From Resentment to Reconnection
We want to be able to connect to the men in our lives, to show up and be our open, fully-expressed authentic selves, to let them in, to let them really see us… but it’s so incredibly difficult to trust them.
As women, we’ve been hurt by men, and by masculinity, repeatedly. Maybe it was one man, or maybe it was many. Maybe it was simply the message received from our overall culture–a message that women are less than, not to be taken seriously, emotional, unstable; their value based on how they look and what they do and rather than who they are.
We always seem to be “not enough,” and yet also somehow, “too much.”
But what if it doesn’t have to be this way? What if you could step into a safe space and explore the depths of who you are, in front of men, in a profound, powerful, and safe way? What might be possible if you could open your heart back up to men and give them an opportunity to prove that they are worthy of that trust?
Radiant Woman is your opportunity to have this experience.
Men show up to be there… for you. In a facilitated space, you’ll get to confront the blocks you have with men, with men; men who are all committed to showing up as healthy, safe, loving men. You’ll get to test what it’s like to open yourself back up, to trust again, to show your emotions, to share your pain and fear, to connect with depth and authenticity.
What’s on the other side of this experience? YOU.
Empowered, open, vulnerability paired with healthy, clear boundaries – the totally authentic and unapologetic you. You, who knows she can be angry, sad, joyful, sexy, shy, scared, sensual, playful, vibrant, and fully, completely alive, in front of men. You, who knows that nothing needs to be changed in order to be worthy of love. You, who can stand in her truth, hold boundaries, and stay open and available for healthy connection with men, platonic, romantic, or otherwise.
What could be possible for you in relationship with men from that place? Sign up now and join us at the next Radiant Woman workshop to find out.
“I have never experienced anything like what I did this weekend. I felt completely loved and accepted and witnessed as a woman— with all of my wounds, imperfections, strength, and beauty. And the power of that love has changed me. I found my voice with men and proved to myself that I CAN show up for myself with men, that I can ask for what I need and want, that I can receive from men in a way that is healthy, and that I can be vulnerable in front of men. This is work that can only be possible by the space created here and the presence of the male staff who held us with complete love and acceptance and we were all changed. My heart is more open than it ever has been and I’m more ready than ever to give and receive love from a place of health, strength, and authenticity. Thank you for this gift!”
“Radiant Woman cracked me open and cultivated what I thought was impossible— a deep trust in men and their ability to support me, to be strong for me, and to love me as I truly am. This workshop has not only transformed me and the way I show up in the world. I know it will transform my relationship with myself. I am more present, more powerful, and more fully connected to my innate radiance as a woman thanks to this weekend! I’ll never forget it.”
“Being held by the men’s presence, in such a loving, healthy way was better than an orgasm! I could not believe the joy, the passion, and the sense of relaxation and ease I felt afterward.”
where you are
Radiant Woman is for every woman who has participated in COR Woman and is ready to create a fundamental and lasting change in the way she relates to men. It’s for any woman who deeply desires more from her relationships with men and is willing to show up and take a risk to achieve those desires – for more depth, more trust, more passion, more connection, and more possibility.
We will meet you where you are. This weekend is not a lecture. It’s an experience. You choose how deep you want to go.
Radiant Woman will help you make the shift—from resentment to reconnection—in just one weekend. All COR Woman “graduates” are invited to take their growth a step further. Find new layers, new insights, and new levels of trust in your ability to navigate the relationships you have with men, to deepen them, to show up inside of them authentic and vulnerable, as the empowered partner, lover, and friend you are.
Every woman comes into COR Woman with her own history, thoughts, feelings, and issues she wants to address, but there are many common themes.
◇Feeling like you aren’t enough and can’t be yourself authentically around men
◇Feeling like you are too much, and no man can handle all of you
◇Lack of trust in men
◇A desire for deeper, more meaningful and fulfilling connection with men
◇Patterns of unhealthy relationships / choosing the wrong partners
◇Feelings of betrayal, anger, resentment, and pain
◇An inability to ask for what you want, and to set healthy boundaries
◇Insecurities around how you look / your body, and how that relates to your worth in the eyes of men
◇Wanting to heal of past wounds around men, deeper than you’ve been able to receive in traditional talk therapy modalities
◇A lack of sex drive or passion in your relationships, or life in general
◇A persistent inner voice that tells you there could be more to your relationships with men
We are far more similar than we are different, and whatever it is you are facing, it’s likely another woman present is facing something similar. You are not alone.
