Abundant Michael: Getting Real
Getting Real

"Presence is what makes you radiantly alive, confident, and attractive.
   The key to presence is honesty."

Being present and honest has helped me greatly in my relating! Getting Real is a way to communicate
honestly our emotions and thoughts in the present moment. But how often do we get to learn how to communicate honesty in a safe environment? How often does it happen and why is it so hard?

I think that most people are afraid to be totally honest. They fear damaging relationships by creating conflict, or hurting another's feelings. But, learning to attend to your own here-now experience rather than worrying about the outcome, uncovers the real source of personal power and self-trust. Getting Real helps by experiencing the difference between thinking, feeling, and noticing. We practice speaking honestly and noticing how language  affects the way we communicate.

There are ten communication guidelines of Getting Real:

  • being with what is
  • transparency
  • noticing your intent
  • welcoming feedback
  • asserting your wants and not wants.
  • Taking back projections
  • Revising an earlier statement
  • Holding differences
  • Sharing mixed emotions
  • Being ok with silence

See my blog for more on Getting Real and read the book "Getting Real" by Susan Campbell.


Honesty Salon

At the salon we practice honest communication with other students of Getting Real.

Pre-requisite: Read Susan Campbell's book "Getting Real"
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 7pm - 9pm
Where: Rockville MD. Directions
Cost: $10 per session

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