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

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Something new and exciting – a Radical Honesty Family & Friends retreat!
Transform Your Relationship by Telling the Truth

A Radical Honesty retreat in lakeside cabins surrounded by pine forests

Family & Friends retreat in Finland, 13-17 July 2022

During the Family & Friends 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.

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.

Watch this video to get a better idea of the retreat site!

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 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

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 other participants expressing themselves loudly at times
  • participate to change your parent/child rather than working on yourself and your part in the relationship

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.

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.

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.

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

Via land outside of Finland: take a ferry a from Stockholm Sweden or Tallinn Estonia.

Via air from outside Finland: fly to Helsinki airport and then take a two-hour train ride to Tampere. (There are also a limited number of flights that also fly in directly to Tampere airport.) From Tampere, we will direct you the rest of the way to the lake (probably via a local bus).

From within Finland, take a train to Tampere. From there, we will direct you the rest of the way to the lake (probably via a local bus). Or you can drive to the retreat site though if you do, we will probably ask you to carpool with others.

We recommend travelling via land. If you choose to fly, we propose you compensate for your CO2 emissions.

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).

Arriving early or staying later – holiday by the lake!
We have now additional cabin with it’s own lake side location, small kitchen, sauna and rowing boat by the lake about 10 minutes walking distance from our main space. You can arrive early or stay later in this lovely cabin for €60 per night. Get in touch with with us in case you want to take up this option!

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

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. Read more about the Support fund here.

Book your spot soon! Almost all our previous RH retreats have sold out.

If you have any questions about the retreat, please feel free to email us at

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

Tuulia & Pete

About the trainers

Tuulia SyvänenTuulia Syvänen

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.

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.

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. Read more.

Pete Jordan Pete Jordan

Pete Jordan is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in the Benelux countries. He organizes and co-lead Radical Honesty workshops around Europe with his wife, Tuulia, as well as does 1:1 coaching.

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. Read more.


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