Alive and Kicking


Radical Aliveness is alive and kicking. We have just finished our 3rd module at our new home in the hills of Bel Air. We finished a workshop at Esalen that was magical. And Mike Kubena, Peter Bregman and I just did our first two RA in Business workshops prototyping how to bring this specific work to the business world. Thank you to Amico for being so courageous to allow us to come and work with you. You inspired us and taught us so much. It is exciting to be part of a work that keeps evolving and maturing and growing and becoming [...]

Alive and Kicking2019-01-31T22:06:27-07:00

Radical Aliveness Institute Graduating Class Individual Projects


Healing the Sacred Mother Within Dede Stefan, 4th year Radical Aliveness Institute student Healing the Sacred Mother Within was awakened from a deep place of longing within me. It was the flow of life that gave me both many experiences surrounding the disease of addiction and the persistent nudging to seek healing for my issues stemming from the disease and other life influences. Radical Aliveness gave me the space to work with all of my feelings and the support and love that enabled me to heal. With deep gratitude for Radical Aliveness and a desire to provide a similar space to others, [...]

Radical Aliveness Institute Graduating Class Individual Projects2016-05-19T16:30:17-07:00

Happy and Troubled 2016! / ¡Feliz Y Conflictivo 2016!


TO BE CONNECTED - TO BE IN CONFLICT… A GROWTH OPPORTUNITY -Nuria Camps-Salat, Radical Aliveness Institute alumni and teaching assistant To be alive, to be relating to others, to be doing things, to be living life – all of these can also mean to be in conflict. Conflict itself is not wrong, unless we “stigmatize” it and turn it into the cause of our inability to stay connected. I look at conflict with another as a chance to grow, to progress, to learn something new about an obscure part of myself that I need to bring to light. My internal conflict [...]

Happy and Troubled 2016! / ¡Feliz Y Conflictivo 2016!2016-01-20T08:49:57-07:00

What are you afraid of?


What are you afraid of? Nothing, nothing at all, my father convinced me as a child. And so it was, because he said so. Little feet jumped into a huge bed, everything towering so greatly above me, consuming me, in the dark when the lights went out. I held my breath as long as I could before I had to come back up for air and face the monsters again. Reminding me, every night, there was everything in the world to be afraid of.  I became a fierce little lion, roaring at everything and everyone. My little lion who puffed up [...]

What are you afraid of?2015-07-16T13:19:07-07:00

Strength vs. “Tough”


  -Submitted by Charlotte Johnson, RA/CE Alumni After returning from a trip back home to Chicago, I woke up this morning thinking about the difference between tough and strong. We (my brothers and sisters) grew up tough. We grew up being able to take it and never flinch. We grew up having a high tolerance to pain – both physical and emotional. I think tough comes out of having one’s boundaries violated regularly – usually by one’s caretaker – and not having the right to express your needs or wants and certainly never express vulnerability lest it be seen and ridiculed [...]

Strength vs. “Tough”2016-01-11T11:32:09-07:00