Radical Honesty Parent & Adult Child retreat in Finland | 26-29 August 2021
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Something new and exciting – a Radical Honesty Parent & Adult Child retreat!
Transform Your Relationship by Telling the Truth
A Radical Honesty retreat in lakeside cabins surrounded by pine forests
Parent and Adult Child retreat in Finland, 25-29 August 2021
During the Parent and Adult Child 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 a parent and an adult child to join together.
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
- 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 parent / child
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.
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 25 August at 17:00 and will conclude on Sunday 29 August 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).
The workshop leaders will be certified Radical Honesty Trainers—and married couple—Tuulia Syvänen and Pete Jordan.
The early bird price—available until 15 July 2021—is €640 per person. The regular price thereafter is €680. The fee covers the workshop, healthy vegetarian / vegan meals and snacks, teaching, daily saunas, shared room accommodation and ongoing support of the group to live out loud.
Note! We have discounted spots for tent / your camper for low income earners. We can provide you a tent or you can bring your own. Get in touch with us in case you want to have a discounted spot.
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 RH Summer Retreat, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are warmly welcome to the exciting journey of Radical Honesty!
Who are the trainers?
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.
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 Brad Blanton. She has led around 100 RH workshops in various European countries. She has also attained a four-year certification in the Human-to-Human Coaching and Therapy Program in Finland and is a certified leader of Dr. Fischer’s Rebuilding Divorce Seminars. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Tampere and has a 16-year-old son.
Pete Jordan is the only certified Radical Honesty trainer in the Benelux countries. He organizes and co-leads Radical Honesty workshops around Europe with his wife, Tuulia, as well as does 1:1 coaching. As a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, he also offers 1:1 S.E. sessions with clients to support them in healing from trauma.
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. Born and raised in San Francisco, Pete has lived in Amsterdam for almost two decades and still makes himself happy each day he wakes up in that city. A writer by profession, Pete has a passion for cycling and has contributed his writing and photographs to several Dutch cycling publications for more than a decade. When he is not organizing or attending Radical Honesty workshops or spending time with his teenaged son, he can be found meandering around Amsterdam on his bike. (And he feels some tightness in his stomach now as he writes this stuff about himself in the third person.)
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