The Radical Aliveness Institute® envisions a just and open-hearted world in which all voices are heard, validated and honored and every individual is inspired and free to make their full contribution to the whole.

Our mission is to train committed individuals to be courageous leaders and influential change agents, acting with flexibility and sensitivity in any environment.

The Radical Aliveness Institute® provides a comprehensive training leading to competence in the concepts, techniques and skills of Radical Aliveness. Our graduates use these abilities in their professional and personal lives to promote healing for themselves, families, clients, organizations and communities.

Developed by Ann Bradney, the Radical Aliveness Institute® training program is anchored by a co-creative, highly participatory process that develops an awareness of our interconnectedness and responsibility to the whole. The Radical Aliveness Process® allows for an unusual level of complexity to enter individual and group work. This enhances the potency of the work and expands its impact beyond psychology to systems and the world. The combination of systems orientation, exceptional cultural- and self-awareness, the ability to hold and support deep emotional process, and a ground in spirituality makes Radical Aliveness facilitators and life practitioners unique in the world.


Radical Aliveness is based on 5 principles:

  • Cultivating a non-shaming heart
  • Honoring multiple perspectives
  • Knowing we don’t know
  • Saying “Yes” to everything
  • Being willing to be changed

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What is Radical Aliveness?

There is a state in which we are exquisitely present, fully alive, authentic and spontaneous. We are open to all of our feelings. We are not afraid to know anything about ourselves or about others. We are connected to our strength and our truth. In this state, we see life in all its possibilities. It is here that we stand fully as leaders in the world. This is Radical Aliveness.

Ann Bradney, Founder and Director, Radical Aliveness Institute

The Radical Aliveness Institute programs move our focus beyond individual power, and toward our larger self. They teach us how to be effective, influential participants in a new socio-political environment where we are all connected, where we can all participate, and where each individual is needed to create the wisdom of the whole.

This work asks individuals to be fully present and honest. It builds on the energy, emotions, and issues that pop up at any given moment and it connects us with our potential to bring a more authentic and powerful self to our lives, our interactions with others, and our connection with the world.

Radically alive leadership requires the ability to let go of one’s objectives, assumptions, and need to control. We learn to be exquisitely present, fully alive, and unafraid to know anything about ourselves. When we can experience the powerful feelings of others without the need to mold or tame them, that’s Radical Aliveness. And when we can learn to hold a space where conflict and challenge are welcome because they serve as doorways to fresh insights, ingenious solutions, and new possibilities, that’s radically alive leadership.

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