Radical Honesty & R/evolutionary R/elating 8-Day Immersion Retreat
Led by Taber Shadburne, M.A., Creator of "R/evolutionary R/elating,"certified Master Trainer in Radical Honesty, & Founder of Church of Soul & Tuulia Syvänen, Radical Honesty Coach and Workshop Leader
After the success of last summer’s 8-day intensive Radical Honesty workshop in Italy, we are returning to the same location to lead another one! The workshop will take place in a quiet spot just outside of Cossignano, a picturesque medieval hilltop village in Italy’s Marche region.
Let’s face it, when we look closely, we discover we, ourselves, are sabotaging the connection we desire—through our own defensive conditioning and through old patterns of fear, dependency, and blame. We discover we are hiding from one other, fighting with each other. This workshop is for those who: Are hungry for deep, soulful connection; Yearn for truly transformational intimacy, and Want to learn the art of creating more love, aliveness, and conscious community.
Goals of the Workshop
- Letting go of shame, fear, attachment to approval
- Being completely and compassionately honest
- Asking for everything you want; expanding your ability to give & receive
- Healing relationships, with full body forgiveness
- Creating deeper love, connection & intimacy
- Completing the uncomplete relationships in your life
What's the Program?
We will begin each day with yoga and meditation, followed by breakfast and a morning session of teaching, conversations and paired exercises. We will then have a healthy lunch and an afternoon break.
After the break, we will continue working with “hot seat” work, teaching and more paired and small group exercises. At around 20:00, we will eat dinner. After dinner, we will have an evening session in which one participant at a time will tell his or her life story to the group.
For eight days, we will create an intimate, transformational community. Everyone will occasionally assist the cook and staff members with the cooking, table-setting and cleaning up.
After the fifth day or so, we will all get naked and talk in front of the group about our bodies and what we like and don’t like about them. We will also tell our sexual histories: when we first discovered we were a sexual being; when we first masturbated; whether we prefer doing it with men or women or vegetables, animals, or minerals; how many partners of each gender we have had sex with; our best and worst sexual experiences; and so on. We will often get embarrassed, but with good coaching and persistence and complete sharing of the truth we will get over it. This is a powerful exercise in healing body image issues and shedding sexual shame.
Who Can Attend
Anyone! No prior experience is required for attending this workshop. You will, however, need to make the following commitments to be in the workshop: to keep confidentiality, to tell the truth, to support others in telling the truth, to allow the trainers to coach you, to ask for what you want and to be on time and present in all sessions. Please note: all workshop attendees will commit to participating in all the sessions, including the naked work and the telling of life stories.
Radical Honesty Trainer’s Training!
Those who attend the Radical Honesty 8-Day Workshop also have the option of continuing on to the 7-Day Radical Honesty Trainer’s Training held three days later (June, 15 - June, 22) in the same location. More information about the Trainer’s Training will be announced soon!
The workshop will begin at around 18:00 on Monday, June 4 and finish at around 12:00 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A few hundred meters beyond the medieval walls of the village of Cossignano, we will have an entire villa and compound to ourselves. 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 us fresh fruit and olive oil!
To book your spot, you are requested to make a €500 deposit upon signing up. The fee covers the 8-day workshop, daily healthy vegetarian meals, shared accommodation, transportation from and to San Benedetto del Tronto, and the teaching.
Immediately following this workshop there will be a Radical Honesty Trainer's Training. If you wish to attend both this 8-day workshop and the Trainer’s Training, then 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: 3rd, 13th - 15th, and 22nd of June (a €250 value!). So, in total, your savings will be up to €650.
The group is limited to 16 participants. We expect this workshop to fill up fast (like last year’s 8-day workshop in Italy did).
To sign up or to receive more information, please contact Pete here.
Taber Shadburne (M.A.) is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation who has helped thousands of folks transform their lives and their relationships for over 25 years. He has led life-changing workshops in over 50 cities, in 15 countries, on four continents. He studied Zen for 10 years, lived and practiced at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and has worked deeply with various spiritual teachers. He has a B.A. in Music and Comparative Religion and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. He has worked closely with Dr. Brad Blanton for 20 years, and is the only person ever to be certified by Brad as a Master Trainer of Radical Honesty. Taber co-authored a book, The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices, with notables such as Deepak Chopra. Over the last few decades, Taber has created a body of work he calls R/evolutionary R/elating, and founded the Church of Soul, in Oakland, California. Read more about him here, or check out what others have to say here.
Tuulia Syvänen is a coach and workshop leader giving Radical Honesty workshops and doing 1:1 coaching throughout Europe. For two decades, she held leadership positions at international, non-profit organizations that are concerned with social and environmental justice issues. 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. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Tampere and has a 15-year-old son.