Learn the art of direct, honest communication
SO WHAT IS RADICAL HONESTY?
The question I am asked the most is this: isn’t Radical Honesty a bit too extreme? There seems to be a common misconception of the word “radical”. They way I use it, the word has nothing to do with “brutal”, “aggressive” or “extreme” – quite the contrary.
To be radically honest means to be honest at the core of your current experience. What is true for you in this moment? In the process, we often shift our attention to what we can notice in the body right now. We are not so interested in stories, beliefs, thoughts or ideas, but more in what’s behind them for you and what you can feel in your body.
Radical Honesty is a compassionate process in which 2 or more people agree to tell each other the truth about their current experience. By doing so, a greater sense of connection can emerge. The work has helped thousands of people to get out of thought loops and back in touch with the present moment, where a greater sense of aliveness and joy awaits to be discovered.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WORKSHOPS?
At a Radical Honesty workshop, up to 16 people get together and tell each other the truth about their experience. We view the work as a “yoga studio for the mind” – a place held safe by our agreements where you can experiment stretching a bit further than you normally do. You can experiment with saying things you normally withhold, things you feel shame about or things that you are upset about.
We will guide you through your experience by shifting your attention back to your body and suggesting a more direct, revealing way of speaking. In paired exercise you will get a chance to feel the benefits of honesty firsthand. Our goal for the workshop is to help you break free from obsessive thinking, complete your past in a way so it does not hunt you or replay itself, and gain a set of communication tools you can use to firmly ground yourself in the here and now and stay connected to yourself and others – which we view as ultimately the same thing