OUR NEXT Radiant Woman WORKSHOP
November 10-13, 2022
Radiant Woman is your opportunity to break free of your old thoughts, stories, habits, and ways of being with men and step into a new experience, one where you are vibrantly alive, sexy, worthy, strong, capable, and fully seen by men as the everyday Goddess that you are. One where men welcome, respect, honor, admire, and love all of you, the dark and the light, the gold and the shadow. What is on the other side of this? Freedom, and unlimited possibility.
Your personal takeaways and healings will be unique to you, but these are common breakthroughs that women experience after Radiant Woman, and what is possible for you:
◇An experience of being fully expressed and authentically yourself in front of men
◇A restoration of faith and trust in men
◇A strong sense of confidence in yourself and your ability to speak your truth
◇An ability to set healthy boundaries, and strengthen your Yes and your No
◇Deep long-lasting healing
◇An understanding of your deeper patterns, reactions, and emotional triggers with men
◇A reigniting of passion in your life, a deep sense of being sexy and vibrantly alive
◇An ability to communicate more clearly and in healthy, powerful ways with the men in your life
◇A sense of freedom in your body, and in your life
◇New possibilities of depth in your relationships with men, platonic and otherwise
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our workshops are experiential and participatory in nature. They are small groups of 15-27 participants, and have high participant to staff ratio to allow for individualized support and facilitation throughout the weekend. There will be self-exploration through experience, not lecture.
FACILITATED PARTNER EXERCISES
SMALL GROUP FACILITATION & SUPPORT
PSYCHODRAMA / PARTS WORK
ACTIVE & SILENT MEDITATIONS
JOURNALING AND REFLECTION
FOUR WEEK FOLLOW UP PROGRAM
Weekly video calls with your participant group, led by a facilitator from your weekend
A private Facebook group for coaching and support
COR ALUMNI FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUP
Coaching, sharing, connection, and fun for continuous support after your weekend
ALUMNI VIDEO CALLS
Monthly digital sharing circles with valuable teachings and insight, always free and accessible for alumni seeking connection and support
IN PERSON GATHERINGS MONTHLY
A network of low-cost evening gatherings and one day workshops available in areas around the country
In a post-workshop satisfaction survey, 96% of participants report that they are grateful they said “Yes!” to attending this workshop, and 92% say that this workshop was life-changing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people are at the workshop?
Our workshops are all small group format, generally running between 15 and 25 participants. For Radiant Woman, there are at least 3 facilitators for this size group, and anywhere from 20-40 additional staff men and women there to assist and provide support. Note: in 2021, our standard workshop sizes will be halved for health safety.
Does this work focus only on romantic relationships?
No. Although one area of our focus is the dynamic and healing between men and women, we are not a romantic relationship company. Certainly, your romantic life will be greatly affected by this weekend, but the work we do addresses all relationships— family, friends, co-workers, and of course, maybe most importantly, your relationship with yourself.
What are the food and accommodations like at the workshop?
We handpick our venue sites for comfort, accessibility, and a concentration on the natural beauty around us. Each site is different, but all feature stunning locations with comfortable accommodations for each participant. Most rooms are shared with one or two other participants. We put a lot of thought and effort into making sure each participant is comfortable and well-resourced, asking for sleeping preferences and checking on all dietary limitations before the workshop. An on-site event manager is there to see to any concerns that come up.
What is the diversity like at these workshops?
We celebrate every type of woman at this workshop, every age, ethnicity, size, religious background, sexual orientation, and ideological stance. There’s no “right” way to be a woman, there is only your way, and we honor all differences. We’ve had people of all religious backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, and lifestyles attend Radiant Woman, and we work hard to make sure that it’s a safe and inclusive space.
IS THERE A RELIGIOUS ASPECT TO THIS RETREAT? WHAT IF I HAVE A SPECIFIC BELIEF SYSTEM OR NO BELIEF SYSTEM AT ALL?
