacks, teaching, daily saunas, shared room accommodation, 1:1 follow up with the trainer after the training and ongoing support of the group to live loud. If you prefer, you can pay in several installments. Book your spot soon! For more information and to register, please email us at [masked]. You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty! Sincerely, Tuulia and Pete www.honestyeurope.com

Honesty Gathering

Damouchari Beach

For the first time ever – an honesty community meeting in Europe! For the past few years, we have dreamed about bringing together people who are part of our Radical Honesty community. This year we—Tuulia, Pete and the team—are making it happen in a place we love: Damouchari, Greece! Maybe you have already attended several workshops and want more time and opportunities to meet others, hang out and practice together? Do you want to meet again some of those lovely people from your retreat, your 8-day intensive, your workshop or your Meetup? Do you really like the way of expressing yourself honestly and openly and want to make more honest friends? Have you heard about Radical Honesty from friends or family and are curious to join the weirdos? Are you up for some amazing days by the turquoise Aegean Sea and beach? We see this gathering of our tribe as a cross between a retreat and a festival. Different sessions will run concurrently from morning till evening. You can choose which sessions you want to attend. Or you can skip the sessions and just hang out with like-minded people. The sessions will include Radical Honesty exercises, hot seat sessions, advanced sessions, basics for newcomers, sharing circles, conscious touch, movement, yoga, seated and walking meditation, and (if there’s enough interest) a couples session. Location The gathering will take place in the Damouchari Hotel, located in the tiny seaside village of Damouchari, which is situated on two adjacent coves. The hotel is small and charming with a main older building and bungalows surrounding a beautiful garden, all just a few steps away from the waters of the Aegean Sea. How to get there Damouchari is on the Greek mainland, about 40 km from the port city of Volos. From Volos, Damouchari is reached via a 90-minute drive over the mountain. The Volos airport is served by a small number of flights from western/northern Europe. Most travelers fly via the airports in Thessaloniki or Athens. From either of those airports, you can take a bus and/or train to Volos or drive a rental car or share a car ride with others. The program The gathering will begin at 18:00 on 17 September with an opening ceremony and sharing. We will finish the gathering on 21 September at 10:00 with a closing circle and ceremony. The morning sessions will include movement, yoga and meditation. Then, for the rest of the day, various sessions will be available to choose from. The exact timetable will be announced on the spot. Most sessions can host everyone and some sessions will have limited number or participants, subject to a sign-up list. Make sure you have warm clothing in case of chilly evening weather. Prices Two-person room: €380 per person early bird when booked by 30 April; thereafter: €420 (+Eventbrite booking fee) Three person room €350 per person early bird when booked by 30 April; thereafter: €390. (+ Eventbrite booking fee) Price covers lodging, breakfast and the program. Book your spot from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honesty-gathering-tickets-54619005917 Meals The price includes breakfast each morning. For eating at other times, Damouchari has several tavernas and also a little village market. At the taverna that is owned by the same family that owns the hotel, we have a deal for lunch or dinner: €15 for a starter, salad, main course and dessert. Book fast as the number of rooms is limited. In case hotel gets full, you can stay in nearby Airbnbs or guest houses. Get in touch with us in case you prefer to arrange your own lodging. Organizers and trainers The gathering is organized by Honesty Europe – trainers Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan. The confirmed Radical Honesty trainers to lead the sessions are Tuulia Syvänen, Pete Jordan and Jakob Eichhorn, and RH trainer candidates Anna Haas, Sean Middleton and Michael Kreuzwieser. (More trainers might be added to the program.) You are warmly welcome to join us on the journey to an honest life! Tuulia and Pete

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Radical Honesty evening / Finnish and English

Ihminen tavattavissa

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