We welcome anyone from any or no religious or spiritual background and have had people from all walks of life participate in these workshops, including many agnostics. At COR, we do believe that inner work is done most holistically and effectively when we address all aspects of our humanity; including the physical, the emotional, the mental aspects of humanity, as well as a fourth dimension, that of the unknown. We use concepts such as meditation, prayer/invocation, and Higher Power/Grace, but we do this in as an inclusive way as possible, allowing you to define this for yourself. We don’t push any particular religion or dogma and allow for everyone’s unique beliefs. We welcome all people, of all faiths.
HOW DO I GET THERE? WHAT ARE THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES?
We are unable to provide transportation to and from the airport for any of our events. Every event site does have parking, and we provide a carpooling forum for participants and comprehensive logistics information once registered. As the sites can be anywhere from one to three hours from a major airport, we highly suggest carpooling if possible if you are arriving from out of town. For every event, participants should plan to arrive for registration at 5pm on Thursday, and plan to not depart until the end of lunch at 2pm on Sunday.
ARE YOUR WORKSHOPS ONLY FOR STRAIGHT people?
We welcome women and men into our community from all walks of life, including those who are lesbian, gay, and bisexual. We have many alumni from these communities. We work hard to make the weekends safe and inclusive for people of all sexual orientations.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?
This work started in England in 1993. Thousands of people from all over Europe, the U.S. and Canada have participated. The workshops continue to be led in locations throughout the U.S. and, through a sister company, in England.
Is this a workshop for couples?
This is not a couple’s workshop. The staff men are present to stand in for the men in your life, including but not limited to your father, current or ex-partners, family, friends, and co-workers.
It is possible to attend this workshop with your partner staffing if he has already completed Noble Man, but even in this case there are strict boundaries put in place to keep staff and participants separated, and you would do most of the exercises with another male staff member, not your partner.
What are the facilitatorS’ qualifications, and what kind of training do they have?
Our facilitators are all trained coaches and professionals. They often come to us with years of experience. Even so, in order to facilitate a workshop for us, they are required to do extensive training with our organization, including two years of leadership and facilitation training as well as ongoing training and oversight assisting at workshops, before becoming fully certified to become a lead facilitator. For most facilitators, this process takes 4-6 years to full certification. You can read more about our facilitators and their unique qualifications on our team page.
Why is this workshop so expensive?
Our workshops include all food and accommodations, as well as a fully facilitated four week long follow up program. They require at least three highly trained facilitators and an on-site event manager, who all get paid for their time. We work hard to keep costs as low as possible, in order to keep our workshops accessible but know that they can still be cost-prohibitive for some. If finances are an issue, please see our information about financial aid.
I’m interested in financial aid options. What kind of assistance is available if I cannot afford the workshop?
We offer no fee payment plans for all our workshops so that you can spread the payment out over four monthly payments if you register at least 4 months in advance of the workshop. We also have financial aid available for every workshop, which can help subsidize the cost of the workshop by up to $500 dependent on need and availability. To learn more about our COR Community Foundation nonprofit and the scholarships that they provide, please go to the scholarship application and information page, found here.
We hope in the future to be able to offer more financial aid options. We can also highly recommend the one-day workshops and monthly evening programs as a way to engage with our work and receive support at a more accessible financial investment.
Will this workshop “fix” me?
No one is going to wave a magic wand and “fix” you at this workshop. Instead, it’s an opportunity for you to do real, deep inner work on yourself, in the company of similarly committed women, under the guidance of skilled facilitators who have all done this work before you. You will receive deep healing at the workshop, healing that can last decades, not a surface feeling that fades within days or weeks. However, we have found that for most of us, the journey is not in fixing anything, it’s in accepting all the parts of ourselves, understanding them, and then moving forward with compassion.
I’m not into group stuff. Is this still for me?
Radiant Woman is a different type of group experience. It’s not a lecture, or a group experience where we tell our stories all weekend. Most of the processes are an internal journey of your own self. You are never required to share anything, and you are welcome to be exactly where you are the entire weekend. If you are open to trying a new way, it is incredibly powerful to move through processes as a group. You receive as much healing from watching others as you do from your own process and develop a deep bond with the other participants.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
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November 10-13, 2022
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